Editor: I read with interest the Forum article (March 18) reprinting excerpts from the speech made by CBC reporter Eve Savory when she received the 1998/99 Great Trekker Award. There did, however, seem to be a slight oversight in the introductory blurb to the article.
It should be noted that the Great Trekker Award is an award made by the Alma Mater Society. The students initiated this award in 1950 to commemorate the spirit of the Great Trek of 1922, in which the student body marched across Vancouver to protest delays in building the University campus in Point Grey.
In determining who should receive the award, the students generally consult with the Alumni Association and various UBC departments. However, it is a student award, made by the Alma Mater Society, and should be referred to as such.
Editor: It is with great sadness that I wish to pay tribute to Evelyn Lett, one of UBC's pioneering student leaders and most illustrious graduates, who passed away March 26.
Evelyn Lett was intimately associated with the history of UBC, Vancouver, and British Columbia; few people embodied the complementary ideals of service and leadership quite as well as she.
I had the great fortune of interacting with Evelyn Lett on a personal as well as professional level and can truly say that she was one of the most inspiring human beings that I have known. Even in her old age, she was funny and witty and she told the most amazing (true) stories.
Evelyn Lett's lifetime of contributions to UBC, to the city of Vancouver, and to the Province of British Columbia was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She was and will continue to be a shining symbol of those values to which we might all aspire.
Although it is with profound sadness that we mourn her passing, her life will no doubt continue to inspire us all.
Recipient, 1997 Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship
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