In memory of Janet Person

Janet Person posing with her two dogs. 

In honour of the deep impression Janet has left on all of us, and as a tribute to the passion with which she served the UVic Law community, the following two funds have been established in her name:

Janet Person Legacy Award Entrance Scholarship: Janet’s duties at the Faculty of Law also included some time working in Financial Aid. During her time in Financial Aid she had a unique opportunity to understand the needs of law students, consider the aid available to the students, and with extensive Admissions Officer experience, worked to improve the university’s ability to support its law students. Because of Janet’s efforts while working in the Financial Aid office, law students are better supported than they were previously.

Janet grew up in a Northern community that included many Indigenous people. She witnessed first-hand how these people were often not treated well, and their culture and laws were not valued and respected. Land claims, treaty rights and justice for Indigenous people were important unresolved issues for her. The creation of the world’s first JD/JID program at UVic was a source of immense personal and professional pride for Janet. She was humbled and honoured to be a part of this important program, admitting the first class of JD/JID students to UVic. This award is established in Janet’s name, to assist those Indigenous students who come to learn, and grow, and make the world a better place for all.

Janet Person Environmental Law Centre Endowment: Janet was a passionate ambassador for the university, and was proud to include the work of the Environmental Law Centre when she spoke to potential Law student applicants about what UVic had to offer. Janet also spoke eloquently about the important work the ELC has accomplished with her peers, her family and the wider community. Janet understood our collective responsibility to be good stewards of our environment. Her concern for our fish, water and birds was nurtured from an early age, growing up in a home with a well-developed environmental consciousness. Part of the legacy she leaves behind is an invitation for us all to do what we can to tangibly demonstrate love, respect and support for our environment. This fund, established in her name, with great love and affection, aims to do that.

To make your gift by cheque, please mail a cheque payable to the University of Victoria to the following address:

Please include the name of the fund you want to support in the memo of the cheque.

Development Office
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC
V8W 2Y2 Canada

If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at 250-472-4924, or by email at giving@uvic.ca. Please note our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

 
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