Issues Management and Strategic Initiatives

Through strategic advice, mitigation and management of issues, and institutional communications initiatives, we work directly with internal and external stakeholders to support and promote the University of Alberta as a world-class university working for the public good. 

What We Do

We develop, manage and advise on proactive, integrated, and coordinated institutional strategic communications plans that advance the university's overall reputation as well as specific university strategic priorities and initiatives.

We work closely with university leadership and managers, providing support and guidance in the following areas:

  • Crisis communications
  • Emergency communications
  • Issues management
  • Integrated communications
  • Internal and external stakeholder relations, including media relations
  • News monitoring and analysis

Contact Us

Andrea Smith
Chief of Staff, External Relations
acsmith2@ualberta.ca

Hallie Brodie
Issues & Strategic Communications Manager 
hbrodie@ualberta.ca

Jillian Hamilton
Issues & Strategic Communications Manager
jillian.hamilton@ualberta.ca
780-977-4577 (cell)

Jordan Cook
Communications Associate (joint appointment with the Faculty of Native Studies)
jmcook@ualberta.ca

Anne Bailey
Executive Director, U of A for Tomorrow Communications
anne.bailey@ualberta.ca