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The Giving Tuesday sprinkles are coming back to campus on December 3rd and will be bigger and better than ever!

Over the last three years, Giving Tuesday has raised over $83,000 for student clubs and student led initiatives. Our generous donors have helped students launch rockets, host conferences, put on case competitions and travel overseas to do volunteer work.

Black Ink Classroom named in honour of Dr. David Black

May 2, 2019, Victoria, BC – Gustavson is excited to honour and thank Dr. David Black for his long-time support of the business school. From serving as the School’s first board chair in the early nineties to his engagement with students today through business case analysis, Mr. Black has been a valued friend of the School’s. In appreciation of his support, Gustavson has named its primary instruction space for its Bachelor of Commerce students the Black Ink Classroom. “We are proud to name our undergraduate classroom after such an inspirational leader,” says Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business. “We want all of our students, future students, alumni, staff and faculty to know of David’s immense contribution to our school.” Black served as the school’s first board chair from 1991-1996 after helping the local business community successfully lobby the provincial government and university leadership to establish a business school at the University of Victoria. His continued involvement with the school has included the establishment of the Black Press Scholarships for undergrad students and case analysis with Master of Business Administration students. He is a valued advisor, mentor, donor and volunteer.

Audain professor makes history again with Witness Blanket

A monumental art installation by Kwagiulth and Coast Salish artist Carey Newman, who is currently teaching at the University of Victoria, was today the centrepiece of an announcement by Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) of a historically unique collaboration that unites Western legal principles with Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Faces of our Community

Kira Chong is a fifth-year education student at UVic with a love for art and giving back to the community. She recently brought these two passions together with her "Faces of the Community" mural. Chong received funding from the Student Activity Grant and the Victoria Visual Arts Legacy Society. She hopes that other students will apply for those grants and use the money to continue community-based art projects.

Online networking and mentorship

Powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, UVic Connect is an exclusive networking platform that introduces you to alumni and students based on specific career interests and goals. You can schedule and set up a coffee chat to take place in-person or online.

Memorabilia from Johnny Cash’s manager

Fans and researchers of Johnny Cash can now glean new insights from the perspective of his Canadian manager, Saul Holiff, through an extensive archive of memorabilia recently donated by the Holiff family to UVic Libraries. The archives and related exhibit "Volatile Attractions: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and Managing a Music Legend,” chronicle the highs and lows of this astonishing relationship.

Field hockey alumni raise $80k for new award

In April 2017, former University of Victoria Vikes women's field hockey player Carmen (Kirkness) Asche passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Field Hockey alumni gathered together to drive the creation of an endowed award in her honour and on Feb. 24 first-year Vikes defender Anna Mollenhauer became the award's inaugural recipient.

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