Long Service Recognition

Long Service


Let's celebrate our 2021 Long Service Colleagues!

This year we recognize and thank 124 colleagues who have dedicated a cumulative of 3810 years of service to the university. Take a moment to see who is celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. Reach out to colleagues to share well wishes and/or post a message for them on the Kudos Board.


Our Long Service Colleagues

25 Years of Service

  • Bradley Anholt, Biology
  • Donna Barker, Social Work
  • Jean Beauregard, Continuing Studies
  • Trish Birney, Undergraduate Records & Graduation Services
  • Martin Bunton, History
  • Marthese Cassar, Libraries
  • Ion Cernat, Facilities Management
  • John Dorocicz, Ocean Networks Canada
  • Frederick Driver, Libraries
  • David Everard, Libraries
  • Kelli Fawkes, Chemistry
  • Diana Foreland, Child Care Services
  • Robin Hicks, Chemistry
  • Wendy Joyce, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Laurie Keenan, Centre for Accessible Learning
  • Valerie Kerr, Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Boguslawa Kolehmainen, Research Accounting
  • Yvonne Lawson, Law
  • Glenda Lee-Jury, Libraries
  • Deborah Marks, Residence Services
  • Tracy Moir, Vikes Athletics & Recreational Services
  • Michelle Osborne, Social Work
  • Stephen Perks, Law
  • Michelle Peterson, Vikes Athletics & Recreational Services
  • Robert Riley, Systems
  • Wolff Michael Roth, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Cheryl Sivertson, Institutional Planning & Analysis
  • Brent Sternig, Research Services
  • Afzal Suleman, Mechanical Engineering
  • Deborah Thoun, Nursing
  • Richard Toogood, Office of the Registrar
  • Min Tsao, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Alicia Ulysses, Hispanic & Italian Studies
  • Jan Wood, Theatre

30 Years of Service

  • Perry Biddiscombe, History
  • David Carter, Facilities Management
  • Susan Chambers, Education
  • Jane Collins, Business
  • Rena Conibear, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Nedjib Djilali, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ricardo Draper, Systems
  • Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Music
  • Helena Filmer, Research Accounting
  • Robert Fleming, Systems
  • Wendy Graham, Research Accounting
  • Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, Music
  • Ingrid Holmberg, Greek & Roman Studies
  • Joanna Hood, Music
  • Peter Kennedy, Economics
  • Michel Lefebvre, Physics & Astronomy
  • Steve Lindsay, Psychology
  • Shawn Lommerse, Food Services
  • Linda Marley, Co-op & Career Services
  • Mary Kathleen Matthews, Libraries
  • Margo Matwychuk, Anthropology
  • Debra McIldoon, Student Awards & Financial Aid
  • David McKercher, Linguistics
  • Elizabeth Jean Moyer, Facilities Management
  • Ignace Ng, Business
  • Sada Niang, French
  • Lori Nolt, Student Awards & Financial Aid
  • David Nuttall, Food Services
  • Leah Potter, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
  • Jacqueline Prowse, Continuing Studies
  • Ian Putnam, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Evan Rempel, Systems
  • Michael Roney, Physics & Astronomy
  • Marsha Runtz, Psychology
  • Neelum Sandhu, Office of the Registrar
  • Christopher Sawatsky, Facilities Management
  • Wendy Seager, Education
  • Judith Selina, Public Administration
  • Linda Sheldon, Music
  • Brock Smith, Business
  • Alex Solunac, Systems
  • Gavin St. Michael, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment
  • Sharon Stanis, Music
  • Lynne Super, Libraries
  • Sibylle Talmon-Gros Artz, Child & Youth Care
  • Raymond Thomson, Food Services
  • Christopher Tollefson, Law
  • Paul Totzke, Libraries
  • John Walsh, Education Psychology & Leadership Studies
  • Michael Webb, Political Science
  • Linda Welling, Economics
  • Carol Worth, Undergraduate Records & Graduation Services
  • Astrid Wright, Art History & Visual Studies
  • Kim Wurban, Office of the Registrar

