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In Memoriam: Ronald Lou-Poy

February 15, 2022 - The Ring

It is with deep feelings of loss and sadness that the university community marks the passing of Dr. Ronald Lou-Poy, who served as the ninth chancellor of the University of Victoria from 2003 to 2008.  Lou-Poy’s commitment to the community…

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In memoriam: Reg Mitchell

May 28, 2021 -

The University of Victoria has lost a remarkable leader, with the passing of Reg Mitchell. Not only did he make incredible contributions to the field of chemistry, but he was also an enormous presence in the university's governance and its vibrant intellectual life.

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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019 - The Ring

Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada's most renowned writers” —a claim few would refute. His passing made headlines in media outlets nationwide.

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In Memoriam: Howard Petch

November 29, 2018 - The Ring

It is with great sadness that the university community marks the passing of Dr. Howard Petch, former President of the University of Victoria, on November 26 at the age of 93. Petch was the university’s fourth President, and is well-remembered for his 15 years in office guiding the campus through an era of immense change, and prioritizing programs and values that have become the defining characteristics of UVic today.

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Marie Cooper: a life of teaching and learning

September 5, 2018 - The Ring

When Marie Cooper (SWETALIYE) received her Honorary Doctor of Education degree from UVic in 2010, it was a moment she had been steering toward her entire life. A teacher, counsellor, Elder, advocate and innovator, Dr. Cooper’s efforts to promote and defend Indigenous education, language and culture led to the inclusive transformation of educational policies and practices for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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