LEGACY AWARDS NIGHT IS NOVEMBER
16 AT THE VICTORIA CONFERENCE CENTRE. Co-chaired
by UVic supporters Murray and Lynda Farmer, the
annual gala recognizes the outstanding achievements
of alumni, professors and Vikes athletics.
This year’s Distinguished
Alumni award winners are: Allen Halverson, BEd ’77,
a PE teacher at Ballenas Secondary in Parksville,
who offers unique training in eco-tourism and
adventure travel; Eric Jordan, BFA ’93,
co-founder of PureEdge Solutions, a secure software
firm that started at UVic; Ian McDougall, Victoria
College ’56, a jazz trombonist whose career
includes more than a dozen recordings with Rob
McConnell’s award-winning Boss Brass band.
The Alumni Award for Excellence
in Teaching goes to Nursing Prof. Gweneth Doane,
who considers herself a learner as much as a
teacher—one way that her approach to teaching
is so effective.
UVic Sports Hall of Fame inductees
are: Al Morrow, national women’s rowing
coach and an early leader of UVic’s rowing
program; swimmer Jon Kelly, BA ’90, seven-time
CIAU gold medalist and 1986 Canadian university
swimmer of the year; Debbie Scott, BEd ’82,
the great track and field and cross-country runner
who had 26 Canadian titles and a stunning victory
in the New York Mile; and the 1984 Women’s
Field Hockey team, whose CIAU championship was
the first of 10 for UVic, making it the most
successful Canadian university sports program.
More than 400 university supporters
attended the Legacy Awards last year, helping
to raise funds for scholarships and athletic
Tickets are available from
the Alumni Services office or online at alumni.uvic.ca/events.
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