"In nature, nothing exists alone" Rachel Carson
"In nature, nothing exists alone" Rachel Carson

Volunteering and Leadership

Manitoba Envirothon Steering Committee, Wildlife Committee, and Co-chair Orals Committee, Manitoba Envirothon

11/2012-04/2016
Revising and rewriting the wildlife resources for students (including Wildlife fundamentals package, Manitoba Mammals, Manitoba Birds, Wildlife and Winter, and Pathogens, Parasites, and Diseases in Wildlife resources), writing and setting up field exams for both regional and provincial competitions, producing orals question for orals competition for regional and provincial competitions, judging oral presentations, running orals training and masters of ceremony for finals

 

Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society Awards Committee Member

11/2012-07/2015
Reviewing and voting on nominated candidates for various awards of the organization, reviewing qualifications for each award, and reviewing terms of reference.

 

Parasitology Tenure Professor Search Committee Member, University of Manitoba

10/2011-07/2012
Participation in development of job advertisement, evaluate curriculum vitae, development of short- list criteria, creation of short-list, interview and final selection

 

Director of Communications, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, University of Manitoba

05/2011-05/2012
Development and maintenance of website, editor and publisher of bi-annual newsletter, manage social network communications, assist in organization and development of seminars and other social events in the department

 

Private Tutor, Grade 9-12 Science and Mathematics

09/2007- 12/2010
Re-teaching and presenting material in an alternative manner in order to facilitate higher understanding and retention in a student

 

Judge, Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge

04/2007; 04/2009
Evaluating individual or partner projects based on their scientific merit, oral and visual presentation skills.

 

UMFM 101.5 Host/Producer of Earth Matters (biweekly radio talk show), University of Manitoba

09/2005-05/2007
Host, organize and write interviews, production and editing of individual segments, management and arrangement of guest hosts

 

Junior Volunteer, Victoria General Hospital

06/2000-08/2004
Deliver flowers, library cart, water, juice and ice. Deliver lunches and feed patients as needed. Sales of newspapers to patients and emergency department ambassador.

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