Donor honour roll
Thank you to all of our friends who have made a contribution to the Faculty of Education. Your thoughtfulness makes a world of difference.
Donations impact the faculty in many ways. The list below is only a sampling of a "collage" of stories; stories about the people behind the gifts, and stories about the help that these acts of kindness provide.
To learn more about our donors and friends, click on their names below.
Ken spent 33 dedicated years as an educator and administrator in the Victoria School District. This bursary is awarded annually to a student enrolled in elementary education, with a preference to a student with a demonstrated interest in teaching physical education.
Drina was fine teacher, a loving daughter, sister and friend. The bursary in memory of Drina Fraser Davison Is awarded to a grad student studying in the area of Special Education.
Winnifred and Dorothy Fox came as young girls with their family to Victoria in 1892. They both took teacher training at the Provincial Normal School, and taught in elementary schools, until retirement in 1949 and 1942.
NEW AWARD ----- check back for availability dates. This bursary will assist students enrolled in elementary teacher education at the University of Victoria.
"She did not charge out into the world and perform highly publicized good works, but instead did what she was required to do quietly with strength, grace and intelligence."
"With an adventurous spirit and a passion to teach, Lauretta McCall helped spread education throughout British Columbia."
"A gracious woman of tough pioneer stock -- Annie Finnerty’s memory is being honoured, and the family’s connection to the present campus is being remembered"
"Don Knowles, a professor and deservedly loved teacher and mentor, was a guiding presence in terms of his commitment to scholarships."
"Through art, children gain the creative problem solving skills that, as they move on in life, will benefit them in their work, whether in business, design, technology or industry."
"She was truly a gifted teacher who had a way with children, parents and other teachers. We would like her to always be remembered in the teaching field, especially by a future teacher who will strive to be an outstanding teacher like Ruth Rose."
"Alison had a lifelong love affair with the English language and reading was one of her great pleasures. Her house was always full of books, and she taught her children and her two grandchildren to read by age three."
She would be delighted to know that her love of primary teaching is carried on by the recipients of this bursary.
A man of true musical brilliance and generosity, Don Wright was a conductor, educator, composer, and philanthropist.
A donation from the Royal Canadian Legion and in partnership with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, established a community counseling clinic in Victoria for Canadian veterans and service men and women.
The Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medals commemorate the distinguished life and work of Dr. Maxwell Cameron - professor, administrator and author, and are awarded each year to outstanding education students.
This non-profit organization for women is dedicated to education and achievement through competition and performance, while committing time and energy to involvement in the community.
The Muriel Beverley Vaio Law Scholarships are presented annually to students in the Faculty of Education who have excelled in academic and professional courses.
Terry Johnson was a faculty member for over 30 years. He was an exemplary teacher, an inventive writer and a tireless advocate for literacy education in elementary school system.
Larry Lee was born in Victoria, and as a youngster had serious health problems, but through involvements in gymnastics and weight training he was able to overcome them and stay active. He graduated from Victoria High School, and worked as a chauffeur at Canadian Forces Base Naden throughout his adult life.
Dr. Mickelson is renowned for her valuable contributions to the field of education and to equity issues, not only was she elected the first female Dean of Education at UVic, she was also the first woman President of the UVic Faculty Association; the University's first advisor on equity issues, and the first female Chancellor at the University.
Lillian Edith Ackerman was the great-granddaughter of pioneers. She was a life member of the Saanich Pioneers Society and a long-time member of the International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons.
The Rosalind W. Young Scholarship is awarded annually by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Victoria) to the female student achieving the highest standing in third year of Education who is continuing University studies.
Howard and Linda Schlechte Petch have made numerous contributions to the lower island community and the University of Victoria. Their lives and work are symbolic of their penchant for hard work, leadership, academic excellence and community building.
Located in the MacLaurin Buildilng, it is one of the few galleries in North America dedicated to young people's artwork.
The Denton Memorial Book Prize was established in memory of a man who dedicated his professional life to encouraging and supporting student teachers in their pursuit of the strength and balance inherent to a skillful teaching capacity.
It is hoped that the recipient of the award in his name will live up to the beliefs, the work ethic, the social skills and the enterprise for which Brock showed so much promise.
The BC Recreation and Parks Scholarship is given in support of building and sustaining active, healthy lifestyles and communities in British Columbia.
Anne and her late husband, Doug, both taught in British Columbia's public school system. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose focus is in elementary education.
The Faculty of Education Students' Association presents this award to an education student who volunteers with both the university and the surrounding community.
Miss Scholefield's career spanned 46 years during which time she was a teacher at various Elementary school locations in and around Victoria.
The Clearihue Bursary is awarded annually to a promising student in the Faculty of Education who shows strong potential and has at least a good second-class average standing.
Professor Johns' legacy to the University includes, among many, the art exhibitions, the Art Education faculty and department facility, and the countless numbers of teachers who studied with him. He touched the lives of many people, and is fondly remembered by them all.
This bursary was established because Kay understood the importance of providing specialized education for teachers preparing to instruct our youngest learners.