I provide support and strategic advice to FAUW’s directors, officers and committees, and oversee FAUW’s administrative operations. This role builds on my previous experience as a governance professional at both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Outside the office I can almost always be found making noise: singing with the university choir, playing in the Balinese gamelan, and studying in diverse musical traditions including Japanese shakuhachi and West African drumming.
I support faculty with workplace-related issues, including accommodations and interpreting policy and the Memorandum of Agreement. I've helped more than 300 faculty members in my time with FAUW and have been doing workplace, family, and court-ordered mediation for 10 years as a certified mediator (through the Alternative Dispute Resolution institutes of Ontario and Canada).
When I don't get my fill of conflict resolution at work, I volunteer as a mediator with Community Justice Initiatives, fight the weeds in my garden, and coach my kids' baseball and soccer teams.
I manage FAUW's communications, events, membership records, and IT. I also provide support to the Lecturers Committee and am on FAUW's Indigenization Working Group.
I have experience in magazine editing, website and social media management, and musical theatre production. I am an outdoor adventurer, hammock-dweller, and reader, often at the same time. You can follow me on Twitter @inhabitings.