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Ceremonies and Awards: 1990 - 1999

The first convocation of degrees granted jointly by Malaspina University-College and UVIC, June 1991. From left to right: (UVIC woman); David Lam, Lieutenant Governor of BC; Bob Rogers, Chancellor or UVIC; Rich Johnston, President of Malaspina-University-College; and David Strong, President of UVIC.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives


"Dreams come true" - Nanaimo Daily Free Press

Malaspina's second graduating class from the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program saw 79 new graduates cross the stage. The Liberal Arts degree program is the only one of its kind in Canada.

Image courtesy of Nanaimo Daily Free Press, 1994


Graduation procession, 1998.
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Malaspina University-College's First Honourary degrees were awarded in 1998. Back row left to right: Dr. Treavor Evelyn, Honorary Doctor of Letters; Carol Matthews, Dean of Human Services and Community Education; Rich Johnston, President; Dr. Margaret Fulton, Honorary Doctor of Letters. Front row left to right: Dr. Ken Lyall, Dean of Science and Technology; Dr. Jack Hodgins, Honorary Doctor of Law; and Kevin Roberts, faculty member, English dept.


Grace Nielsen (left), head of Tillicum House, received an Honorary Degree of Humanities in 1999 from Malaspina University-College. John Lepage (right) was Dean of Arts and Participated in the ceremony.
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Malaspina University-College convocation at the Port Theatre, 1999. From left to right: Dean of Education, Mike Grant; UVIC Chancellor, Dr. Norma Mickelson; and Rich Johnston, President of Malaspina University-College.
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"Rotary award"

Malaspina University-College's Sue Benoit was presented the 1998 Vocational Award by the Rotary Club of Nanaimo.
Image Courtesy of Rich Johnston


Rotary's Seaview Centennial Branch in Lantzville set up a bursary in memory of Alice Pauline Hobbs to support three $500 awards annually. The gift was matched my the province.
Image and Caption Courtesy of Legion Magazine, September, 1999