Alumni and donors

Kathy and Ken Shields accepting their honorary degrees

Honorary degrees for Canadian basketball's first family

Coaching legends Kathy and Ken Shields, who led their teams to a combined 15 national basketball titles at the University of Victoria, accepted honorary doctor of laws degrees from the university at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

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CARSA is nearly complete

CARSA will open this spring. What's in it for you? Check out our new CARSA video for a look inside the centre, with construction nearly complete. More information on CARSA is available at

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Welcome back, class of '64

It's the 50th anniversary for the first class of graduates from UVic. They're returning for a reunion and to be part of Spring Convocation. Read their oral history of a special day in UVic history.

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John Nsabimana

I Want the Future

John Nsabimana — a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, alumnus and master of public administration student — shares his remarkable story of resilience in the autumn edition of the UVic Torch Alumni Magazine.

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$5 million gift honours parents’ belief in higher education

Students at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business were the beneficiaries of a $5-million donation from Victoria businessman Sardul S. Gill. The gift establishes a permanent endowment that will disburse funds for scholarships and financial awards, international projects, teaching and research.

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UVic graduate on your TV screen

Erin Karpluk (BFA ’00) has had a string of roles in successful TV series since graduating. Most recently, Erin has become well known for her lead role in CBC's Being Erica, where she won the Gemini Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series in 2009 and received her third nomination in 2011.

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Alumni and donors

You're always a part of UVic

Whether it's been a few months or a few years since you've last been to campus, you'll always be a part of our family.

UVic Alumni Relations helps you stay connected through special events, information and opportunities tailored specifically to our graduates. There's a lot happening at your alma mater that you won't want to miss.

With every new achievement and discovery UVic makes, your diploma increases in value. We take pride in your accomplishments, knowing that you're one of our own.

UVic has granted more than 100,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates and with each graduating class, our alumni family grows - extending your worldwide network of connections.

Your gifts make a difference

With your participation as a donor, we will continue to set new standards in teaching, research and community service.

Find out how you can make a difference by exploring the UVic Development website or contacting us for further information.

On Feb. 27, 2014, the University of Victoria's Student Ambassadors organized an outdoor booth to engage with fellow students—learning about and thanking donors as part of National Student Philanthropy Day.