In memoriam: David Lam

Former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia David See-Chai Lam—one of the University of Victoria's greatest friends and an outstanding citizen of both British Columbia and Canada—died on Nov. 22 at the age of 87.

Several of British Columbia's institutions and communities benefited from his philanthropy, including the University of Victoria. The David and Dorothy Lam Endowment helped fund the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, the Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Centre on Aging and the David Lam Professor of Law and Public Policy.

In recognition, UVic named one of its most popular lecture halls the David Lam Auditorium. Following the 1994 Commonwealth Games, the portion of the athletes' village located off Finnerty Road was named the David and Dorothy Lam Family Student Housing Complex. The loop road that winds through the development was named Lam Circle.

In recognition of their philanthropy and public service, the university presented David and Dorothy Lam with Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees in 1995.

The university expresses its sincere condolences to members of the Lam family. The university flag was lowered on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Lam's honour.

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