Have You Met… Kezia?

Have you met Kezia Pendleton, Executive & Unit Coordinator in the Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights? Spend the next few minutes…

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Have you met Kezia Pendleton, Executive & Unit Coordinator in the Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights? Spend the next few minutes getting to know her a little better.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

Wherever the United Way Plasma Car Race is happening! I was on the planning committee.

Editor's note: the race is tomorrow (Oct 26) in the PAW Centre!

Tablet or paper?

Paper - the chisel just takes too long.

(Don't put that in if no one's going to get my joke.)

Name one thing you've brought to work from home.

My lamps, and a mug with a photo of my kid on it.

What is the one thing you can't live without?

I try not to be too attached to stuff… but I have a ceramic imprint of my son's hand when he was a baby. If there was a fire in my house, that's the only material possession I would grab.

If you won airfare to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

The Northwest Territories. I really want to see the landscape, the culture… I'm really curious about it.

You can invite anyone - alive or dead, real or fictional - to dinner. Who would it be?

I want to invite my son when he's 80 - because I'll never see that!

If you could switch jobs with someone else on campus for a week, what would you do?

I'd switch jobs with you.

So: what's your favourite place on campus?

What does "uplifting the whole people" mean to you?

I think it speaks to the responsibility to make the world a better place - not just for our faculty, staff and students, but for everybody.

If you could solve any problem in the world, what would it be?

Equitable access to education.

What 3 words best describe your U of A experience?

What's up next?

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Kezia Pendleton has been working in the post-secondary sector for more than 12 years, and about six of those have been with the University of Alberta. She relishes any chance to talk about mortgages, feminism, and her son. She tends to lean towards the hyperbolic and has an appreciation for the oxford comma.