THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 259 UVIC LAW FACULTY NEWS By Jeremy Webber and Julie Sloan* Law schools across the country are undergoing a generational change. Universities expanded rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s. The faculty members hired then are now approaching retirement. That phenomenon is, if anything, accentuated at UVic Law, which only came into being in 1975. The result is bittersweet. Over the last few years we have been saying goodbye to many friends and colleagues as they retire—although we also do our very best to keep them engaged in the faculty. Indeed several remain among the most productive scholars in their fields. We also have been hiring new colleagues to take their places, and that process has been wonderfully gratifying. Over the past few years we have welcomed many new and talented colleagues who are now making their own major contributions to the law and legal education. We have profiled some of those new colleagues in previous columns. Here we note the contributions of three of our retiring colleagues, whom we will miss greatly. We close by signalling five major honours received by people at UVic Law in the last few months, four for faculty members, one for a graduate student. FACULTY RETIREMENTS Mary Anne Waldron, Q.C. Professor Mary Anne Waldron, Q.C., retired on December 31, 2016. Mary Anne has been one of the builders of the faculty—a superb scholar, dedicated teacher and talented administrator. Indeed, she joined UVic Law in only its second year, at a time when the teaching of law was a male- * Jeremy Webber is the dean of UVic law school and Julie Sloan is the communications officer for the same august institution.
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