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UVic honours outstanding alumni

Oct 19 2012

The University of Victoria marked its 50th anniversary with a tribute to five outstanding alumni whose deeds typify the school's values and goals.

The sold-out event, A Celebration of 50 Years of Excellence, also celebrated UVic's 30-year partnership with East China Normal University.

The five alumni are:

? Paralympic swimmer and medal winner Stephanie Dixon, described as a shining example of inspiration and perseverance.

? Grand Chief Edward John, the hereditary chief of the Tl'azt'en Nation and a leading advocate of indigenous governance, community development and business.

? Paul Nicklen, an eminent nature photographer who uses his craft in the study of science, especially documenting climate change.

? Writer Alisa Smith, whose commitment to sustainability is shown in her book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating.

? Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO of Vancity, whose leadership includes a commitment to social responsibility. -

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