Do you have a favourite Uvic moment? Fire away!
Uvic turns 50 next year, and everyone is invited to celebrate.
The Gordon Head campus was a lot more intimate when it opened its doors in 1963 to just 2,085 students. Five decades later, the University of Victoria is home to 20,000 graduates and undergraduates.
To mark the university’s 50th anniversary year, Uvic officials are organizing an array of events and are inviting suggestions for Great Moments at Uvic through the website uvic.ca/anniversary.
The ideas can be from the near or distant past, and can involve anything from a team achievement to an individual deed or something added to the Uvic landscape. The top Great Moments at Uvic will be chosen for a special website fea- ture and publication, while others will be selected for posting.
To date, suggestions include one from Grant Hughes lauding the Uvic Thermofloat coat —invented in the 1970s by biology professor John Hayward — which Hughes credits with saving him from a tragedy at sea. Another idea is the inspiring spectacle of the 1994 Commonwealth Games’ closing ceremonies, held in Uvic’s Centennial Stadium.
Photographs are welcome. The submission deadline for Great Moments is Jan. 20.
Also in the offing is funding to help faculties, departments and others plan anniversary events. Details are available on the website. The application deadline is Dec. 15.