Distinguished Alumni Awards nomination deadline

2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards deadline

Help us celebrate the remarkable achievements of University of Victoria graduates. Nominate a friend, family member, colleague or former classmate for a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award by Oct. 14, 2022. 

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Astrophysicist Louise Edwards

Star student

Astrophysicist Louise Edwards, BSc ’01, was one of the first Black Canadians to earn a PhD in physics. She’s an expert on the evolution of galaxies, her face has appeared on a Canadian stamp—and she’s only getting started.

Seeing stars
Astrophysicist Julie Claveau

Space to grow

Astrophysicist Julie Claveau, BSc ’09, has taken a fascinating career trajectory to her current work on the James Webb Telescope, which will reveal new secrets of the universe.

Astrophysicist Julie Claveau
Bikery Baked Goods owner Markus Spodzieja

Change-up: The biking baker

How theatre grad Markus Spodzieja went from the stage to starting a unique kosher bakery. 

Bready to roll
Victoria Hand Project team

Healing technology

The Victoria Hand Project team, led by alumnus Michael Peirone, designs low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics for amputees in need while providing UVic students with valuable skills and training. 

Victoria Hand Project
Puppeteer Ingrid Hansen with Danny Trejo

Hidden wonder

Puppeteer and UVic theatre grad Ingrid Hansen stars in hit children's shows and navigates "the complex universe" created by legend Jim Henson—all while never being seen. 

A puppeteer's life
Wendy Proverbs author of Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children

Between sisters

Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children, by UVic anthropology alumna Wendy Proverbs, traces the 1,600-kilometre voyage of sisters forced from their remote village to Lejac Residential School.

Print matters
Poet Shane Book

World of words

Star poet, UVic associate professor, filmmaker and world traveller Shane Book, BA '99, finds inspiration in hip-hop, jazz and never staying in one place.

Poetry in motion

Connect. Learn. Remember.

The important role of alumni in the life of the University of Victoria can be expressed in a lot of ways. By maintaining connections, taking advantage of opportunities to learn, and by keeping our UVic memories close to our hearts, alumni are part of the past, present and future of the university.

The UVic Alumni Association, with the help of Alumni Relations staff, help to keep strong bonds between UVic and its the worldwide community of graduates by offering an exciting and growing program of services.