Writing and Editing

When doctors see big data explains how cancer screening using automated visual data enables faster diagnosis and more accurate care. UVic’s School of Health Information Science and the University of Manitoba are funded to provide this learning by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Photo: NSERC.

Cultural re-centering model is a technique studied by Shezell Rae Sam, a graduate student with UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care. She shares insights on her communiity-based research helping traumatized Indigenous girls and young women, bridging lost traditions with Elders’ teachings. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

A dream made real through learning describes the epic journey of Ka Wong from Hong Kong to Winnipeg, from Asian childhood to Canadian adulthood, from struggling student to BA graduate in community health with an Indigenous specialization, from policing to law school at York University. Photo: Mrs. Wong.

Power to the people tells the story of Melina Laboucan-Massimo who persuaded Jane Fonda to help fund construction of a solar-powered health centre on her territorial homeland in Alberta. Melina based her PhD thesis on this project with UVic’s Indigenous Governance program. Photo: C. Reynolds, Toronto Star, 2015.

Strategic Communications

I prepared a range of materials to help inform staff, stakeholders, media and the general public about Childcare BC and government’s plan for an all new childcare learning workforce development strategy. Content was also used as scripts for operators at a province-wide call center. Photo: BC Government.

The Government of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest website was written for a grade three audience as a science teaching tool as well as an info piece for the growing global eco-tourism market. Many thanks to UVic’s School of Environmental Science, the Hakaii Institute and Kelly Fretwell for permission to include your Biodiversity Species App on the site. Photo: BC Government.

Teaching and Instructional Design

Royal Roads University, seen here after a rare snowfall, is home to the School of Communications and Culture’s BA in Professional Communications program where I taught Writing for Business and Government and Professional Digital Portfolio courses. Photo: RRU Photo Services.

I also taught communications skills to Environmental Science undergrads with Royal Roads’ Environment and Sustainability unit. I designed my lesson plans to reflect environmental issues and coastal Indigenous perspectives, while highlighting local wildlife and the many natural wonders of Vancouver Island.