2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards

His vision for transformation in the field of engineering that creates better access and opportunities for Indigenous students and communities began to take form while studying at UVic. As a Principal and the relationship manager of a Victoria-based engineering company, Kear led business and relationship development with coastal First Nations across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. He continued this work on a national level as the director of Indigenous Relations at QM Environmental, a national environmental and industrial services contractor.