UVic Torch -- Autumn 2008
Autumn 2008,
Volume 29, Number 2

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Presidentís Perspective

In the summer of 1963, the Victoria Daily Times editor Brian Tobin (a graduate of Victoria College, former member of the university senate and board of governors, and an honorary degree recipient) attended a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the McPherson Library. More

Sleeping Bag Drive-in
Near-perfect evening weather for an outdoor screening of Back to the Future? In September? More

Savouring the Moments
Hats off to the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams for this summer’s achievements in Beijing. More

Changing Chancellors
When he leaves the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium sometime in the late afternoon of Nov. 12, Chancellor Ron Lou-Poy will have presided over his final convocation ceremony. More

Go Fish
When the menu includes deer and spawning salmon, coastal BC wolves prefer the seafood option. More

Grad Parents
Carrie Krigolson, MEd and Olav Krigolson, PhD—along with baby Owen—celebrated their graduation at Spring Convocation ceremonies. More

Peru: A student’s passion
A trip to Peru’s rural Patakancha Valley, in the southern Andes, left student Ashley Akins awed by the Quechua people she met and worried about the future of their traditional lifestyle based on farming and textiles. More

Legacy of Four
Flickr.com co-founder Stewart Butterfield, BA ’96, will be among four members of the university community honoured at this year’s University of Victoria Legacy Awards on Nov. 24 at the Victoria Conference Centre. More

McLaren’s Molson
Angus McLaren, History professor emeritus, became the first Western Canadian historian to win the prestigious Molson Prize for lifetime contributions to Canada’s intellectual fabric. More

Climate Change: An Urgent Call
UVic climatologist Andrew Weaver, BSc ’83, looks at climate change through distinctly Canadian lens in his new book Keeping Our Cool (Viking Canada). More

Comparing Campaigns
All of the intrigue and implications of the race for the White House was enough to generate its own Political Science course this fall. More

Ocean of Data
Good research and fine wine have a lot in common: depth, legs and complexity that lead to a strong finish. More

What the Governors Saw
In the last week of April, 1864, 14 road workers were killed by an uprising of Chilcotin at Bute Inlet, sparking a 100-day conflict with the governing colonialists.More

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