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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019 - 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 - 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 - 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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Flag lowered in memory of Elder-in-Residence Dr. Marie Cooper

April 6, 2017 - Ring

The university flag will be lowered in memory of Elder-in-Residence Dr. Marie Cooper on Friday, Apr. 7. Marie passed away peacefully on Mar. 31 at home. She was a tireless advocate and leader in education and for her people. Marie's passing is a poignant reminder of her immense legacy, which is a lasting gift to her community, the WSANEC School Board, School District 63, Camosun College and the University of Victoria.

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