Greater Victoria Police and local Ethno-cultures

Michael Regis is a graduate of Seneca College Liberal Arts Diploma in Humanities, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, York University, Honours Double Major, History, Law and Society, and now holds a M.A. Dispute Resolution. University of Victoria, School of Public Administration.
In his spare time Michael has managed a fast-paced manufacturing team environment which involved the management, supervision and development of a 30-person production crew, Environmental Auditor and Consultant for the Toronto District School Board, Media and communications consultant for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and has been the Human Rights Education Volunteer Coordinator at the Equity and Human Rights Office, University of Victoria.
In completing his Masters, Michael conducted numerous focus groups and interviews with various Greater Victoria ethnic communities including Muslim, Chinese, African, Caribbean, Black and Indigenous Peoples on behalf of the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee (GVPDAC). Through this partnership, he provided research-based recommendations to the Committee and the Greater Victoria Police to help them build cultural awareness and trust with the diverse communities of Greater Victoria.

Today Michael is going to talk about this research project, the methodology and how his research is being used today. His thesis: “Policing in Greater Victoria: A Study in Addressing the Gaps in Engaging Greater Victoria’s Diverse Communities