Other Relevant Information

Skills

  • Editing, proofreading, news, feature and copy writing
  • Project management
  • Communications and public speaking
  • Marketing skills
  • World Wide Web design, programming and implementation, including skills in Drupal and WordPress Flash, mySQL, PHP, Javascript, CSS, HTML and other Web 2.0 skills

Community Experience

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Mole Hill Community Housing Society, 2007 – 2009
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Mole Hill Community Housing Society, 2003 – 2007
  • Treasurer, Davie Street Community Police Association, 2003-2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, West End Residents Association, 2002 – 2007
  • Founder, Mole Hill Community Garden, 2001-2002
  • Member, London Health Sciences Centre Communications Committee, 2000 – 2001
  • Associate Chair, 2001 London Alliance Canada Games Organizing Committee
  • Newsletter editor and webmaster for Canadian Science Writers’ Association
  • Web design and implementation for various non-profit organizations, including the Community Research Initiative of Toronto, the Canadian Community Investment Group and the Young Worker Awareness initiative, West End Residents Association, Still Moon Arts Society, Mountain Rain Zen Community
  • Public relations for various volunteer organizations, including the Community Hospice Association of Ontario and other community groups
  • Member of York University Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

Awards

  • Winner, Best Videogame in Vancouver, Georgia Straight, 2006
  • Gold Medal, Best Idea on a Shoestring (for online image bank), CCAE, 2000
  • Silver Medal, Best Student Recruitment Viewbook, CCAE, 2000
  • Award of Excellence, Marketing Campaigns (for Student Recruitment Campaign), IABC, 2000
  • Silver Prize, Best Magazine (MiY Magazine), London Ad & Sales Awards, 2000
  • Silver Medal, Best Student Recruitment Campaign, CCAE, 1999
  • Silver Medal, Best Poster, CCAE, 1999
  • Gold Medal, Best Student Recruitment Viewbook, CCAE, 1998
  • Gold Medal, Best Video, CCAE, 1998
  • Bronze Award, Best Poster, Ontario Government Communicators’ Forum, 1996
  • Silver Award, Best Publication, Ontario Government Communicators’ Forum, 1995
  • Award for Excellence in Educational Reporting, Alberta Teachers Federation, 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Canadian Science Writers’ Association
  • International Association of Business Communicators