Grace has an Interdisciplinary PhD 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 and the Chinese diasporic culture. As past Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity for fifteen years, her research has informed her extensive experience in the area of educational and employment equity. She 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. Committed to her community, she is President of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation, Director of the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Association and past Chair of the Victoria Foundation.