Murray Farmer reappointed chancellor

UVic’s Board of Governors has reappointed UVic Chancellor Murray Farmer to a second three-year term as the university’s titular head. Farmer was first elected chancellor in 2008 for an initial term that concludes on Dec. 31, 2011. The reappointment is effective January 1, 2012 and concludes Dec. 31, 2014.

“I’m honoured to be asked to continue to serve,” says Farmer. “As an alumnus who first arrived at UVic the year it became a university, it’s been amazing to watch UVic become the outstanding university it is today. It’s very gratifying to have the trust of the university community in my current role. As far as I’m concerned, this is the best volunteer job in the country, largely because of the quality of the people at UVic. It’s wonderful to be able to represent UVic in the community in which I have spent my whole life and which has been so good to me. I look forward very much to my second term and to serving UVic as Chancellor during its 50th anniversary year.

The reappointment was made possible through a change in the province’s University Act permitting a university’s Board of Governors to appoint a chancellor upon nomination by a university’s alumni association, after consultation with the university senate. Prior to this change, chancellors were elected to the position.

“The Alumni Association was very pleased to nominate Murray Farmer for another term as Chancellor,” says UVic Alumni Association President Glenda Wyatt. “We are so privileged to have an alumnus of the University as our Chancellor. He is a great ambassador for the university and an enthusiastic supporter of the Alumni Association. We are looking forward to his upcoming term.”

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