Donate to the Joseph Arvay Legacy Fund

In memory of Joseph J. Arvay, OC, OBC, QC, LLD
To pay respect to Joseph Arvay’s legacy of both public interest advocacy and to Indigenous reconciliation in BC and across Canada, the Joseph Arvay Legacy Fund has been created at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. This fund will be used to encourage and support law students who have an interest in following the visionary work of Joe Arvay in pursuing public law activities, and who show the aptitude and talent for this specialized branch of law. This fund will be used to support one or more of the following initiatives:

  • providing paid work experience placements for students at influential public-interest organizations, especially when such agencies cannot afford to pay salaries themselves.
  • establishing a new student awards in recognition of student achievements and career promise in public interest law.
  • connecting students with career professionals to provide specialized expertise, mentoring and training in public interest law.

To make your gift by cheque, please make it payable to “University of Victoria” with “Joseph Arvay Fund” in the memo line, and mail to: Development Office, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2. Thank you for your support.


If you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at 250-472-4924, or by email at giving@uvic.ca.