Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Administration
The Games Institute
My professional career has revolved around partnerships and collaborations with diverse groups of stakeholders, in Canada and internationally. My role at UW has me working extensively with partners both on campus and beyond, from departments in multiple Faculties and administrative units to industry and non-profit organizations. I am serving on the Board of Directors of the UW Staff Association using my experience and knowledge of university policies and procedures to advocate for and empower UW staff, with a particular interest in issues surrounding equity and opportunity. As a member of the Board of Governors, I intend to pursue these goals.
Technology Transfer Manager
Office of Research
I am a licensed professional engineer, and have received my B.Sc Chemistry and B.ESc Chemical Engineering from University of Western Ontario. I also achieved my Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology from uWaterloo. I joined University of Waterloo's Commercialization Office in 2007 after years of progressive engineering experience in R&D and product development. My career revolves on commercializing opportunities in the engineering and material sciences. I also serve as an Advisor to the Board of Directors for several startup companies, and I am an active member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and Licensing Executive Society (LES).
Web Accessibility Consultant
Information Systems & Technology
UW's 40th anniversary celebrations where just starting when I arrived as an undergrad. I completed my B.A. in Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies, spent time travelling and working, and joined the full-time staff in 2006, currently a web developer. I presented my thesis at a 2007 international congress in Geneva. Since 2013, I have represented staff on the Joint Health and Safety Committee and am currently co-chair. I visit many areas of campus and advocate for a safe environment for everyone. On the Board, I will be your advocate to keep UW a great place to work.
Manager, Department and Campus Applications
Information Systems & Technology
I have worked on campus for 8 years in several departments, and currently am the Manager, Department and Campus Applications within IST. My work in IST allows me to interact with a large number of staff members across campus. I have had a strong interest and significant experience in governance of many types within a university setting throughout my career. Outside of the university, I am the current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at the Woolwich Community Health Centre. I plan to leverage my strong relationships across campus to positively represent staff on the Board of Governors.
I have worked for the Safety Office for the past 11 years, and in the role of Director of Safety since 2013. My work and experience on the Board of Governors give me a solid understanding of the operations and governance of the University. I am currently working towards my Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation, which adds to my understanding of Board functions and responsibility. I participate in University committees involving policy-writing, safety and security and research ethics. I value engagement, accountability, integrity and sound decision-making, and I would be pleased to continue to represent staff on the Board.