When Faye Wightman agreed to become the uni
versity's new Vice-President of External Relations
(responsible for development, alumni relations,
government and community relations, and communications),
President David Turpin described it as a major
coup for UVic.
Wightman arrived this
summer from the BC Children's Hospital Foundation
where, during her decade as president, she
had helped to generate significant support
for pediatric care. She sees a clear parallel
between the old job and the new post: "I'm
still involved with fundraising that will benefit
kids-they're just bigger now."
Beyond building financial
support for the university's teaching and research,
the former clinical nurse says she will focus
on "working with the community
and with alumni and making people aware of how
great the university and its people are-and in
turn having the university recognized for the
valuable asset that it is."
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