The following PAC members are running to be elected to the 2022/23 PAC Executive during our May 11th General PAC meeting:
I would like to be nominated for a Member-at-Large position. I am currently the PAC Treasurer for Central and might be next year as well. I have been a parent at George Jay since September 2014; however, I wasn't last year. Since I am going to be part of George Jay for the next 5 years, I would like to help as much as possible. My availability is more or less during school hours. Any questions you want to ask me, I will most likely be on the corner of Princess and Chambers during pick up and drop off.
I was the George Jay PAC Secretary for two years (2019-20, 2020-21). Our family was away from Victoria for the past year but are returning for this coming year, and I’d love to volunteer again. I have one kid at George Jay, Felix going into Grade 4, and another kid who has already moved on to Central. During the day, I’m a professor at UVic, teaching oceanography classes and researching the carbon cycle. I’d like to try out a different role on the PAC Executive this year. I’m good with numbers and spreadsheets, and I’m fairly organized and responsible. I think I would do a good job with the Treasurer role and would be happy to support the PAC and school in this way. Because of time zone differences (PAC meetings happen at 3:30am in my current location), I won’t attend the AGM for the election.
Matthew is a parent of a Grade 4 student at George Jay. He lives and works on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples (Victoria).
Since graduating from the University of Victoria in 1993, he has worked regularly in Canadian Theatre, taking on a variety of roles and spending time in Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. Matthew is Artistic and Managing Producer at Theatre SKAM.
As a carpenter he has built sets for several POV productions. He’s also served on the executive of IATSE Local 168.
Matthew dedicates his professional career to dreaming up inspirational and innovative projects that tour the world, to the development of new work (primarily by Victoria writers) and to building community.
Matthew led the creation of the project Fashion Machine, a wildly inventive and deeply thoughtful program of work for children ages nine to 13. Professional artists from the fields of theatre, textiles and photography work with young artists in each city the
company tours to, training and preparing them for a public performance where they remake select audience members outfits in less than one hour. The show had its first performance at George Jay in 2009 and now tours internationally.