Objective

To extend my passion for teaching critical thinking and media literacy into the post-secondary environment. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015

High School Teacher

Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School
  • Teaching high school English Language Arts, Journalism, Social Studies and Physical Education
  • Coach soccer, basketball and rugby
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Summer worker

Autism Resource Centre

Worked with and learned from a person with autism

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Reporter

Moose Jaw Times Herald

Daily assignment reporter and photographer

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Reporter

Leader-Post

Daily assignment reporter

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Ecological researcher

HELP International
Oct 2009 - Oct 2009

Municipal Election Researcher

CBC Regina

Leading up to the 2009 municipal election in Saskatchewan, I contacted various towns and cities to find out what platforms mayoral and council candidates represented. On election night, a group of us posted live results on the following website:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/10/22/sk-election-saskatchewan.html

Jan 2007 - Jun 2011

High school teacher/youth leader

Notre Dame College
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

High school teacher

Aga Khan High School, Uganda
Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

Health and Wellness Counselor

Family Psychology Centre

Counsel youth in Calgary’s independent schools

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Group talks on self-esteem, relationships, and worldview
  • Anti-bullying workshops

Education

Education
Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Master of Arts in Journalism

University of Regina
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Regina
Sep 2004 - Apr 2006

Bachelor of Education

University of Calgary
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002

Bachelor of Science

University of Calgary

Interest

Very  interested in sports and music. I play a few different instruments with the bagpipes being my trademark. 

I love research and learning about most anything, especially as it relates to the environment, indigenous peoples and the marginalized. My passion for critical thinking is what has fueled my interest in documentary storytelling and teaching media literacy. One of my role models in this respect is the late Dallas Smythe, a Saskatchewan born media theorist. 

I'm also really interested in permaculture, a design system for creating sustainable human habitat. It all about getting off of grids and creating closed-loop systems that promote care of earth and people.

Summary

After teaching high school for four years in Kampala, Uganda and at my alma mater Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, I returned to school to study journalism at the University of Regina.

The most significant part of the journalism program was completing a four-month internship at Regina's Leader-Post newspaper. During the internship I developed my passion for writing features and human interest stories. I also have a strong desire to wrestle with topics that require investigation and uncovering. One of these is the story of a Canadian corporation that is propping up an occupation of Africa's last colony—Western Sahara.

Upon completion of my journalism degree in 2011 I returned to teaching at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School until June of 2015. I am currently working on a documentary project for a master of journalism through the University of Regina. 

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2010 - Present

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Institute in Australia