I have more than a decade of experience as a strategic communications professional, and am known for my attention to detail, my ability to meet deadlines and my unwavering faith in the almighty gods of grammar and punctuation. I am a loud and proud word nerd.
I am also an inquisitive facilitative leader. That means I'm often the person at the table asking the questions that no-one else has considered. Finding the answers to those questions and relaying information in a meaningful way are also facets of the field of communications in which I excel.
I believe in collaboration and, in order to achieve those results, I have developed a reputation for hearing competing priorities, developing solutions and assuring that all parties are satisfied with the results.
I am well-rounded; I am loyal and I enjoy the balancing act of multiple time-sensitive projects.
Now that the holidays have passed, it's time to get geared up for one of the best, longest-running winter activities in the region: the Vernon Winter Carnival turns 60 this year and it'll be a party to remember. "The Vernon Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in western Canada," says Vicki Proulx, the carnival's executive director.
It's not very often that a business is validated by a stranger who has no input or buy-in to your plan, but for Susi Foerg, an ah-ha moment helped coalesce everything she envisioned for her dream. Four years ago, Foerg was on a weekend trip to the Sunshine coast when she stopped by Persephone Brewing Company for a pint.
The best-laid plans for gift giving during the holiday season can confound the most hardened shopper. What to buy - for whom - can be tremendously stressful. And, as more and more consumers are moving from fast fashion and disposable product, emphasis on supporting local artisans can be tremendous.
Why is the Thompson Okanagan so beautiful in fall? Like the other three seasons, the region has a swath of lakes, mountains and vistas that are breathtaking, but in autumn the foliage really stands out. We wanted to know why, so we went to an expert.
Think about it: if you had to assign your identity to an object you hold dear, what would it be? A cap you wore as a child? A favourite mix tape, or perhaps a cookbook you inherited and plan to pass down to your child when the time comes?
In 1920, the University of Alberta purchased a 380-acre piece of land south of its main campus. For $53,000 the university's footprint increased and became what has been, for 97 years and counting, a place where important agricultural research has been conducted.
Three University of Alberta scientists will take their greenhouse gas reduction research to the next level, thanks to an infusion of funding announced today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food.
On Sept. 25 the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will celebrate four of the faculty's alumni who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions with a 2017 University of Alberta alumni award.
A new documentary, Food Evolution looks at both the human reaction and the science around genetically engineered foods.
It's hot. It's dusty, and it's halfway through three intense weeks for 84 environmental conservation science (ENCS) and forestry students in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta.
Cheryl Sadowski, associate professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is also a professor who specializes in geriatrics, and is a working pharmacist in an area clinic, so her knowledge of this issue is first hand.
Getting into the MD/PhD program is not easy: successful applications must already be accepted into the medical program—no easy undertaking—and the student then needs to be prepared to complete the first two years of medical school before entering the PhD program, before returning back into the medical milieu.
The move by fledgling physicians to become family doctors is becoming increasingly evident, as a record number of medical graduates are listing family medicine as their first residency choice...
(Edmonton) Diabetes research at the University of Alberta received an injection of funding today, thanks to a new collaboration with Johnson & Johnson that will allow researchers across Campus Alberta to come together to fight Type I and Type II diabetes. The competitive fund, announced by D.
By Cait Wills Images of Peter Gill and Jeeshan Chowdhury courtesy of Richard Siemens, University of Alberta. A Rhodes Scholar must, by definition, be well rounded. To meet the strict selection criteria of this "world's most prestigious" scholarship based at Oxford University, applicants must personify the ideals of academic achievement and strength of character, laid out by Cecil John Rhodes, the benefactor of the scholarship's establishment in 1902.
A group of students in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is making great strides in breaking down barriers for sexual minorities.
Magazines and print
The spring 2018 issue of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences alumni magazine.
Drone technology research helps precision ranching develop new tools for success
The future is now, but what are we doing to promote clean energy across Alberta industries?
The fall 2017 issue of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences alumni magazine.
This special edition of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences magazine focuses on the faculty's strategic plan.
UAlberta Medicine is the inagural issue of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentisty's publication that speaks to students, faculty, alumni and government stakeholders. I conceived of it, I built it and I managed every inch of its publication.
Karyn Garossino had an epiphany while sitting in her car during her daily commute. She was living in Toronto and training with Team Canada—Garossino is a former competitive figure skater, national champion and Olympian.
It started with feeling tired all the time. That's not unusual; busy professionals often feel like they need to catch up on their sleep. But as the days and weeks passed for NancyMcCalder, her fatigue didn't better; it got worse.
Sometimes you can't win for trying. Layne Mitchell, who has been riding to and from work for the last three years as a means to keep fit and save money, came face-to-face with a cyclist’s worst nightmare when a vehicle turning into a parking lot didn’t see him and hit him square on.
Michael Czaja’s life over the last year reads like a series of unrelated incidents that have converged for a greater cause. Michael, 18, has been an avid go-kart and legends car racer for almost a decade. Legends car racing involves a scale replica of an early model car – in Czaja’s case, a 1934 Ford. He decided on a whim earlier this spring to design a car prototype and he coloured it pink as a joke. When he posted it online, his friends loved it and he started thinking about Nascar charity...