THE UVIC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS has nominated Victoria community leader Murray Farmer for chancellor. The association has traditionally nominated candidates for chancellor who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and to the university.
Farmer graduated from UVic in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received the UVic Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, he currently serves as the chair of UVic’s board of governors and he has long been a dedicated supporter of the university.
Farmer is president of Farmer Industries Group, a family partnership established more than 50 years ago with interests in the construction, development and hospitality sectors. He is also a co-owner of Westside Equestrian Centre in Central Saanich.
Farmer has provided exceptional volunteer leadership in a variety of capacities for the Victoria Foundation, the BC Government House Foundation, the United Way of Greater Victoria, the Sidney Marine Discovery Centre Campaign, the Royal BC Museum, and the Royal Jubilee Hospital Foundation. In 2003 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for community service.
The election, via mail-in and web voting (webvote.uvic.ca), concludes June 20.
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