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The Petch Building (PCH) contains the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Centre for Biomedical Research and the Science Store.

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ report for PCH.



Howard E. Petch (1925-2018) was a president of the University of Victoria (UVic) from 1975 to 1990. During his tenure, UVic launched its Co-operative Education Program and The Torch alumni magazine. Petch received the Order of British Columbia in 1990. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Petch Fountain is also named in his honour.