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Date: July 21, 2005

UVic Chancellor Re-Elected to Second Term

University of Victoria chancellor Ron Lou-Poy has been re-elected by acclamation to a second three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2006.

“As chancellor, Ron represents the University of Victoria with grace and dignity both at home and abroad,” says UVic President Dr. David Turpin. “His acclamation is testimony to the respect and affection he has earned during his first three years in this position.”

Lou-Poy is a third-generation Victorian, graduate of Victoria College (UVic’s forerunner), and the senior partner with Crease Harman and Company, the oldest law firm in the province. Throughout his legal career, much of Lou-Poy’s community involvement has been with UVic.

He served two terms on the university’s board of governors (1972-74 and 1992-95) and was an original director of the UVic Innovation and Development Corporation. The Lou-Poy family supported the construction of the Harry Lou-Poy Infant and Toddler Child Care Centre at UVic in 2001, named for Ronald Lou-Poy’s late father. The family also created the May and Ron Lou-Poy Fund of Excellence in the faculty of law.

As the university’s titular head, the chancellor confers the university’s degrees and is a member of the UVic senate and board of governors.
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Ron Lou-Poy (Chancellor) at (250) 721-8103
Patty Pitts (UVic Communications) at (250) 721-7656 or ppitts@uvic.ca

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