UVic Torch -- Fall 2004
Autumn 2005,
Volume 26, Number 2

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Sports Hall of Fame inductee Eli Pasquale (left) and Distinguished Alumnus Brad Forth lead an inspiring group of recipients to be honoured at the 2005 Legacy Awards gala Nov. 22.
Photography By VINCE KLASSEN

The university’s best and brightest will be honoured Nov. 22 when the fourth Legacy Awards gala dinner takes place at the Victoria Conference Centre. Last year nearly 500 university supporters applauded the work of alumni, professors and athletes. Plus, the popular “UVic Bunny” raffle helped raise upwards of $30,000 for scholarships and athletic awards. For tickets, call (250) 721-7445.

Distinguished Alumni

Richard Flury BSc (Physics) ’70
Flury was a chief executive of BP (British Petroleum) when he retired in 2001. He credits his undergraduate Physics studies, the discipline and connection between philosophy and science, for helping him reach a level in international business that few Canadians have achieved.

Brad Forth BEng (Electrical) ’88
Forth was a co-op student when he first came to a small Victoria company called Power Measurement. Today he’s the president, the company’s energy-saving digital power meters are sold globally, and the firm employs more than 100 of Forth’s fellow alumni.

Sheridan Scott LLB ’81
Head of Competition Bureau of Canada, Scott is one of our most influential public servants and the Globe and Mail once called her “the poster person” for the rise of women in corporate law.

Jeremy Smith BSc (Health Information) ’99
A rising star in health information science, increasingly a critical area of health care, Smith is Calgary Health’s chief information officer. He leads the massive effort to build electronic health records for each resident of the region.

Alumni Awards for
Excellence in Teaching

David Clenman Instructor, School of Music
Clenman is the first winner of the Gilian Sherwin Award (for sessional and lab instructors, and limited-term faculty). With incredible enthusiasm he brings music studies to life, particularly in his music history class for non-music majors.

Prof. Martin Smith Department of Psychology
Smith is the recipient of the Harry Hickman Award (for regular faculty, librarians or artists-in-residence) for his innovative approach to teaching large groups of students. He uses a variety of tools to present engaging, well-paced lectures.

Sports Hall of Fame

Rochelle Low BSc (Human Performance) ’93

Few field hockey players had Low’s knack for drama. As a member of the Vikes from 1987–91, she scored a series of highlight reel goals to propel the team to three championships.

Pam Rai BA (Sociology) ’90
Swimming for UVic from 1984-86, Rai set five Canadian University records and was named the 1985 Canadian University Swimmer of the Year. Rai and her 4x100m medley teammates won bronze at the LA Olympics.

Robbie Parris BA (Economics) ’79
Known for tremendous skill and dedication, Parris earned the awards of Most Inspirational Player and Most Valuable Player and his work ethic set the standard for the basketball program.

Eli Pasquale BA (Economics) ’85
Pasquale led the Vikes to national titles in all five campaigns with UVic. The Canadian Basketball Hall of Famer spent 15 years with the national team, competed in two Olympics, four World Championships and was drafted by the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics.

Mark Wyatt BEd ’89, MEd (Physical Education) ’96
A member of the Vikes Rugby squad from 1982–87, Wyatt was a world-calibre player who led Canada’s 1991 World Cup team to its best-ever performance. That same year, he completed six penalty kicks in the national team’s victory in a match with Scotland.

Blue and Gold Awards
(for student achievement and service)

Stephen Albinati Business
Co-founder of Carbon-Free Campus, a student group promoting alternative energy, Albinati has also raised funds for AIDS and HIV-affected communities in Africa.

Chris Darimont Science
An advocate of science-based wildlife conservation, Darimont’s doctoral research on BC wolves has gained wide attention, including a National Geographic documentary.

Sarah Marsden Law
Marsden’s passion for human rights led her to become volunteer legal advocate for human rights, both in Victoria and Asia.

Legacy Awards online: alumni.uvic.ca/legacyawards 

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