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MA has been appointed
to the new deputy minister level position of
senior research fellow at the federal Department
of Industry, and will be serving as senior research
fellow (oceans) at the National Research Council.
He has held various federal civil service posts
since 1981. • Writing instructor and Vancouver
Sun columnist STEPHEN
HUME, BA won the
2002 Jack Webster Award for Commentary. The
honour is given to BC “editorialists who
present informed, intelligent, original and
balanced” commentary that helps readers
define and grapple with important issues.
BA has been given
the Trailblazer of the Year award from the Canadian
Women in Communications group. Hughes, publisher
of the Edmonton Journal since 1992, was the
first woman to be named publisher of a Canadian
newspaper. She is also a past winner of the
UVic Distinguished Alumni Award.
BA is host of
the Knowledge Network series, By the Book—a
weekly presentation of feature films based on
great works of literature. Glynis is also artistic
director of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
HURTADO, BA formerly
of Victoria, now residing in Edinburgh, Scotland
has completed her PhD in history from the University
of Manitoba. Shannon’s PhD thesis is entitled
“Genteel Mavericks: Women Sculptors in
Victorian Britain.” • Author W.P.
KINSELLA, BA is
one of the featured contributors to Baseball
As America, published last year by the Baseball
Hall of Fame and the National Geographic Society.
An excerpt from Kinsella’s 1982 novel
Shoeless Joe (which was filmed as Field of Dreams)
appears in the 320-page book. A copy of the
novel is also part of a travelling exhibit from
the Cooperstown collection, currently at the
Field Museum in Chicago.
BA has been named
lead independent director with Sierra Wireless.
Ciceri, a past recipient of the UVic Distinguished
Alumni Award, acts as liaison between the company’s
board of directors and management.
BA of Ottawa was
awarded second prize for English poetry in the
2003 CBC Literary Awards. • RON
FRIESEN, LLB will
be inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall
of Fame in June. The seven-time Canadian diving
champion competed at the Commonwealth Games,
Pan American games, and the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Ron is married to Dr. Christine Loock, herself
an accomplished diver and five-time US champion.
Their daughters—Emma, 14, and Allegra,
nine)—are both age group diving champions
and provincial record holders. Ron is director
of education with the Continuing Legal Education
Society of BC. • WILF
is leading a UBC team of researchers attempting
to develop the first curative vaccine for cancer.
The vaccine, already successfully tested on
mice with lung cancer, is intended to help the
immune system identify and destroy cancerous
cells. Human trials are expected to begin within
a year on patients with late stage skin cancer.
LAPPER, LLB was
appointed Queen’s Counsel for outstanding
service to the legal profession. He is assistant
deputy attorney-general for BC.
LLB is a crown
counsel with a private practice in Victoria.
She has been appointed Queen’s Counsel
in recognition of her outstanding service to
BC’s law community.
PhD has been appointed
vice-president, research at Aventis Pasteur
in Canada, the vaccine division of international
pharmaceutical maker Aventis. He has been with
the company since 1990. Aventis Pasteur makes
or distributes 30 vaccines and immunotherapeutic
products. • HUGH
HENRY, BA, MA ’91
writes: “Recently, I accepted a position
as an intelligence analyst with the intelligence
assessment secretariat, Privy Council Office,
in Ottawa. The secretariat provides policy relevant
intelligence assessments for the prime minister,
cabinet and senior government officials. I am
enjoying my new career as a public servant.
The work is extremely interesting and fulfilling,
and the position is one that I had been aiming
for. Previously, I spent two years in a full-time
posting as a military staff officer and historian
with the directorate of history and heritage,
Department of National Defence. I also taught
foreign and defence policy masters-level courses
for the Royal Military College of Canada’s
distance education program. In 1997, I received
my doctorate in history from St. John’s
College, University of Cambridge.” •
MYRICK, BSW is
a mental health counsellor in Merritt, with
his own consulting firm, Ben Myrick Counselling.
SANATANI, BA has
been named vice-president of corporate relations
at Partnerships British Columbia, the new provincial
agency tasked with setting up public-private
partnerships. Sanatani was the BC representative
of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
She is also a member of the UVic Board of Governors.
MA moved to Nova
Scotia, where he completed a PhD in English
at Dalhousie. Between 1996 and 1999, following
some travel in South-East Asia, Jim completed
his LLB at Queen’s University and then
moved to Toronto, where he articled with the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Currently,
he is completing York University’s part-time
LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
while practicing law with Trepanier Verity,
BA announced his
retirement from umpiring professional baseball
in November, after 13 years including parts
of four seasons in the major leagues. He plans
to pursue other interests.
BEng was selected
by BC Business Magazine as its 2002 Entrepreneur
of the Year, technology and communications category.
The CEO of Victoria-based Power Measurement
has helped guide the company, specialists in
cost control units for electrical systems, to
annual revenues of $70 million (2001). •
JOHN C. ZANG,
LLB writes: “After
leaving the practice of law for a year while
employed as the Vice President and General Manager
of the El Paso Buzzards of the Central Hockey
League, I have returned to Calgary as a director,
officer and in-house counsel for Argo Energy.”
