Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Studies – University of Victoria
Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies and an associate fellow in the Centre for the Studies of Religion and Societies at the University of Victoria. As the former Director of Academic Leadership Initiatives and Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at the University of Victoria, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of professional development for senior leaders, a diverse faculty renewal program and tasked with creating a campus wide culture of respect that values diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Wong Sneddon has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D in Anthropology and Pacific and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria. Her areas of research include: race and gender in popular culture, Asian North American identity, the Chinese diasporic culture, women in leadership, equity, diversity and inclusion. Her research has informed her extensive experience in the areas of educational and employment equity and she consults widely with post-secondary institutions and government agencies locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She is passionately committed to her local community and is President of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation, Director of the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association and Pacific Opera Victoria, Vice-Chair of the Victoria Chinese Museum Society and past Chair of the Victoria Foundation.