Jonathan Tomalty studied at the University of Alberta as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (’06) and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (’09). Jonathan first joined Dr. Al-Hussein’s research group in 2007, working as a technical writer while studying at the University of Alberta. After completing his studies and working as an educator for three years, Jonathan returned to work with Dr. Al-Hussein’s research group in 2012.
Jonathan provides administrative support to the Industrial Research Chair, overseeing research dissemination and grant application, budgeting, and reporting, assisting with coordination of research activities, and liaising with industry partners. His key duties include preparing journal manuscripts and dissertations for publication, coordinating grant applications, liaising with granting institutions and the research services office on behalf of the IRC, preparing formal reports to the department and granting institutions on the research activities of the IRC, preparing budgets and budget reports for grants, providing writing support to graduate students, and assisting with the organization of formal meetings, workshops, as well as events which raise the profile of the IRC’s research activities in the community and industry.