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UVic Distinguished Alumni Awards 


Join us for our annual celebration recognizing and honouring Distinguished Alumni Award winners chosen from the faculties, UVic Libraries, and Continuing Studies. 

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

7:30 p.m. Registration & seating  | 7:55 p.m. Program 

LocationSonghees Wellness Centre | 1100 Admirals Rd

Free to attend and registration is required

Please note that online registrations for this event are now closed. Space is still available and your attendance is welcome. Registrations will be taken at the door.

This event is proudly sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact UVic Alumni Relations at or (250) 721-6000.


Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Mr. Scott Butler, BCom '98 | Business

President at Highstreet Ventures Inc.


Ms. Wendy Kotilla, Dipl '01 | Continuing Studies - 

Founded the Youth and Ecological Restoration program


Mr. Alexander (Alex) Nelson, BA '98 | Education - 

Resident Elder for Surrounded by Cedar Childcare


Mrs. Shaan Pruden, BSc '84 | Engineering - 

Senior Director of Partnership Management at Apple


Mr. Griffin Russell, MPH '15 | Human and Social Development - 

Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator, Island Health, Shared Services BC


Dr. Barry Gough, VC '57 | Humanities

Canadian maritime and naval historian


Ms. Valerie Jepson, LLB '01 | Law
Integrity Commissioner, City of Toronto


Mrs. Nella Nelson, BA '76 | Library -

Greater Victoria School District administrator for the Aboriginal Nations Education Division


Mr. Shawn Stebbins, BSc '84 | Science

President & CEO of Archipelago Marine Research

Mr. Kevin Orr, BA '02 | Social Sciences -

Vice-President, Winner Medical Group


Mr. Nathan Medd, BFA '01 | Fine Arts

Managing Director of Performing Arts, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity



We hope you will join us for additional Alumni Week events!

PS. Don't forget to particpate in our Alumni Week Flashback Foto Contest for a chance to win!