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DALE RICHARDSON (MBA ’96) and his wife and infant daughter find themselves in Pittsburgh where Dale recently accepted a business specialist position with NOVA Chemicals. “If there are any other UVic alumni in the Pittsburgh area, look us up!”

DEREK ROLSTONE (MBA ’95) is Pepsi’s manager of human resources in Winnipeg and says, “If anyone from the class of ’95 is visiting Winnipeg please give me a shout and we’ll go for a drink!”


DR. D.J. (DON) GRANT (MEd ’88) now lives in Calgary and operates Grant & Associates Consulting, following several years in the field of public education. His firm provides corporate training, professional development and educational consulting. grantdj@telusplanet.net

GEORGE K. MARKIN (MA ’98) is High Prairie, Alberta’s new director of recreation, facilities and culture.

JODIE REYNOLDS (BEd ’93) is an elementary school teacher in the Langley school district.


LAURIE SAVARD (BFA ’98) transferred to Prince George after joining Canada Post. “I am still painting and, in my spare time I do a little of this and a little of that!”

DOREEN THOMPSON (PhD ’92, MA ’84) teaches singing and writes historical background notes for Pacific Opera Victoria’s programs and educational outreach material. She is also nearing completion of her book “The Singer’s Handbook”, a guide to correct voice production.

STAR WYATT (BFA ’75) teaches art to secondary students at Glenlyon-Norfolk School. She resides in Sooke with her husband, Dr. Lowell A. Hinrichs, a UVic mathematics and statistics faculty member.


DOUGLAS BLACKIE (MPA ’97, BSW ’95) and his wife Dori have relocated to Red Deer from Vancouver. Doug has joined Alberta Health as a community resource manager while Dori is working as a freelance writer and editor in the corporate communications field.

ROY CULLEN (MPA ’88) is the MP for Etobicoke North, serving as parliamentary secretary to the minister of finance. culler@parl.gc.ca

ISABEL C. HEALY (BSW ’96) was ordained to Anglican priesthood in the Diocese of Cariboo in November, capping a year in which she graduated from the College of Emmanuel & Chad (an affiliated college of the University of Saskatchewan) and married Dwight E. Morrow. They make Merritt their home. dwight-isabel@uniserve.com

MICHAEL MACDONELL (MPA ’81) moved down from Fort St. James with family to Courtenay in July 98 and is working with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Nanaimo.

WARREN WEIR (MPA ’91, BA ’86) is a visiting scholar in the aboriginal MBA program at the University of Saskatchewan. weir@commerce.usask.ca


RON ARMSTRONG (BA ’73) drives cab and is a freelance writer… he was published twice last October in the Islander section of the Times-Colonist.

SARAH BUCK, ERIKA OPELIK, ERIN ROOKSBY, and MONICA UJIMOTO (all BA ’99) are spending the year in France teaching English as a second language. Under the auspices of the French ministry of education, the UVic French department grads work with primary and secondary school students.

DOROTHY (DUTTON) CHUHRAN (BA ’68) is employed as an instructional designer at Wayne State University in Detroit after receiving her MEd in May of last year at WSU. ac6287@wayne.edu

SPRING GILLARD (BA ’79) wrote: “How did you find me? This is the first copy of the Torch (Autumn 99) I’ve ever received. I have moved back and forth across the country…I’m delighted you found me!” Spring is living in Vancouver working as a gardener/film maker/writer. gardnhrt@unixg.ubc.ca

(Editor’s note: The UVic external relations division has undertaken a major research project to catch up with alumni whose address information has been lost over the years. Some 9,000 new addresses were added before the last Torch went in the mail.)

DIANNE HUTCHINSON (BA ’91) coordinates promotions for Wood Lake Books in Vernon. She and husband Keith Boyes brought little Matthew into the world last August. pinpoint@workshopbc.com

JANELLE JENSTAD (BA ’92) has recently been appointed assistant professor in Shakespeare and early modern studies at the University of Windsor. UVic friends can reach her at jenstad@uwindsor.ca.

