Board of Directors Member 2009-2010
University of Guelph Graduate Students Association, Guelph ON
Responsibilities included involved representation of graduate students in the Department of
Integrative Biology, participation in the Human Rights Advisory Group and the preparation and
dissemination of a Social Justice Committee Newsletter. Skills developed include the ability to
communicate effectively and respectfully to individuals representing a variety of causes and
contextual backgrounds in order to work towards common goals.
Environmental Blogger 2009
Whole Earth Care
As a volunteer blogger, I was responsible for answering questions posed by website patrons in
a fun, effective and accurate manner. This position allowed me to develop skills in research, website
design and maintenance and communication with an online audience.
Contributing Member 2008
McMaster University Campus Sustainability Group
McMaster University, Hamilton ON
In this volunteer position, I was responsible for collecting data from a range of sources across
McMaster University campus regarding the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits
associated with instituting a number of sustainability initiatives. This task required constant, in-depth
and open communication and a willingness to learn.