LLB is in Sarajevo
where he is part of an international legal team
investigating and prosecuting organized crime
and corruption in the former Yugoslavia. He’s
on a one-year leave of absence from his job
as a Crown prosecutor in Victoria.
and her husband Charles are pleased to welcome
their new son James Idris Vincett, born December
4, 2002. “He has big hands and big feet,
so we’re hoping for either basketball
or rowing!” Claudette will be on maternity
leave from her job as the manager of the Gallagher
Library of Geology and Geophysics at the University
of Calgary for the next year.
BScN is an advisor
with the Fraser Health Authority and is in the
process of renovating a new, older, home. •
Foreign service officer DAVID
JEREMY WALLACE, BA, MA ’93,
and his wife are expecting their second child
and they will be going to Brussels this summer
for a three-year diplomatic posting with the
department of foreign affairs.
CANN, BA is an
English instructor at Malaspina University College
and plans to marry Mike Ford of Snellville,
Georgia in May if the paperwork with US Immigration
goes through. She has also published her first
book: A Thousand Words: Grammar and Writing
BA lives in Japan
and is employed by the Tokyo branch of the Deutsche
BFA won the 2002
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award from the League
of Canadian Poets for the best first book of
poetry, Into the Early Hours. • LEE
SITEK, BSc will
be married to Frances Hall in October at the
UVic Interfaith Chapel. Edmonton is their home.
Lee is employed as a geographic information
systems analyst with Genus Resource Management
Technologies. Frances is attending the University
of Alberta, pursuing a joint Masters of Business
Administration and Masters of Forestry degree.
Frances and Lee met each other through the Blizzard
Bicycle Club while living in north-eastern BC.
Frances and Lee actively participate in the
sport of triathlon. The day following their
wedding Lee and Frances will be running in the
Royal Victoria Marathon and Half Marathon. Lee
is also an Ironman Canada Triathlon 2001 finisher.
BA writes to say
she is teaching senior high English at Samuel
Hearne Secondary School in Inuvick. The school
has 380 students in grades seven through 12.
The floral and landscape artist, BOBBIE
BURGERS, BFA completed
a successful exhibition of her new oils and
paper monotypes this winter at the Bau-Xi Gallery
in Vancouver. She has had more than 20 Canadian
solo exhibitions since 1995. Bobbie resides
in Vancouver with her husband and family. The
accompanying image is called “Beyond,”
acrylic on canvas (40” by 40”).
is the CEO of Discovery Computers and Wireless
and he made Business in Vancouver magazine’s
list of top 40 entrepreneurs under age 40. Shaun
and business partner Jim Koutougos were studying
together at UVic when they hatched their business
plan. Their franchise chain has 14 stores in
BC and Alberta, with about 60 employees. •
BA has returned
to Victoria to open his own firm, specializing
in creative visual communication. After UVic,
he spent three years working in Los Angeles,
Minneapolis and Amsterdam.
DE LEUR, BEd and
STROTHER, BA ’01,
returned to Vancouver from their current home
in Japan to be married in a small ceremony on
August 17, 2002.
BSc is a marine
information technician with the hydrographic
services office, Department of National Defence.
MICHAEL KEEP, BSc
sends this news: “After graduation I spent
18 months working for UBC’s Faculty of
Medicine in the field of cardiovascular research.
My projects involved work with vascular smooth
muscle heterogeneity as well as human vascular
tissue studies, and were conducted at St. Paul’s
Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. My
work on human tissue contributed to a paper
published in the American Journal of Physiology.
I am now attending St. George’s University
School of Medicine, an American medical school
located in Grenada, West Indies to prepare to
write the US Medical Licensing Exam to complete
my MD in 2006.” • KEVIN
TKACHUK, BA is
working on a master’s degree in English
local history at Oxford University while competing
with the Dark Blues of Oxford rugby team. He
scored a try in Oxford’s loss to rival
Cambridge in the annual Varsity Match before
50,000 spectators at Twickenham field in December.
VC ’58 writes:
“I continue to be professor of history
at Glendon College of York University. Since
July 2002, I am also university historian. This
year I have been elected a fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada, and I have won the Milner
Memorial Award, given by the Canadian Association
of University Teachers ‘in recognition
of a distinguished contribution to the cause
of academic freedom.’”
BRUCE BROWN, Hon.
arts and antique collector and benefactor of
the university, died December 10, 2002. He was
88. He collected an eclectic mix of historical
items, hundreds of which were given to UVic,
including a letter signed by Napoleon and a
pencil-drawn self-portrait of Charlie Chaplin.
Hon. LLD ’91
passed away Nov. 29, 2002. She was a pioneer
of the Canadian nursing profession and a guiding
force behind the creation of the UVic School
of Nursing. Donations may be made to the Mary
Lewis Richmond Scholarship Fund, c/o the University
YOUNG, music professor
and chair of the music department from 1969
to 1977, passed away Dec. 9, 2002 at the age
of 76. His book, 2,500 Historical Woodwind Instruments:
An Inventory of the Major Collections, is a
standard reference work in music libraries.
The school’s recital hall is named in