University Relations Leadership Team

 

       

Alexis Ksiazkiewicz

Alexis Ksiazkiewicz

Associate Vice-President (Government and Community Relations)

Alexis Ksiazkiewicz leads institutional Government and Community Relations strategies. Over the past fifteen years, she has held leadership roles within the advanced education sector in constituency organizations, advocacy groups, provincial and national associations, and at the University of Alberta. In her current role, she works to advance the university's reputation and priorities with government and stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally. Alexis holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Political Science from the U of A and has completed a program on change leadership at Rotman School of Management.

Email: alexis.ksiazkiewicz@ualberta.ca | Phone: 780.492.2287 

 
Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Senior Administrative Officer

Andrea Smith (B. Eng. McGill University), MBA (University of Victoria) is University Relations' Senior Administrative Officer (SAO). Andrea uses her extensive leadership experience building businesses from strategic assessment though to realisation to enrich University Relations' vibrant and dynamic work environment. A civil engineer with an MBA, Andrea's professional skills coupled with her eclectic leadership experience in corporate, not-for-profit and public institutions (universities) in Montreal, Victoria, and The Hague provide important insight and direction to the University Relations' portfolio. Prior to her position at the university, Andrea was Senior Director of Business and Operations at Genome Quebec, where she was instrumental in raising more than $70 million for pharmacogenomics research and establishing a profitable quality-compliant genetic testing core facility.

Email: andrea.smith@ualberta.ca | Phone: 780.492.0330

 

Tim Schneider

Executive Director: Digital

Tim Schneider (BBA, Mount Royal College) leads the team that oversees the university of Alberta's digital environment.
(Full bio coming soon.)

Email: tim.schneider@ualberta.ca | Phone: 780.492.7175

 
Anne Bailey

Anne Bailey

Executive Director: Strategic Communications

Anne Bailey (BA University of Alberta, MA Queen's University, PhD, University of Western Ontario) has had a 20 year career in the academy, including 13 years of experience working in a variety of capacities at the University of Alberta. Her roles at UAlberta have ranged from instructor in the Department of English, research project manager in the Department of Drama, and communications professional in the Faculty of Arts, University Relations, and the President's Office. As Director of Internal Communications, Anne led the team responsible for institutional communications directed to the university's primary internal audiences: faculty, staff, and students. In her current role she oversees the institution's strategic communications, both internally and externally.

Email: aebailey@ualberta.ca | Phone: 780.492.3424

 
Michel Proulx

Michel Proulx

Executive Director: News & Media Relations

Michel Proulx (B. Soc. Sc. University of Ottawa, Dip. Algonquin College) leads the university’s news and media relations team. He spent a decade as a print journalist, working as a reporter and editor for both newspapers and magazines in Ottawa, Victoria and Edmonton. Following that, he led the Government of Alberta’s communications activities surrounding the mountain pine beetle infestation before moving to the University of Alberta, where he has been working for the past dozen years. He was the lead communicator in the Faculty of Science and then in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences before taking on his current role in which he developed the university’s brand journalism strategy, established folio.ca, and oversees the university’s proactive media relations.

Email: proulx1@ualberta.ca | Phone: 780.248.2024