Recent Posts

Hiring announcement: Market Planning Strategist

External Relations is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrea Gibson who will be joining the Brand team as a Market Planning Strategist.

Hiring announcement: Marketing Specialists

External Relations is pleased to announce the hiring of Lesley Dirkson, Kennedy Anderson, and Jason Mills as Marketing Specialists.

Hiring announcement: Senior Marketing Strategists

External Relations is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Vega and Marty Pawlina as Senior Marketing Strategists.

Hiring announcement: Communications Associates

After a robust recruitment process for communications associates roles prior to the holiday break, Jennifer Pascoe shares hiring and recruitment updates for the Strategic Communications team, including our incoming communications associates.

Hiring announcement: News and Media Analysts

After a robust recruitment process for communications associates roles prior to the holiday break, Jennifer Pascoe shares hiring and recruitment updates for the Strategic Communications team, including our incoming news and media analysts.

Introducing the new process redesign methodology

While the SET process redesign team has been diligently working to redesign and streamline processes across the university's administrative functions, the team has also been working to revise and improve their methodology following several lessons learned during work completed so far.

Hiring announcement: Donor Relations Officer

External Relations is pleased to announce that Maegan Morasch has been hired as a Donor Relations Officer.

Hiring announcement: Media Relations Strategists

External Relations is pleased to announce that Michael Brown and Ross Neitz have been appointed Media Relations Strategists.

Hiring announcement: Manager, Internal Communications (Students)

External Relations is pleased to announce that Julia Jones-Bourque has been hired as the new Manager, Internal Communications (Students).

Hiring announcement: Manager, Internal Communications (Employees)

External Relations is pleased to announce that Breanna Mroczek has been hired as the new Manager, Internal Communications (Employees).

Hiring announcement: Program Lead, Alumni Recognition

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that Amy Knezevich has accepted the position of Program Lead, Alumni Recognition.

Hiring announcement: Program Lead, Regional Chapters

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce thay Chelsea Livingstone has moved into the role of Program Lead, Regional Chapters.

Hiring announcement: Program Lead, Faculty Engagement

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that Elise Hetu has accepted the role of Program Lead, Faculty Engagement.

Hiring announcement: Program Lead, Affinity and Constituent Engagement

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that Vanessa Welz has accepted the role of Program Lead, Affinity and Constituent Engagement.

Hiring announcement: Creative Director

External Relations is pleased to announce that Marlene Miceli will be joining the Marketing Team, and the Digital + Creative Centre as the new Creative Director.

External engagement revises service catalogue

The team has revised the service catalogue to provide more detail on the Centres of Expertise and the External Relations Exception Framework.

Hiring announcement: Director, Faculty Development, College of Health Sciences

External Relations is pleased to announce that Daryl Silzer has accepted the position of Director, Faculty Development for the College of Health Sciences.

Hiring announcement: Director, Faculty Development, College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Social Sciences and Humanities

External Relations is pleased to announce that Katherine Millen Worré has accepted the position of Director, Faculty Development for the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Hiring announcement: Director, University Development

External Relations is pleased to announce that Derek Michael has accepted the position of Director, University Development.

Hiring announcement: Senior Partners, Communications & Marketing

External Relations and the SET external engagement workstream are pleased to announce the appointments of the five Senior Partners, Communications & Marketing.

Looking ahead at the administrative functional streams

In this four-part weekly series, Vice-President (University Services and Finance), Todd Gilchrist, provides an overview of the upcoming activities and milestones for key initiatives of the SET program as well as case studies to demonstrate recent successes. This first article in this series takes a look at what's ahead for each of the university’s administrative functional areas.

Hiring announcement: Prospect Management and Research, Development

External Relations is pleased to announce that Rena Liviniuk has accepted the position of Manager, Prospect Management and Research, Development

Hiring announcement: Manager, Events

External Relations is pleased to announce that Colleen Elliott has accepted the position of Manager, Events.

ER initiates knowledge transfer process

External Relations initiates a "knowledge transfer" process to ensure success.

Hiring announcement: Director of Brand

External Relations is pleased to announce that Laurenne Spratt will join the marketing team as the Director of Brand.

Hiring announcement: Director of Marketing - Development and Demand Generation

External Relations is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Love will join the marketing team as the Director of Marketing - Development and Demand Generation.

Hiring announcement: Director of Recruitment Marketing

External Relations is pleased to announce that Jaylene Ulmer will join the marketing team as the Director of Recruitment Marketing

Hiring announcement: Director of Media Strategy

External Relations is pleased to announce that Jennifer Crosby is joining the University of Alberta as the new Director of Media Strategy.

Hiring announcement: Director of Internal Communications

External Relations is pleased to announce that Lindsay Bliss has been hired as the new Director of Internal Communications.

Hiring announcement: Director of Editorial Strategy

External Relations is pleased to announce that Lisa Cook will be joining the leadership team in the role of Director of Editorial Strategy.

Hiring announcement: Director of Communications and Marketing Partnerships

External Relations is pleased to announce that Salena Kitteringham will join the team as the Director of Communications and Marketing Partnerships.

Ask SET Anything: External Engagement Edition recap

Last Wednesday, the SET team hosted another edition of our Ask SET Anything event series. This edition focused on external engagement, and staff were invited to learn more about the new External Relations structure, raise questions, concerns, and share feedback.

Ask SET Anything: External Engagement Edition tomorrow!

To provide staff with an opportunity to learn more about the new ER structure and ask questions, SET will be hosting our next Ask SET Anything: External Engagement Edition tomorrow, August 25, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Discovery update: External Engagement

The external engagement workstream has concluded its discovery phase, engaging with functional experts and leaders to gain a better understanding of the current state of external engagement-related activities across the university.

Hiring announcement: Director of Issues Management

Jillian Hamilton has been appointed Director of Issues Management in the External Relations portfolio.

Hiring announcement: AVP Strategic Communications

After a competitive search, I am delighted to announce Jennifer Pascoe as Associate Vice-President, Strategic Communications.

Transforming the External Relations structure

Elan MacDonald, VP External Relations, shares the new External Relations organizational structure.

External engagement stream update

External Relations has begun discussions on possible structure and organizational design.

External engagement service catalogue

Discover where services and processes will fall within the new model’s service delivery areas on the External Engagement Service Catalogue, now available on the web page.

Hiring announcement: Associate Vice-President, Marketing

After an intensive search, Sonia Piano will be joining the External Relations team as Associate Vice-President, Marketing on June 2.

External engagement discovery update

External engagement will now begin analyzing discovery data.

Hiring announcement: Chief of Staff, Vice-President, University Services and Finance

Charleen Schmidt has accepted the role of Chief of Staff, Vice-President University Services and Finance, starting June 7.

External engagement workstream working with stakeholders

External engagement has ramped up the discovery process working with faculties and units enterprise-wide.

External engagement workstream update

The external engagement stream web page has been updated with answers to new frequently asked questions.