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50th Anniversary Signature Events

Event videos

Browse videos from past anniversary events. Videos are listed in reverse chronological order by event date. Visit UVic's youtube for more videos.


Shared Achievements:

A Celebration of Dave Turpin's Presidency and of UVic's 50th Anniversary

Celebration | June 27, 2013 | David Turpin building

Emcee: Carmen Charette, Vice-President External Relations


Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson - "Pursuing the Wild: The Sichuan Botanical Expedition"

Lecture | May 23, 2013 | David Lam Auditorium

Emcees: Carmen Charette, Vice-President External Relations and Carmen Varcoe, Chair, Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee


Dr. Michel Lefebvre - "Subatomic Smash: The Quest for the Higgs Boson"

Lecture | April 9, 2013 | David Lam Auditorium

Emcee: Gregor Craigie


President's Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Vandana Shiva - "The Future of Food"

Lecture | March 27, 2013 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Emcee: Dr. Peter Keller, Dean of Social Sciences


Special Convocation

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Honorary Doctor of Laws

Ceremony | March 27, 2013 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium


Building an Innovative Nation: The role of universities in strengthening Canada’s future

Lecture | March 8, 2013 | David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin building

Emcee: Greg D'Avignon


President's Distinguished Lecture

Anne Michaels - "The Mystery of Wood"

Lecture | February 18, 2013 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Emcee: Dr. Lynne Van Luven, Acting Dean of Fine Arts


Special Convocation

Anne Michaels, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts

Ceremony | February 18, 2013 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium


President's Distinguished Lecture 

George Dyson - "Two Years Before the Mast"

Lecture | December 4, 2012 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Emcee: Dr. John Archibald, Dean of Humanities


Special Convocation

George Dyson, Honorary Doctor of Laws

Ceremony | December 4, 2012 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium


New Student Welcome and 50th Anniversary Kickoff

Ceremony | September 4, 2012 | McKinnon Gym


Julie Payette - "The Earth from Above: An Astronaut's Perspective"

Lecture | August 27, 2012 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Emcee: Dr. Rob Lipson, Dean of Science

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