Issues Management and Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives and Issues Management team is an action and support group that works closely with university leadership and external relations representatives on behalf of the Office of the Vice-President (External Relations).

What We Do

  • Provide guidance and advice on comprehensive stakeholder relations, issues management, and crisis and emergency communications.
  • Develop and manage stakeholder relations and communications strategies for inter-departmental or university-wide priority initiatives.
  • Manage institutional emergency and crisis communications response as needed on behalf of External Relations.
  • Support the External Relations portfolio through business and operational continuity planning, news monitoring and information management.
  • Executive media relations management and support, as needed.

Contact Us

Jillian Hamilton
Director
jillian.hamilton@ualberta.ca
780-977-4577

Hallie Brodie
Issues & Strategic Communications Manager 
hbrodie@ualberta.ca
780-492-1540

Jordan Cook
Communications Associate
jmcook@ualberta.ca
780-492-2670

Shelby Soke
Advisor
soke@ualberta.ca

Sabrina Tharani
News and Media Analyst
news.monitoring@ualberta.ca