My role at the University of Guelph is in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Dean’s Office. I am the communications manager, which means a variety of things, but think website, promotional materials, advertisements, media and newsletters. I’ve been at OAC and U of G for a year and a half and still consider myself to be a “newbie”.
I decided to volunteer with Leave for Change because I am interested in using my learned skill set to help others in their careers. I truly believe that clear, honest and creative communication can strengthen any organization, brand or staff team, no matter the location. My past experience working with 4-H Ontario (a volunteer-run youth development organization) reinforced how important knowledge sharing and training can be in positively impacting people and their communities.