The UVic Torch · University of Victoria Alumni Magazine · Autumn 1998

Table of Contents @ a Glance

Message from the Alumni President | Feature | Around the Ring | Notable Alums | Alumni News | Development News | Travel | Keeping in Touch | Where are You Now? | Branch Contacts | Vox Alumni

Feature: Breaking the Barriers: Women in Science & Engineering


Message from the Alumni President

We're All Ears
* Obituary: W.C. (Bill) Mearns

 Around the Ring

When Leonardo Came to Town * UVic International * Campus Notebook

 Notable Alums

Wolves by Numbers * RacerGirl on a Roll * Airports and Airwaves * In-Vitro Fertilization of Conifers * Quasar Quest

Alumni News

Honorary Alumnus * Branch Activities * On-line Community

Where are You Now?

Please advise us of any name or address changes. We (and your fellow alumni) would like to hear from you. Write us a note and tell us where you are and what you have been up to.

Keeping in Touch

Branch contact updates

World-wide Branch Contacts

Development News


Cruising Provençe and Burgundy

Vox Alumni

m.c. schraefel on the New Literacy

In this issue...

Life is constant change, some things just change faster than others. Women have emerged as leaders in many fields in which men once dominated, yet today in some of the so-called "hard sciences" offered at Canadian universities women only account for 10 per cent of enrolment.

For the cover feature, Victoria writer Marianne Scott spoke with four UVic women who share their stories about the key influences that led them to science and engineering, and what needs to be done to encourage more women to follow their lead.

This edition also has news about several remarkable alumni-from Wales to Utah to North Africa-who have taken their UVic experience and run with it.

The back page Vox Alumni column is penned by monica schraefel-the singer-songwriter with a UVic PhD in computer science and fine arts-who explores the challenges of the "new literacy."

You're invited to comment on the Torch. If you think there's something missing, or that there is someone that deserves to be profiled in these pages, let me know. Or if you care to comment on something you've read here, send a letter or an e-mail.

Enjoy the read.

Mike McNeney, editor


The Torch is published by University of Victoria Public Relations and Information Services in cooperation with the UVic Alumni Association for alumni and friends of the University.

Ideas and opinions expressed in the Torch do not necessarily represent those of the University or the Association.

editorial advisory board
Bonnie Hallet, chair (MPA '88), Jim Bigsby (BA '67), Cleve Dheensaw (BEd '79), Elizabeth Gillies (Dipl '88, BA '90, MPA '96), Emma Round (BA'95), Andrea Scott (BFA '96), Kerry Slavens (BA '88)
managing editor
Bruce Kilpatrick
Mike McNeney
Edith Knott, Patty Pitts, monica schraefel, Marianne B. Scott
alumni relations
Don Jones, Nels Granewall
development news
Kayla Stevenson
Bev Grooms, Rosalinde Compton
Rayola Graphic Design
cover photo
Daniel Sikorskyi

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