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UVic Distinguished Alumni Awards Night


Join us for our annual celebration to honour the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients chosen from the faculties, UVic Libraries and Division of Continuing Studies.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

7:30 p.m. registration & seating  | 8 p.m. program begins

Location: Michèle Pujol Room, Student Union Building, University of Victoria 

Cost: There is no cost to attend, although 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


Ms. Sybil Verch, BCom ’97

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Executive Vice President, Head of Private Client Solutions, Raymond James


Mr. Gerald Thompson, Cert ’95 (Business)

Division of Continuing Studies

Branch Manager & Senior Investment Advisor at PI Financial Corp.


Ms. Wendy-Sue Andrew, BEd ’85 (Physical Education)

Faculty of Education

Executive Director of Lifetime Networks


Ms. Kirsten Peck, BEng ’93 (Engineering: Major in Electrical Engineering)

Faculty of Engineering

Vice President, Engineering, BC Hydro


Mr. Richard Van Camp, BFA ’97 (Writing)

Faculty of Fine Arts

Best-selling author

Ms. Leah Hollins, BSN ’89

Faculty of Human and Social Development

Chair, Island Health Board of Directors


Mr. Robert “Lucky” Budd, BA '00 (Philosophy); MA ’05 (History)

Faculty of Humanities

Author and oral historian


Ms. Kasari Govender, LLB ’04

Faculty of Law

BC Human Rights Commissioner


Mr. Jason Dewinetz, BA ’00 (English)

UVic Libraries

Writer, printer, publisher


Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD ’89 (Chemistry)   

Dr. Prabha Ibrahim, PhD ’89 (Chemistry)   

Faculty of Science

Cancer-fighting pioneers


Hon. Jennifer Power, BA ’83 (Political Science); LLB ’86 (Law)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Member of the Supreme Court of BC



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