Distinguished Alumni awards

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2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Leading by example

Each year at Alumni Week (first week of February) the UVic Alumni Association, in partnership with the faculties and divisions of UVic, present Distinguished Alumni Awards to outstanding members of the alumni community.

The recipients are selected by their respective faculties or divisions based on a number of criteria, including career accomplishments or service to their community.

To suggest the name of a UVic alumna or alumnus who should be considered for a Distinguished Alumni recognition, with a brief summary of the individual's accomplishments.

Beginning in 2010, the Distinguished Alumni Awards expanded to include recipients from all faculties and divisions:

2017

Photos, profiles of the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

2016

Photos and short profiles of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

2015

Photos and short profiles of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

2014

  • Eric Akis, Business Admin. Cert., ’96 (Continuing Studies)
  • Roderick Allen, MA ’93 (Education)
  • Brian Butler, BA '71 (Humanities)
  • Marilyn Copes, MBA '99 (Business)
  • Mary Mouat, LLB '87 (Law)
  • David Naysmith, BSc '71 (Medical Sciences)
  • Qimin You, PhD '93 (Science)
  • Chris Reid, MASci '95 (Engineering)
  • Jan Ross, BFA '76 (Library)
  • Michael J. Whitfield, BA '67 (Fine Arts)
  • Evan Wood, BSc '97 (Social Sciences)
  • Jennifer Zelmer, BSc '93 (Human & Social Development)

Recipients' photos and profiles (PDF).

2013

The UVic Alumni Association, to mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Victoria in 2013, recognized the leadership of individual alumni and couples who contributed to the growth of the university.

Recipients' photos and profiles (PDF).

2012

  • G. Andrew Work, MBA '02 (Business)
  • Margaret Lucas, Cert. '95 (Continuing Studies)
  • Simon Ibell, BA '02 (Education)
  • Lauren Woolstencroft, BEng '05 (Engineering)
  • Esi Edugyan, BA '99 (Fine Arts)
  • Lise Haddock, BSW '88 (Human & Social Development)
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, BA '96 (Humanities)
  • Thomas Crabtree, LLB '83 (Law)
  • Robert J. Wiersema, BA '93 (Library)
  • Bruce Crawford, BSc '65 (Medical Sciences)
  • Mark Lewis, BSc '87 (Science)
  • Marion Buller Bennett, BA '75, LLB '87 (Social Sciences)

Recipients' photos and profiles (PDF).

2011

  • Elton Pereira, BCom ’98 (Business)
  • Barbara Wilson Kii’iljus, Dipl ’99 (Continuing Studies)
  • Robert (Bob) Young, Victoria College ’48 (Medical Sciences)
  • Bronwyn Taylor, MEd ’95, Educator (Education)
  • Gerry Douglas, BSc ’95 (Engineering)
  • Paul Beauchesne, BMus ’88 (Fine Arts)
  • Lynn Stevenson, PhD ’03 (Human & Social Development)
  • Charlayne Thornton-Joe, BA ’83 (Humanities)
  • Sharon McIvor, LLB ’86 (Law)
  • Robert Young, BSc ’67 (Science)
  • Chris Fibiger, BSc ’66 (Social Sciences)

Recipients' photos and profiles (PDF).

2010

  • Jiang Nan (Jane) Zhu, MBA ’06 (Business)
  • Sandra Richardson, Cert. in Public Relations ’00 (Continuing Studies)
  • Betty Clazie, BEd ’73 (Education)
  • Catherine Roome, BEng (Electrical) ’90 (Engineering)
  • Deborah Willis, BA ’06 (Fine Arts)
  • Catherine Claiter, BSc (Health Information) ’00 (Human & Social Development)
  • Ron Greene, BA ’89 (Humanities
  • Allan Seckel, QC, LLB ’83 (Law)
  • Robin Harkness, PhD (Biochemistry) ’85 (Science)
  • Tracy Redies, BA ’84 (Social Sciences)

Recipients' photos and profiles (PDF).

Since its inception in 1993, the Distinguished Alumni Awards program has evolved. Between 2009 and 2011, the award was presented to an individual as part of the UVic Legacy Awards.

2011 Alumni Legacy Award

  • Hon. Lance Finch, Victoria College

2010 Alumni Legacy Award

  • Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, Victoria College

2009 Alumni Legacy Award

  • Don Drummond, BA '76 (Humanities)

2008

  • Stewart Butterfield, BA '96 (Humanities)
  • Bob de Faye, BA '77 (Social Sciences), MPA '85 (Human & Social Development)
  • Edward Harvey (Victoria College)
  • Tamara Vrooman, BA '91, MA '95 (Humanities)

2007

  • Murray Farmer, BA '68 (Social Sciences)
  • Jim Hunter, BA '74 (Social Sciences)
  • Michaela Tokarski, MBA '01 (Business)

2006

  • Constance Isherwood, Victoria College
  • David Garrison, BEng '94 (Engineering) and Shannon Hunt, BA '90, MA '93 (Humanities)
  • Andrew Weaver, BSc '83 (Science)

2005

  • Richard Flury, BSc '70 (Science)
  • Brad Forth, BEng '88 (Engineering)
  • Sheridan Scott, LLB '81 (Law)
  • Jeremy Smith, BSc '99 (Human & Social Development)

2004

  • Allen Halverson, BEd '77 (Education)
  • Eric Jordan, BFA '93 (Fine Arts)
  • Ian McDougall, Victoria College

2003
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Victoria College and the 40th anniversary of the founding of UVic, in 2003 the Alumni Association awarded 10 Distinguished Alumni awards (one for each decade of the past century).

  • Ira Dilworth, Victoria College
  • Olive Heritage, Victoria College
  • Lawrie Wallace, Victoria College
  • James Oldfield, Victoria College
  • Albert Cox, Victoria College
  • Lorna Marsden, Victoria College
  • Nancy Turner, BSc '69 (Science)
  • Andrew Petter, LLB '81 (Law)
  • Mark Hill, BA '85 (Social Sciences)
  • Gail Anderson-Dargatz, BA '99 (Fine Arts)

2002

  • Eve Egoyan, BMus '85 (Fine Arts)
  • Walter McLean, Victoria College
  • Erich Mohr, MSc '80, PhD '82 (Social Sciences)

2001

  • Kirsten Barnes, BA '93 (Education)
  • Tim Price, Victoria College, BA '64 (Humanities)
  • Eden Robinson, BFA '92 (Fine Arts)

2000

  • Eliza Chan, LLB '82 (Law), Hon LLD '08
  • Peter Ciceri, BA '79 (Social Sciences)
  • Miles Richardson, BA '79 (Social Sciences)

1999

  • Linda Hughes, BA '72 (Humanities)
  • Marshall McCall, BSc '76 (Science)
  • Gareth Rees, BA '91 (Humanities)

1998

  • Ric Careless, BSc '72 (Social Sciences)
  • Ronald Gamey, BA '67 (Science)
  • Carole Sabiston, Victoria College, Hon DFA '95

1997

  • Barbara Hall, BA '72 (Social Sciences)
  • Dulcie McCallum, LLB '81 (Law)
  • Alison Sydor, BSc '89 (Science)

1996

  • Peter Smith, Victoria College

1995

  • Norma Mickelson, Victoria College, MA '68 (Education), Hon LLD '03

1994

  • Ray Williston, Victoria College, Hon LLD '06

1993

  • Harry Hickman, Normal School, Hon LLD '78