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Summary

I am passionate about finding new and innovative ways to creatively communicate.

My specialties include media relations, internal & external communications, relationship development, communications planning, research, writing & editing, and presentations.

Education

20082010

Master of Arts

Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia

Major Research Paper: Online social networking & offline communication: issues & impacts 

20042008

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Focus on Asian History

Work History

2016Present

Contract Lecturer

The Chang School, Ryerson University
  • Taught the CDPR 111 Writing for Public Relations course at Ryerson, Jun-Aug 2016
  • Currently have a contract to redevelop the CDPR 103 Advanced PR Writing class
2011Present

Communications Advisor

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Provide daily media monitoring and strategic communications support to the Critical Care Unit, Burn Centre and Infectious Diseases portfolios
  • Create written content for the Sunnybrook Magazine, Sunnybrook’s internet and intranet, and the hospital-wide newsletter, "Your Health Matters"
  • Manage media campaigns  for newly released studies  by researching, writing and issuing news releases, coordinating media requests, and providing support for members of the health care team being interviewed by media
  • Coordinate, shoot and edit short video interviews using  iMovie with members of the health care team on newsworthy stories
  • Create content and post to Sunnybrook's Wordpress blog at health.sunnybrook.ca, including blog posts and infographics
  • Support theam members during special events and larger media campaigns
Feb 2010Sep 2011

Organizational Development & Recruitment Assistant and Representative

Holcim (Canada) Inc.
  • Screened and interviewed job applicants; provided on-boarding for new employees
  • Created the communications plan, timeline, and informational material for the annual Employee Engagement Survey, which was distributed to 3500 employees in Canada
  • Presented and facilitated day-long Corporate Orientation sessions each month, for groups of between 15 and 20 new employees
  • Managed the recruitment process for 20 to 50 jobs at a time

Professional Development

  • Currently enrolled in the University Teaching Development Program (UTDP) through the Learning & Teaching Office at Ryerson University, to enhance my teaching skills

Memberships

• Member, IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), Toronto chapter

Technical Skills

• Shooting video & editing in iMovie

• Creating infographics using Piktochart

• Blogging using Wordpress

• Comfortable using multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Interests

I'm an avid skier- a former provincial champion and Junior National bronze medalist in women’s moguls. I also spent three years coaching young mogul skiers. I also enjoy playing golf, boating and camping.