Moderator – 11th WRC Victoria

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grace-wongDr. Grace Wong Sneddon

Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon is the Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives at the University of Victoria. In this portfolio, Dr. Wong Sneddon is responsible for the development and implementation of the professional development for senior leaders which includes over thirty annual events, including orientations, workshops and retreats. In her role as the Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity, she is tasked with creating a campus-wide culture of respect that values diversity, equity and inclusion. She has an Interdisciplinary PhD in Anthropology and Pacific and Asian Studies. Her areas of research include: race and gender in popular culture, Asian North American identity and the Chinese diasporic culture. Dr. Wong Sneddon is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies and is currently, an associate fellow in the Centre of the Studies of Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. She has a MEd in counselling psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Born and raised in Victoria, Grace is passionately committed to her community. She has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and shares that knowledge with the various Boards on which she serves. She is vice-chair of the Greater Victoria Elder Care Foundation, treasurer of the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association, member of the Triumf Management Board, and Chair of the Victoria Foundation.