35 Years of Service

  • Michele Armstrong, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Colin Bennett, Political Science
  • Kim Blank, English
  • Mandy Crocker, Communications & Marketing
  • Mark Flaherty, Geography
  • Dana Gubrand, Food Services
  • Sandra Guerreiro, Theatre
  • Emmanuel Herique, French
  • Harald Krebs, Music
  • Kim Lewall, Systems
  • Hans Muller, Computer Science
  • Holly Murray, Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
  • David Palmer-Stone, Counselling Services
  • Diana Rutherford, Education Psychology & Leadership Studies
  • Richard Rutherford, Systems
  • Thomas Saunders, History
  • Duncan Taylor, Environmental Studies
  • James Young, Philosophy

40, 45 + 50 Years of Service

40 Years of Service


  • Geraldine Allen, Biology
  • Jasbir Bahia, Food Services
  • Bill Carroll, Sociology
  • Jamie Cassels, Law
  • Anna Gardziejewska, Undergraduate Records & Graduation Services
  • Sherry Graver, Graduate Admissions & Records
  • James MacGregor, Public Administration
  • Katharine Mercer, Libraries
  • Laura Nuttall, Visual Arts
  • Eva Solar-Kinderman, Music

45 Years

  • William Dyson, Health Services
  • Gerald Ferguson, Law
  • Laurie Whyte, Libraries

50 Years

  • Eike-Henner Kluge, Philosophy

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A Look Back

25 years ago in 1996

  • "150145 UVic" is discovered by David Balam and named in UVic’s honour in 2007. UVic is BC’s first university to have an asteroid named after it.
  • “Macarena” by Los del Rio tops the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart.
  • ER is the most popular Nielsen rated TV show.
  • Independence Day is the top grossing movie at $306,169,25
  • Sprinter Donovan Bailey establishes a new world record and earns himself a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
  • Motorola StarTAC, the first flip mobile phone, goes on sale.

30 years ago in 1991

  • William Clark Mearns, a UVic founder and member first of Board of Governors, receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws from UVic.
  • “I Do It For You” by Brian Adams hits #1 in the Top 100 Singles chart.
  • The Red Green Show debuts and airs for 15 years.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the top grossing movie of the year at $201,858,746.
  • GST comes into effect.
  • The Hubble Telescope is launched.

35 years ago in 1986

  • UVic Alumna Sara Brant (field hockey) and Lori Clarke (basketball) help lead Canada to bronze medals in the World Cup.
  • Top Gun is the top grossing movie of the year.
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts on prime time television running for 25 years.
  • “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie tops the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart.
  • Expo ’86 opens in Vancouver.
  • Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes - the worst nuclear disaster in human history.

40 years ago in 1981

  • The School of Health Information Science - Canada's first post-secondary program in health informatics - is established.
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" tops the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart.
  • Dallas is the most popular Nielsen rated TV show.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark is the top grossing movie of the year at $168,425,367.
  • Knowledge Network, a publicly funded educational cable television network, is launched in British Columbia.
  • The Canadarm is first deployed aboard the Space Shuttle.

45 years ago in 1976

  • UVic Co-op opens its doors, pioneering the first co-operative education program in western Canada with 58 placements in its first year.
  • Rocky is released and tops the box office at $117,235,147.
  • "Silly Love Songs" by Wings tops the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart.
  • Happy Days is the most popular Nielsen rated TV show.
  • The Concorde embarks on its first commercial flight.
  • The CN Tower opens to the public on June 25.

50 years ago in 1971

  • Cinecenta is established by Doug Sprenger. In a UVic classroom he shows movies a few nights a week on borrowed 16mm equipment.
  • "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night hits #1 in the Top 100 Singles chart.
  • All in the Family is the top Nielsen rated TV show.
  • The French Connection, often known for the greatest car chase in film, is released.
  • Intel releases the world’s first microprocessor (Intel 4004).
  • The average annual income per capita in BC is $3573.30 ($24,207.36 adjusted for inflation).
  • Multiculturalism become an official government policy.

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