News & events

Where in the world are our UVic alumni?

Update your contact information below and you will be entered to win a $1,000 travel voucher, courtesy of the UVic Alumni Association. Contest runs from June 6-26, 2022 and is open to all UVic Alumni. Keeping your contact information up-to-date allows us to keep in touch with emails about events and programs in your area, notify you about class reunions, allows you to receive e-newsletters, the Alumni TORCH magazine and can help classmates and friends find you, if you choose.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

An innovator in carbon removal technologies, a champion of Indigenous entrepreneurship and a Governor General Award-winning playwright who seeks to dismantle Western colonial systems are among the recipients of the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2022.

Alumna Marion Buller named UVic chancellor

Marion Buller—influential Indigenous legal scholar and the chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)—has been named the University of Victoria’s 12th chancellor. She begins a three-year term on Jan. 1, 2022. Buller is a double alumna, having completed her undergraduate and law degrees at UVic. She is also a member of the Ring Road Loyalty Circle, which recognizes loyal UVic donors.

Leveraging the Internet for Career Opportunities - Event recording

The job market is becoming increasingly digital, bringing new challenges for both job-hunters and employers. This session provides proven techniques to optimize and leverage your online presence when it comes to career and other opportunities. Join the UVic Alumni Association as we invite Brandon Laur, BA ’16, of The White Hatter to discuss these key important topics.

In Conversation with Ry Moran and Shelagh Rogers

Discover how the University of Victoria is helping to lead us into a new era of understanding, of healing, and furthering truth, respect and reconciliation. You are invited to learn more by joining the virtual In Conversation with UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and Ry Moran. Elder Dr. Barney Williams (LLD), who is Nuu-chah-nulth and a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, will join the conversation. He is a residential school survivor and former member of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Survivors Circle.

Sobering Facts: Adam Sherk helps inform drinkers

UVic alumnus Adam Sherk (PhD ’19) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) at the University of Victoria. Sherk is regularly featured in news outlets around the world commenting on alcohol use and related harms. The team at CISUR is helping to rework Canadian drinking guidelines—which are expected out next year. Sherk kindly answered six questions regarding these hard truths about alcohol.

UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery — Life Stories

Life Stories is a poignant exploration of how art shapes our life stories, our sense of self and our relationships, as we journey through the life stages. Curated by three UVic Art History and Visual Studies scholars: Dr. Erin J. Campbell, professor, Jaiya Anka, PhD Candidate (UVic, MA ‘17); Holly Cecil ( BA ’16, MA ’19), Life Stories draws from UVic’s rich art collection. The evening will include a short tour/overview of the exhibition followed by a live interview led by Legacy director Mary Jo Hughes with the curators and featured artist and alumna Elly Heise (MFA ’20).

12 Influential People – How to Advance Your Network to Build Success

Join us as we learn about an initiative to invest in yourself through a structured networking plan that will support you in undertaking meaningful conversations with influential individuals. This session offers a hands-on walk through to help you begin the process to define your purpose and build out your own networking plan. At the end of this session you will have the tools and direction you need to undertake this initiative for yourself!

The Alumni Association presents: The Art of Seeking Employment in 2020

Featuring: Greg Conner (MPA ’93, BA ’87), Vice President, People and Culture and Corporate Secretary at BC Transit Moderator: Andrée-Anne Leroy, Career Educator at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Topic: - Interview and application preparation - Understanding the importance of Emotional Intelligence to achieving your job search goals - How to personalize and communicate your fit to company values - Maximizing your impact on video conferencing

Accelerating Community Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

Research plays a vital role in solving the world’s biggest challenges, including how our communities respond to pandemics. Join the UVic Alumni Association for a special evening showcasing some of UVic’s world-class researchers and their impact on COVID-19 resilience and recovery – locally, and beyond. Dr. Rishi Gupta (Civil Engineering) Dr. Karen Kobayashi (Sociology) Dr. Onowa McIvor (Indigenous Education) Moderated by Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President, Research, UVic