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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.


May 11, 2022 – UVic's Impact Chairs

Join us for another exciting session of GameChangers, where we will learn about UVic’s Impact Chairs’ unique role at the university, explore their game-changing research and listen to their stories and experiences.

Presented by:

The talk will be followed by Q&A from both online and in-person audience members.

Past events

Ocober 5, 2021 — Choices: My Gamechangers

  • Dean Mina Hoorfar, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science with President Kevin Hall and Dean Allana Lindgren (moderator)
  • October 5, 2021
  • Hybrid event 

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.

Town Halls 2021/2022

Staff and 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

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