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UVic Presents Legacy Awards Tonight

November 21, 2006

Source: University of Victoria

The University of Victoria’s fifth Legacy Awards dinner is tonight (Nov. 21) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Nine individuals and one team will be honoured in three categories: Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Teaching and the UVic Sports Hall of Fame. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception for the recipients followed by a general reception, dinner and award presentations. Here’s a summary of tonight’s honourees:

Distinguished Alumni Awards, from the UVic Alumni Association

Lifetime Achievement award winner Constance "Connie" Isherwood is B.C.’s senior female lawyer and has been practising in Victoria since 1951. She was the first woman to earn the UBC law school’s gold medal, after attending Victoria College from 1947-49.

Andrew Weaver is an internationally respected climatologist and co-founder of the UVic School-based Weather Station Network. He completed his undergraduate science degree at UVic in 1983.

1994 engineering alumnus David Garrison and his partner, Shannon Hunt, MA ’93, will be recognized for their magazines YES Mag and KNOW, which help to make science accessible for thousands of young readers across Canada.

Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Long-serving biochemistry and microbiology Prof. Ed Ishiguro and Kelli Fawkes, a senior lab instructor in the Department of Chemistry, will become the 36th and 37th recipients of this prestigious award recognizing high-calibre teaching.

UVic Sports Hall of Fame

Vikes Athletics will induct five new members into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame:
• 1992 Olympic rowing double-gold medalist Kirsten Barnes;
• Gerald Kazanowski, key member of four national championship basketball teams (1980-83) and a member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame;
• Luanne Krawetz, leader of three "Bronze Baby" CIAU women’s basketball championship teams (1980-82);
• former UVic President (1975-90) Howard Petch, an architect of the UVic athletics and recreation program;
• and the 1975 Men’s Soccer Team, the first to claim a national sports championship for UVic.

The 2006 Legacy Awards are presented by CIBC. This year’s event co-chairs are Mel and Carmela Cooper. All tickets have been sold.


Media Contacts:
Mike McNeney (Alumni Communications) (250) 721-7642 or cell (250) 213-1775



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