Grace A Lore, PhD, MSc


Candidate for City Council

Mom, teacher, advocate, community organizer.

My name is Grace Lore and I am a mom, a community organizer, anti-violence advocate, a researcher, and a lecturer at the University of Victoria.

Community means everything to me – I sit on the Fernwood, North Park, and Quadra Village neighbourhood planning group, I am a board member at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, a member of the national advisory panel for Canadian Women’s Foundation Rebuilding Lives program, and an Affordable Fernwood organizer. 

At the University of Victoria, I teach gender and politics, Canadian politics, and research methods. My current research includes social media harassment of candidates and elected officials. 

Outside the academic world, I support not-for-profits to navigate structure and systemic change. My recent work includes sexual assault response policy with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. 

In 2018, I ran in the Victoria municipal election as an independent candidate with a focus on affordable and accessible housing, family-friendly city designs, and an integrated approach to housing, climate action, and socially supportive communities.