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GameChangers Speakers Series

GameChangers is a new President’s Speakers Series focussed on introducing our dynamic and innovative new researchers and leaders to the UVic community.

Past events

October 14, 2022 – UVic's Impact Chairs

Learn about UVic’s Impact Chairs’ approach to reimagining institutional structures, their unique role at the university, and their game-changing research.

October 5, 2021 — Choices: My Gamechangers

  • Dean Mina Hoorfar, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
  • with President Kevin Hall and Dean Allana Lindgren (moderator, Faculty of Fine Arts)

Get to know a little bit more about our new Dean of Engineering and Computer Science. President Kevin Hall provided some introductory remarks and there was some time for audience Q&A following Dr. Hoorfar’s lecture.

President's Town Halls

Staff & Faculty Town Hall — Fall 2022

At the October town hall President Kevin Hall spoke about recent achievements, current challenges and opportunities, and gave updates on our new strategic plan and other exciting initiatives. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the executive team.

Staff & Faculty Town Hall — Fall 2021

  • President Kevin Hall with Dr. Yasmine Kandil (moderator) and Karla Point (territory acknowledgment)
  • October 20, 2021
  • Hybrid event (online and in the Chief Dan George Theatre)

 Polling results

  1. Indigenous reconciliation and decolonization
  2. Equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism
  3. Climate and sustainability
  4. Research
  5. Student experience and education

  1. all students completed an Indigenous cultural acumen course.
  2. it were a leader in action on reconciliation, poverty-reduction, EDI, and climate change solutions.
  3. we prioritized the local Indigenous community student success.
  4. we became the first university in BC to be fully accessible.
  5. we reached net zero by 2040.
  6. we made it possible and easy for people from paths in life other than straight As or money to come to UVic.
  7. our retention and success of BIPOC, 2SLGBTIA+, and disabled students were to increase significantly.
  8. its research reputation were significantly enhanced.
  9. decolonization was priority number one.
  10. every member of this community can see themselves reflected here and feel like they belong.

  1. Surveys – 75%
  2. Small group conversations – 58%
  3. Digital engagement and online idea spaces – 54%
  4. Town halls and large group meetings – 48%
  5. Other options (e.g., Hack-a-thons, video booths, pop-up info sessions, etc.) – 25%

Listening Tour Town Halls 2020/2021

Video records of Listening Tour town halls are available here