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Aby Tannas
Assistant to the Director

Phone: (250) 721-7639
Email: 

Background: 
BA European Languages from the University of the Philippines; Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from Camosun College. Over five years of administrative experience in the public sector and at the University of Victoria. Joined UVic Communications in August 2012.


Dorothy Eggenberger
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (250) 853-3860
Email: 



Mandy Crocker
Speakers Bureau Coordinator / Publications Support

Phone: (250) 721-8587
Email: 



Bruce Kilpatrick
Director

Phone: (250) 721-7638
Email: 

Background: 
BA (History) from UVic in 1980; more than 20 years in communications, including stints with the governments of BC and Manitoba, with UVic, and as a consultant to non-profit and community organizations; two years as a student ombudsperson and several years as a community and income assistance advocate in Victoria. Appointed director of UVic Communications in September 1994.


Media Relations and Public Affairs

Carol-Lynne Michaels
Media Relations & Public Affairs Support

Phone: (250) 721-7636
Email: 
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Denise Helm
Manager, Media Relations & Public Affairs

Phone: (250) 721-7656
Email: 

Background: 
BA (International Relations) from University of British Columbia; Certificate in Journalism, Langara Community College. More than 25 years as a reporter, columnist, editor at papers in Western Canada and the Canadian Press wire service. Led the Victoria Times Colonist in its transformation onto digital platforms. Most recently was editor-in-chief at the Times Colonist.Beat Information



Valerie Shore
Communications Officer (Research)

Phone: (250) 721-7641
Email: 

Background: 
B.A. (biology); 30 years of editing, writing and public relations experience with an emphasis on science/research. Joined UVic Communications in September 1998. Beat Information



Suzanne Ahearne
Communications Officer

Phone: (250) 721-6139
Email: 

Background: 
BA (English) from UVic; Master of Journalism from UBC. Before joining the media relations team in 2014, she worked for 20 years as an independent journalist, telling stories with words, pictures and sound for regional, national and international publications.Beat Information



Tara Sharpe
Communications Officer (Media)

Phone: (250) 721-6248
Email: 

Background: 
BA Hons (English, Writing) from UVic in 1995; nearly ten years of media relations, communications and customer relations experience at BC Ferries prior to joining UVic Communications Services in June 2007.Beat Information



Publications

Marc Christensen
Publications Officer

Phone: (250) 721-6022
Email: 

Background: 
M.A. (English) and professional graphic designer (M.G.D.C.); fifteen years experience in print design and development, eight years post-secondary experience teaching writing for publication, and founding editor and publisher of Emdash Publishing, a Canadian literary publishing house. Joined UVic Communications Services in 2007.


Joanne McGachie
Stakeholder Communications Officer

Phone: (250) 721-8746
Email: 

Background: 
BA (English & Theatre) from Guelph; BSc (Biology) from UVic. Twelve years experience in communications planning, media relations and writing with the BC government, followed by ten years in communications, government relations and policy development with ICBC. Joined University Communications + Marketing in March 2014.


Web Office

Lindsay Gagel
News and Social Narrative Coordinator

Phone: (250) 853-3859
Email: 

Background: 
BA (English) from UVic. Joined Communications in 2012.


Jes Scott
Web Coordinator

Phone: (250) 721-6342
Email: 



Amos Rowsell
Web Interaction Designer

Phone: (250) 853-3969
Email: 

Background: 
Nine years of web design and development experience working with a number of local Victoria companies. A strong focus on user experience. Joined UVic Communications in 2009.


Cathie Walker
Web Content Specialist

Phone: (250) 853-3804
Email: 



Jennifer Lang
Admin Assistant

Phone: (250) 853-3860 x3860
Email: 



Robin Sutherland
Manager, University Internet Strategies and Initiatives

Phone: (250) 721-6249
Email: 

Background: 
BA (English) from Western. Eleven years in university web communications, eighteen years of web design and development. Joined UVic Communications Services in 2006.


Beth Doman
Designer

Phone: (250) 721-6245
Email: 

Background: 
BFA (media arts), 9 years in print and web design, with a keen interest in new media, computer animation, photography, video post-production, and fine arts. Joined UVic Communications in November 2003.


Meredith Holmes
Writing Coop

Phone: (250)721-7636
Email: 



Speakers Bureau

Mandy Crocker
Speakers Bureau Coordinator / Publications Support

Phone: (250) 721-8587
Email: 



Other Communications

Robin Meyer
PICS Communications Officer

Phone: (250)721-7636
Email: 



Mike McNeney
Editor, UVic Torch Magazine

Phone: (250) 721-7642
Email: 

Background: 
Dipl. of Broadcast Journalism (BCIT); Dipl. of Humanities (UVic). Joined UVic in 1997 after 13 years in broadcast journalism and communications.


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