Langford-Seaborne Scholarship

This award is being established by John Langford and Katharine Seaborne both of whom were employees of UVic for over 30 years. During that time they became aware of the challenges faced by female students especially in academic fields traditionally dominated by men. This award is designed to reduce the financial burden facing recipients and enhance their opportunity to excel as students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. Langford is a professor in the School of Public Administration. He was a Chief Federal Negotiator in the British Columbia treaty process from 1993-2002. Throughout that period he negotiated with the representatives of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Government of British Columbia and developed a strong relationship with a number of the Snuneymuxw leaders and community members.

Dr. Seaborne is the Manager of the Distance Education Services Division of Continuing Studies. She has spent most of her professional life at UVic developing distance education programs and courses that provide access to post-secondary education for both native and non-native students across British Columbia.

The establishment of the scholarship reflects both donors' belief that the education of First Nations students is one of the keys to the restoration of vibrant First Nation communities in British Columbia.

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