Farmer appointed to second term at University

UVic Chancellor Murray Farmer will serve a second three-year term as the university’s titular head.

Farmer was first elected chancellor in 2008.

“I’m honoured to be asked to continue to serve,” Farmer said. “As an alumnus who first arrived at UVic the year it became a university, it’s been amazing to watch UVic become the outstanding university it is today. It’s very gratifying to have the trust of the university community in my current role. As far as I’m concerned, this is the best volunteer job in the country, largely because of the quality of the people at UVic. It’s wonderful to be able to represent UVic in the community in which I have spent my whole life and which has been so good to me. I look forward very much to my second term and to serving UVic as chancellor during its 50th anniversary year.”

UVic’s Board of Governors reappointed him for the Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014 term.

The reappointment was made possible through a change in the province’s University Act which permits a university’s Board of Governors to appoint a chancellor upon nomination by a university’s alumni association, after consultation with the university senate. Previously, chancellors were elected to the position.