Engineering Alumnus Graduates with Top Marks

Selkirk College Sets Tone for Studies at University of Victoria


Peter Kremler credits the strong foundation he secured during his time at Selkirk College as a springboard to graduating at the top of his Faculty of Engineering class at the University of Victoria.

Kremler took first-year courses at Selkirk College before transferring to UVic where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering this past Spring. The strong student was honoured with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Victoria Section Gold Medal for top marks in Electrical Engineering.

Peter Kremler Engineering

Peter Kremler—pictured here with his wife Jenny, daughter Ruby and daughter Myra—graduated at the top of his University of Victoria Electrical Engineering class of 89 students. He transferred to UVic after getting a strong start at Selkirk College.

“When I first transferred to UVic I was a bit concerned that coming from a smaller school I would be at a disadvantage in the big classes,” says Kremler. “What I found, though, is that the strong foundation I received at Selkirk College gave me an advantage.”

The small class sizes and great instruction were the perfect combination to set Kremler on the right track. He credits teachers Elroy Switlishoff, David Feldman, John Josafatow, Per Joensen, Allison Lutz, Frank Fowler, Allyson Perrot and Jonathan Buttle who he fondly remembers by name, a sign of the tight-knit community established at Selkirk College.

“Selkirk College set me up for success by providing me with a solid foundation in the subjects that I relied on for the rest of my education. It also helped give me the confidence I needed to succeed in the larger pool of students at UVic,” he says.

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