Annual Review 2012

UVic President David Turpin

As we mark the University of Victoria's 50th anniversary, we celebrate the extraordinary growth and accomplishments of our institution. Students, faculty, staff and alumni could not be clearer: UVic has had a tremendous impact.

In just five decades — thanks to dedicated faculty and staff as well as the support of donors, community members, research partners and funding agencies — the university has transformed over 100,000 graduates, reshaped academic disciplines and made discoveries that have made our world a better place.The difference UVic makes in our region, across Canada and around the world is an extension of our core mission to integrate outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement in a research-enriched university setting. In 2012, the results of that focus on excellence contributed to Times Higher Education ranking UVic first in Canada and number 11 globally in its international survey of universities less than 50 years old.

As we look ahead to the next 50 years of our university, I hope you will take a few minutes to join me in reflecting on 50 of the many great moments in UVic's history, as collected in this year's Annual Review. Our history is rich, and it continues to influence our extraordinary capacity to shape our future — on campus, in our region, and around the world.

David H. Turpin, CM, PhD,FRSC


President and Vice-Chancellor