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The UVic Torch Alumni Magazine provides an ongoing link between the university and its graduates. The magazine reports on campus news, trends, and issues. It explores the latest advances in UVic-led research. And it provides news from alumni and the UVic Alumni Association.
The magazine is published in April and October and distributed to approximately 60,000 alumni and friends of the university. It is available in print (on FSC-certified paper stock) and online.
Alumni Talks – with eight topics ranging from poetry to business start-ups and Olympic rowing – will be featured at Homecoming 2012. Registration is now open for these fun, informative presentations by and for alumni. Make plans now to attend and check out the reunions, pub night, Vikes Retro Party and all the other great events that will be part of UVic’s 50th Anniversary Festival on Sept. 28 and 29.
The UVic Alumni Association – on behalf of alumni everywhere – congratulates the Class of 2012. More than 3,300 degrees, diplomas and certificates were granted during spring convocation ceremonies. Five honorary degrees were conferred, and, among many great stories of outstanding graduates, a PhD recipient from Uganda plans to continue her work on behalf of HIV/AIDS affected children. All of the convocation ceremonies are available online.
After losing both legs, Bob the Barber of Enderby, BC, is seeing his regulars again thanks to adaptive technology designed at UVic’s CanAssist.
We have alumni events coming up in Vancouver, the Silicon Valley and Asia:
June 21: Lower Mainland Alumni Taste-and-Tour Pub Night. Go behind the scenes at the Yaletown Brewing Company with brew master Iain Hill, BSc '94. Registration is closed for this event and the tours are full, but drop-in guests are welcome for appetizers, networking and a beverage.
June 28: Silicon Valley Canada Day Reception. Alumni Relations director Terry Cockerline, UVic Co-op and Career Services, and alumni from nine Canadian universities will be joined by Cassie Doyle, BA ’76, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, for this seventh annual Canada Day celebration.
VIDEO: The advanced STEHM microscope, with the potential to see the electrons that hold atoms together, has now been installed on campus. There’s nothing else like it.
Master’s student Lara Puetz is blogging from way out in the Pacific where researchers are on an expedition supporting the NEPTUNE Canada cabled network, part of UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada Observatory. In this post she describes her study of the peculiar nature of the tubeworms that thrive near hydrothermal vents. You can also follow the expedition’s live video feed from the ocean floor.
Benefits and Services
The Royal BC Museum, an Alumni Card partner, is featuring Dinosaurs – Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries this summer. Alumni Card holders receive 10 per cent discounts on daily admission rates or individual and family memberships.
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Annual Report - 2011-12 (PDF)
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Other UVic Publications
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- CanCham presents Hockey Night in Hong Kong Annual Ball
- 10th InterCam Connecting People Cocktail
- Lower Mainland Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Breakfast
- View all events on the UVic Alumni calendar