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Associate Vice-President Global Engagement

The University of Victoria (UVic) acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 

UVic is the place where people want to learn, engage and innovate. As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, its vision is to integrate outstanding scholarship, engaged learning, and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet. UVic is dedicated to the highest standards of research, creativity, teaching and service. A welcoming and diverse university community with an inclusive and collegial culture, UVic tackles issues that matter. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives. Its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and around the world. 

UVic is seeking to appoint a new Associate Vice-President (AVP) Global Engagement. Reporting to the President, this newly created position provides strategic and inspired leadership to enhance the university’s global connectivity and international profile in fulfillment of the university’s vision and mission. As a key member of the university’s leadership team, the Associate Vice-President leads the Office for Global Engagement. 

UVic’s new AVP Global Engagement will be an innovative and inspiring leader with a demonstrated commitment to Indigenization and equity, diversity and inclusion. They will have a track record of administrative success, financial acumen, delivering on internationalization initiatives, and building collaborative teams. They will be a collaborative leader who shares UVic’s goals for an inclusive, vibrant and engaging learning and research community. Their leadership will be values-based and they will possess the interpersonal skills needed to build excellent relationships across disciplines, among the diverse groups that make up UVic, and with external stakeholders and partners.


The Associate Vice-President Global Engagement provides the strategic vision and leadership to enhance the University of Victoria’s global connectivity and international profile. The position promotes, advocates and drives UVic’s aspirations and global engagement strategies.

The Associate Vice-President Global Engagement is critical to UVic’s success in achieving the university’s goals and objectives related to internationalization and global engagement, through responsibility for the development and execution of the university’s global strategy. This includes working across the university to develop, coordinate and support new international initiatives and sustainable international outcomes for the institution, as well as increasing capability and cultural diversity across campus. The AVP works with leaders across all academic and administrative units to support their achievement of international and global engagement contributions and priorities for the university.

Reporting directly to the President, the Associate Vice-President Global Engagement is a key member of UVic’s leadership team. In addition to working across portfolios at the university, the position plays a leading role in engaging with UVic alumni, university partners, government, business, industry and professional groups linked to our strategic global interests and financial success. 

How to apply

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications and relevant achievements, and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the candidate criteria, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role.

Further information, including details on how to apply can be found at quoting the reference number 5720. The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, April 15, 2022.

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Additional information

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement, and thus, we encourage applicants to explain in their application these potential interruptions and their effects.

Persons who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should advise Perrett Laver's Vancouver Office of these needs. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Committee information

Members of the Committee

  • Kevin Hall — President, and Committee Chair
  • Marc Bavin — Associate Director, Office of Global Engagement
  • Tricia Best — Director, International Centre for Students
  • Mauricio Garcia-Barrera — Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Mina Hoorfar — Dean, Engineering & Computer Science
  • Lisa Kalynchuk — Vice-President, Research & Innovation
  • Lalita Kines — Interim Executive Director, Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
  • Jane Potentier — Associate Vice-President, Alumni & Development
  • Alivia Wang — Alumna, recent graduate student, former student senator and current UVic Laboratory Assistant

Committee support

  • Sally Eshuys — Director, Office of the President
  • Leanna Wong — Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
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Equity Statement

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in its living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of its values, UVic seeks members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. UVic actively encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement.

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