Awards

The nomination period for the LSS awards takes place for a week in March of each year, during this period nominate your peers using this form.

The Terry J. Wuester Award: Is presented every year to a member of the faculty who has exhibited a commitment to student learning and development both inside and outside the classroom, as determined by a vote of the graduating class.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Michelle Lawrence
  • 2015: Gillian Calder
  • 2014: Hamar Foster
  • 2013: Gillian Calder
  • 2012: Glen Gallins

The John McLaren Award: Is presented every year to a member of the staff who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to students and student initiatives within the law school, as determined by a vote of the graduating class.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Jordan Forbes
  • 2015: Yvonne Lawson
  • 2014: Yvonne Lawson
  • 2013: Karen Crawford
  • 2012: Yvonne Lawson

First Year Class Teaching Award: Is presented annually to a professor who, in the opinion of the 1L class, has made a special contribution to legal education through effective and engaging classroom teaching and a demonstrated commitment to assisting and supporting the academic work of first year students.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Carol Liao
  • 2015: Andrew Newcombe
  • 2014: Ryan Alford
  • 2013: Jamie Cassels
  • 2012: Gillian Calder & Gerry Ferguson

Diana Priestly Award: Given to a third year student who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Faculty of Law over their entire law school career.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Sandy Town
  • 2015: John Bullock
  • 2014: Yianni Pappas-Acreman
  • 2013: Rebecca Cynader
  • 2012: Miriam Isman

F. Murray Fraser Award: This award is presented to a third year student who has made an outstanding contribution to life at the law school during their final year.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Ivelina Ivanova
  • 2015: Michael Williams
  • 2014: Carlie Cromlish
  • 2013: Julie DeWolf
  • 2012: Meaghan McWhinnie

Bronze Tie Award: Given to a student who has fostered, maintained and strengthened ties between the law school and the legal community.  The award is presented to the student who has best promoted “ties” between the law school and the community.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Maggie House
  • 2015: Noah Ross
  • 2014: Hanna Davis & James Bagan
  • 2013: Stuart McAlister
  • 2012: Emily Dixon

Unsung Hero: This award is presented to a student or students who has/have worked tirelessly to better the law school community.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Andie Britton-Foster
  • 2015: Erin Gray & Renata Colewell
  • 2014: Glynnis Morgan
  • 2013: Carlie Cromlish & Michael Gerstein
  • 2012: Ainsley MacCallum & Amber Hieb

Keanu Reeves Award: This award is presented to the most inspired dramatic or comedic performance.  Given to a specific performance at an LSS event.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Janessa Mason
  • 2015: Joe Mooney
  • 2014: ‘Library Love’
  • 2013: Julie DeWolf, Cassidy Thomson & Alix Stoicheff
  • 2012: Sam Jaworsky, Stefan Whitman & Taylor Buckley

Hall of Pain Award: This award is presented to the student who has shown the most “personal sacrifice” in UVic Law’s pursuit of athletic excellence.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Simon Pinsky
  • 2015: Bryn Green
  • 2014: Franco Silletta
  • 2013: Mike Rawluk
  • 2012: Burke Vindevoghel

Leonardo Da Vinci Award: This award is presented to the club executive that ran the most creative, innovative, successful event of the year.  The award is presented to the executive of the club as a whole.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Trivia Nights (Radu Popescu)
  • 2015: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Panel Organizers
  • 2014: Community Conference Committee
  • 2013: Community Conference Committee
  • 2012: Community Conference Committee

Roadhouse Award: This award is presented to the host/ess or household who had the best party of the year.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Foul Bay House
  • 2015: Steve Whibbs
  • 2014: Dan Jackson & Jason Newton
  • 2013: Cadboro Bay House
  • 2012: Fernwood House

Newbies Award: This award is presented to a first-year student who has made an outstanding contribution to the law school for the benefit of other first-year students.

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Ian Gauthier
  • 2015: Niles Bond & Janessa Mason
  • 2014: Jason Newton
  • 2013: John Bullock
  • 2012: Megan Seiling & Jamie Myrah

Best Law Buddy Award: This award is presented to an upper-year student who has been an exceptional supporter of current first-year student(s).

  • 2017:
  • 2016: Erika Decker
  • 2015: Billy Alvaro
  • 2014: Tamara Navaratnam & Hanna Davis
  • 2013: Siddharth Akali & Parm Lalli
  • 2012: Kelly Farish

#uvicdifference award (New): This award is presented to a student that exemplified the UVic difference this year in all its shapes and forms.

  • 2017:

Scales of Justice Award (New): This award is presented to the student who best demonstrated a balanced approach to a legal education.

  • 2017:

Res Gestae Award (New): This award is presented to the student who made the best post on social media this year and contributed to the hilarity of law school in a positive way.

  • 2017:
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