Program 2021-2022

Fall 2021

Emergence: Victoria Surfaces from the Pandemic


September 29: Panel–Surfacing Toward Justice: Can Victoria be a Better City after COVID?

Mayor Lisa Helps (City of Victoria), Jean McRae (CEO, Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria), and Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi (Executive Director, Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society), moderated by Jordan Stanger Ross (Professor, Department of History, University of Victoria)

October 21: Epidemic Histories and Pandemic Futures

Mitchell Hammond, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Victoria

November 16: Victorian Global Citizens: Solidarity in (and out of) a Pandemic

Anita Ho, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia



Spring 2022

Resurgence: Decolonizing the City


January 20: Decolonizing the City with the White Elephant in the Room

Jasmindra Jawanda, Urban Planning Consultant

Note: The January 20 City Talks lecture was held via Zoom.

February 17: Shoreline Knowledges: Practices for Unsettling the City

Sarah Hunt/Tłaliłila'ogwa, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Note: The February 17 City Talks lecture was a hybrid event held in-person at the Legacy Gallery and live-streamed via Zoom.

March 31: Healing the City

Jay Pitter, Award-Winning Placemaker, Urban Planning Lecturer, and Author

Note: The March 31 City Talks lecture was cancelled.