Alumni Week 2019 is February 1-7

There is something for everyone this year, from fascinating talks, sporting events and fun gatherings.

Thinkers, changers, difference makers

Alumni Week is a week-long celebration of UVic Alumni, their individual and collective successes as well as their many connections to UVic and to each other.

More than a dozen events are being planned- including talks, awards and social gatherings.


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UVic Alumni Week 2019 Calendar

Date Event(s)
February 1

Campus Alumni Kick-off , Cinecenta, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UVic Gallery exhibits (all week); Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Exhibit will run from Jan. 12 to Apr. 6), Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

UVic Gallery Exhibition: Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer - Gyokushō 玉蕉(1889-1951), Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

February 2

Victoria College Alumni Chapter Lunch & Learn, University Club of Victoria, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Legacy Gallery Public event: "Curators" talk with Carolyn Butler Palmer and Janice Okada, Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, 2:00pm

Vikes for Life, CARSA, 5:00 p.m. Women's Game | 7:00 p.m. Men's Game 

UVic Curls: Alumni Week Bonspiel, 9:00 a.m. 

School of Music, Alumni Reception & Concert

February 3

Superbowl Sunday

February 4

Continuing Studies - An Evening with Sari Alesh, 7:00 p.m.

February 5

Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Health Information Science Alumni Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Child & Youth Care Reception, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Distinguished Alumni Awards Night, Songhees Wellness Centre, 7:30 p.m.

Meet the Recipients:


- Scott Butler, BCom '98 (Business)

   President at Highstreet Ventures Inc.

- Wendy Kotilla, Dipl '01 (Continuing Studies)

   Founded the Youth and Ecological Restoration program

- Alexander (Alex) Nelson, BA '98 (Education)   

   Resident Elder for Surrounded by Cedar Childcare 

- Shaan Pruden, BSc '84 (Engineering)

   Senior Director of Partnership Management at Apple

- Griffin Russell, MPH '15 (Human and Social Development)

   Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator, Island Health, Shared Services BC

- Barry Gough, VC '57 (Humanities)

   Canadian maritime and naval historian

Valerie Jepson, LLB '01 (Law)

   Integrity Commissioner, City of Toronto

- Nella Nelson, BA '76 (Library)

   Greater Victoria School District administrator for the Aboriginal Nations Education Division

- Shawn Stebbins, BSc '84 (Science)

   President & CEO of Archipelago Marine Research

Kevin Orr, BA '02 (Social Sciences)

   Vice-President, Winner Medical Group

Nathan Medd, BFA '01 (Fine Arts)

   Managing Director of Performing Arts, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

February 6

Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair,  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Barry Gough (VC '56) - "Winston Churchill: Youth", 12:00 p.m. 

Nathan Medd (BFA '01) - "Creative Placemaking", 12:45 pm

Mike Irvine (BA ’11, M.Ed ’15) & Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule - Connecting Traditional Knowledge with Technology Toward Ecological Sustainability , 7:00 p.m. - 8p.m.

February 7

In Conversation: UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers with Giller-prize winning novelist Esi Edugyan, BA '99, 7:00 p.m.

Three Wise Guys Book Club, 7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Thank you to our 2019 Alumni Week supporters!

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