Distinguished Alumni Award

This award was created by the Alumni of Victoria College Executive in 1997 and is given annually to a Victoria College Alumna/us who has distinguished her or himself through extraordinary contribution to society at large, including social, business, political, educational, cultural, or religious life. Such contributions can be at the local, national or international level in recognition of recent or lifetime achievement.

Congratulations to Joanne Kotsopoulos Vic 9T9 the 2015 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

 jk Joanne is being recognized for her award-winning research for the advancement of women's health. Kotsopoulos is a scientist in the Familial Breast Cancer Research Program at the Women's College Research Institute. She focuses her research on the prevention, treatment and management of breast and ovarian cancer, specifically among women with a genetic predisposition. She is the recipient of a Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Population Studies and a Canadian Cancer Society Career Development Award in Prevention.

A dinner will be held in her honour on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in the Private Dining Room, Burwash Hall, cost is $40 per person. Register now


Now Accepting Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations for 2016

Do you know a Vic grad who is making a significant contribution to the society? Nominate him or her for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award are due November 30, 2016.

Nominees will be considered by a Selection Committee comprised as follows:

Past Award Recipients

2014 George F. MacDonald Vic 6T1

2013 Maxwell Yalden Vic 5T2

2012 Robert C. Wong Vic 6T3

2011 Anne Tait Vic 5T4

2010 Paul Wilson Vic 6T3

2009 Steve Paikin Vic 8T1

2008 Nancy (Adams) Ruhnke Vic 7T8

2007 Stan Farrow Vic 5T8

2006 Catherine Young Bates Vic 5T6

2005 Ben Chan Vic 8T7

2004 Carole (Goss) Taylor Vic 6T7

2003 Jack Batten Vic 5T4

2002 Pauline (Mills) McGibbon Vic 3T3

2001 Joan (Foster) Mactavish Vic 4T2

2000 Donald Harron Vic 4T8

1999 Ruth Bentley Vic 4T3

1998 Past Chairmen of the Board of Regents