Celebrating staff: Christine Rudd

Meet Christine Rudd, human resources advisor in the Faculty of Science.

Katie Willis - 01 April 2021

There’s no shortage of valuable equipment in the Faculty of Science. From state-of-the-art technology to myriad sets of laboratory equipment, there are many important elements to fulfilling the research and teaching teaching mission of the Faculty of Science. But it’s the people that make up our community that are most integral to our operations—and few people know this better than Christine Rudd, human resources advisor in the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Science.

From hiring to the collective agreements to the annual Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC) reviews, Rudd helps to make sure all things human resources run smoothly in the Faculty of Science. 

The countless and invaluable contributions of staff make the world go round in the Faculty of Science, and we are thrilled to introduce you to Christine Rudd. Hear more about her work. 

Job title and area:

I am the human resources advisor in the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Science. 

How long have you worked at the Faculty of Science? 

It has been two and a half years already!

What is a typical day on campus like for you? 

I am an early bird so I like to get in and started early. Every day is so different it is hard to describe a typical one. I feel like most of my day is filtering through emails. I try to get out for a walk each lunch since campus is so beautiful. 

How has your work changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

My pets and I have gotten really, really close! 

What's the most common question people ask you about your job?

The most common questions that I receive are about salaries or for help with interpreting the University of Albeta’s collective agreements with the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) or the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

Favourite memory from work?

UnFROGettable was a fun time—crafting jumping origami frogs out of business cards and racing them down the hallway—even though my frog was the very slowest. 

Favourite thing about working at the Faculty of Science?

I really enjoy working with our faculty members. Hearing about their research is amazing and I find all of them to be so kind and respectful.