Alumni Achievement Award 2008 - Victor Cheng

Innovator in information management honoured as outstanding alumnus

victor-chengVictor Cheng, was honoured with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Fall 2008 convocation.

The Award recognizes alumni of the Faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the health and wellbeing of society through their professional accomplishments, public service, and/or academic excellence.

Victor graduated from UW in 1979 with a MA in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Following his graduation, he started his own consulting firm, iLogic Inc. in Toronto, which he now continues to oversee as President and CEO. Much of his early work at iLogic focussed on developing innovative systems and networks to assist recreation professionals and organizations across Canada. More recently, Victor and iLogic have developed powerful, customized business management applications to improve business processes for numerous multi-national companies.

Victor chooses to support many not-for-profit organizations across our country by providing his expertise and volunteering a great deal of his time and energy. Perhaps most notably, he conceived, designed, and implemented the Leisure Information Network, now the Lifestyle Information Network, a not-for-profit, online service that collects and makes difficult-to-acquire literature on leisure, recreation, sport, arts, and health freely available on its website.

In 2006, Victor received an Ontario Trillium Foundation – Lifetime Contribution to Parks and Recreation Sector – Award.

Victor has remained connected to the University of Waterloo. He's been a frequent guest lecturer and a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. He was a Peer Member for UW students, developed and backed a proposal for a mentorship program in RLS, and has served on the Waterloo Advisory Committee in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Victor recently received a Recreation and Leisure Studies 40th Anniversary Alumni Award and he is currently a member of the newly formed AHS Dean's Advisory Council. He continues to be a member of the UW President's Circle.

Residing in Toronto with his wife Donna, the two are proud parents of their daughter Meghan.

Victor epitomizes a true spirit of leadership and altruism to his profession and society, and displays the sterling character that the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is extremely proud to celebrate.

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is very proud to acknowledge Victor Cheng (MA Recreation and Leisure Studies, 1979) as one of its many outstanding alumni.