Join in the Alumni Week festivities, Feb. 1–7

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More than a dozen events—including talks, awards, athletic events and musical entertainment— highlight the University of Victoria’s annual Alumni Week, Feb. 1–7, a community celebration that focuses on the economic, social and cultural impact of our graduates locally and around the world.

Since UVic was founded, more than 130,000 people have graduated from the university. More than 40,500 of them live in Greater Victoria.

“Alumni, students and friends of UVic are all invited to take part,” says Terry Cockerline, director of alumni relations and annual giving. “The title of this week might suggest that this is exclusively for alumni. However, many of the events are open to anyone who would like to join the celebration.”

The week kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 1, as the Vikes women’s and men’s basketball teams take on their UBC rivals at the Vikes for Life Basketball Night.

Musical entertainment runs Feb. 2–4 with the New Music & Digital Media Festival. The UVic orchestra, faculty, students, alumni and other special guests will entertain with their innovative musical compositions throughout the weekend.

On Feb. 5, the Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Songhees Wellness Centre will feature the accomplishments of 13 outstanding UVic grads, including Ry Moran (BA ’02), the first director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; and Julie Angus (MSc ’01), a scientist, bestselling author and one of North America’s leading adventurers. Two other Distinguished Alumni Award-winners are Carli and Julie Kennedy (BMus ’08), identical twins who formed the small-town roots country music duo, Twin Kennedy. The pair will perform their award-winning acoustic singles in an up close and personal concert on Feb. 7.

On Feb. 6, Chancellor Shelagh Rogers will interview Daniel Sieberg (BFA ’98), author of The Digital Diet and a former Google executive, on breaking the tech addiction. The presentation takes place at First Metropolitan United Church.

Legacy Art Gallery hosts “Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects: The Transgender Archives meets the Museum of Transgender History & Art.” The exhibit brings together art and archival material from UVic’s world-renowned Transgender Archives to narrate an expansive and critical history of transgender communities.

Alumni Week is supported by the UVic Alumni Association and organized by the Office of Alumni Relations. Admission is free unless otherwise specified. See the full listing of Alumni Week events.


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Keywords: alumni, Vikes, Distinguished Alumni Awards, donors, chancellor, legacy art galleries

People: Terry Cockerline

Publication: The Ring

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