STEPHEN MADDEX (BA ’92) lived and worked in Japan for over three years before attending law school at the University of Arkansas. He’s now employed by a Houston law firm after passing the Texas bar exam. smaddex@mdck.com

JOAN ELIZABETH SKOGAN (BA ’85) is a Vancouver-based writer (The Good Companion, Orca, 1998 and Moving Water, Beach Holme, 1999).

WESLEY TSU (BA ’99) calls Richmond home and works in computer sales. “I’m proud to have been a UVic student. Let’s keep in touch.” wwtsu@home.com


LAW GRADS “SWING BACK” this autumn when the faculty celebrates its 25th anniversary. All alumni are invited to “Swing back to UVic and celebrate 25 years of Law” on the weekend of October 20 - 21.Plans include select academic seminars, reception, and a gala banquet with dinner and swing dancing (lessons included).

Law alumni from all 22 graduating classes are welcome to participate in individual class reunions on the evening of October 20. To become a grad class representative or for further information about the home-coming, contact Mel Lynch at (250) 721-8025 mlynch@uvic.ca and visit the faculty’s Web site for updates at http://www.law.uvic.ca.

JOHN N. AHERN (LLB ’91) is a crown counsel practising in Vancouver.

DONALD D. MCKNIGHT (BA ’83, LLB ’85) has started a new law firm, McKnight & Company in Victoria, specializing in personal injury, civil litigation and general commercial work.


TRUDY (CARSON) CHATWIN (BSc ’80) works as an endangered species biologist with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks in Nanaimo. She lives on Protection Island with her 14 year-old daughter Heather and has plans to complete her master’s. tachatwn@nanaimo-env.gov.bc.ca

MICHAEL HEYD (BSc ’97) recently completed a new computerized lottery system for the state of Israel. The next project he’s considering is an update for the BC Lottery Corporation’s computer system.

JEFF WHITSETT (BSc ’96) designs 3-D seismic acquisition jobs for exploration companies. He’s now living in New Orleans where, he says, “I must confess to spending a fair amount of time on Bourbon Street eating great Cajun food and listening to some awesome jazz.”


TINA BYEMAN (BSc ’92) recently got married (July 31) to Ivor Kwitkoski in Prince George, where they reside. She’s a GIS technician with Spatial Mapping, a local GIS/Remote Sensing firm. kwitkoski@bc.sympatico.ca

LOUISE CARDUNER (BA ’91): “Hey there y’all! Since graduating, my heart has led me back to the Prairies, Alberta to be exact. I work at a large dealership and in my spare time I team rope and barrel race.”

MICHAEL GEOGHEGAN (BA ’89) partnered with former BC cabinet minister (and his former boss) Bill Barlee to form a government relations consulting firm. Michael and his wife Tawney have one child, Jordan, born in 1996. mgeoghegan@coastnet.com

SUSAN HUTCHINSON (BA ’76) was ordained to the diaconate (transitional) in the Anglican Church, Diocese of Quebec. She’s taken up duties in the Greater Parish of Gaspe.

THOMAS MADDEN (BA ’97): “Hi to all fellow soggers. My travels have led me from doing my master of urban and rural planning in Nova Scotia to being a transportation planner here in Arizona. Married life is great but I miss Victoria. If you are heading down this way get in touch. ‘Til then, raise a glass for me!”

JENNIFER VEITCH (PhD ’92) has been elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Psychological Association for a three-year term. She’s leading the planning for the association’s national conference to be held this year in Ottawa (www.cpa.ca).

ALEX VEY (BA ’87, MA ’90) returned to Korea after accepting a guest lecturer position in the English department of Konyang University in Nonsan, near Seoul. alex_vey@hotmail.com


MICHAEL KELCEY (VC ’41) passed away in August. His wife Enid reports that after a rewarding career as a geophysicist with Gulf Oil, Michael enjoyed his retirement years and a ham radio hobby that gave him pleasure and friends for many years.

DEREK LOWE (BA ’90) died last year from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A trust fund has been established for his family, information for which may be obtained from Allen Eade eadea@yahoo.com.

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