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Education
  • 1992-1999

  • Florida State University, Ph. D. - Mass Communications & Information Technology 
  • 1989 -1991

  • University of Calgary, Post Graduate. - Information Management Systems 
  • 1978 - 1979

  • Boston University, Master of Science - Broadcast Journalism 
  • 1975 - 1978

  • McGill University Bachelor  of  Arts, Film and Communications: Graduated with Great  Distinction. Magna Cum  Laude. University Scholar 
  • 1973 - 1975

  • Vanier C.G.E.P. Diploma of Collegiate Studies, Social Science 
Work Experience Market Analyst & Researcher
  • "Investigation of the Diffusion of New  Technologies." Nov. 1992.
  • "Telecos & Cable: "Competition or Cooperation?"  Dec.1992.
  • "Video on Demand: Telecos, Cable or Computers?"  Jan.1993.
  • "Comparative Communication Systems: Global Implications". Feb. 1993.
  • "Electronic Messaging: A New Communication Technology". Mar. 1993
  • "Modes of Electronic Mail Appropriation In Organizational Decision Making". Apr. 1993.
  • "Electronic  Messaging: An Organizational  Trend". May 1993
  • "Implementing a Management  Information  System for AXXESS - Calgary". June 1993
  • "Small  is  Beautiful: Adoption of On-Line Services by Small Business." April 1994.
  • "Florida   State  University  Professional  Development Center: A Focus Study". June 1994
  • "Gemini Health Care: A Total Systems Plan". June 1994.
  • "The  Adoption of New Technology among Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the Oil  and Gas Sector. A Dissertation September 1996-present.
Artist
  • 2005 - Present

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  • Art Shows & Exhibitions
     
    June 07 SanTaos Gallery NM. Solo Show Art De Vivre 2
    November 06 Flagworks Solo Show Art De Vivre
    September 06 Art Untitled Solo Show A Garden of Flowers
    March 06 Art Untitled Solo Show Odds & Sods
    December 05 East Slope Studio Group Show  
    September 05  East Slope Studio Group Show  
    March 05 East Slope Studio Group Show  
Teaching
  • 2004
    The Alan Blizzard Award

    - A national teaching award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for collaborative projects that improve student learning.
  • September 2003 - 2004
    2003 Honorary Student Union Teaching Excellence Award

    Faculty of Engineering: Director of Technology & Communication
    - Develop blended learning instructional resources, including streaming video
    - Provide online learning resource for current and future students
    - Provide online documentation of the course activities
    - Assist the Course Instructors with large class interaction
    - Develop and maintain web based instructional resources
    - Prepare laboratory and lecture delivery
  • January 1997 - 2004
    Instructor University of Calgary Faculty of Communication and Culture
    Nominated for Teacher's Excellence Award 2002,2001 & 1999.
    COMS 201: Introduction to Communication Studies
    GNST 341: Computers and Society
    CNST 431: Mass Communications and Canadian Society
    COMS 361: Spoken & Written Discourse
  • January 2000

  • Instructor Canadian Nazarene College
    EN 270 Spoken and Written Communication 
  • August 1992 - June 1994

  • Instructor Florida State University, Tallahassee, teaching undergraduates Broadcast Presentation. Included on air radio and television performance, anchoring and weather simulations. 
  • September 1985

  • Instructor Mount Royal College, Calgary. 
  • September 1988

  • Instructed broadcasting students in all aspects of broadcast  journalism. This included TV reporting, writing, line-up and presentation. Acted as Executive Producer and News Director for weekly news program. 
Consultant
  • March 1992 - August 1992

  • Corporate Motivational Seminars, Calgary. Consulting to various petroleum companies on behalf of Weight Watchers of Canada. 
  • March 1992 - March 1990 

  • Executive Lifestyle Management, Calgary. Conceived and produced a series of news inserts on "Lifestyle Management" for National Television News Syndication. 
  • September 1989 - December 1989

  • University  of  Calgary, Researcher. Conducted a pre-election polling survey to determine voter behavior patterns in the Fluoridation/Water Metering Plebiscites. 
Media Consultant
  • February 1987

  • Winter Olympics Vice Chairman, Broadcast Relations, OCO 88. 
  • February 1988

  • Working  within  the  OCO 88 venue  management  system.Settling  problems  between CTV Host  Broadcaster,  the rights  holding World Broadcaster ABC, and  the  Sports Federations involved with the 1988 Winter Olympics. Film  Interviewer.The Making of Fire and  Ice,  a  30-minute  made for TV documentary.  Interviewed  Austrian Cinematographer Willie Bognar for his newly released 3 million dollar film "Fire and Ice". 
  • December 1987

  • Producer.  Produced   a  franchise  film  for  a  local Calgary business. 
  • February 1986

  • Media & Writing Consultant to the Calgary Police Force. Helped  to  produce  a  training film depicting three separate Information Management Systems. Helped  the Calgary Police Service Video unit keep to a pre-planned schedule and budget for its three video productions. 
Writer
  • September 1989

  • Author - Completed Second Novel 
  • June 1979

  • Author - Completed First novel. 
Reporter
  • July 1988

  • Television Reporter, CFCN Calgary.Reporting local stories for both the six and eleven o'clock  newscasts, working on a  freelance  basis  as summer replacement. 
  • March 1984

  • Television Reporter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Calgary. 
  • September 1985

  • TV News Reporter and line-up editor for weekend  News Final and Radio News Reporter and Producer Director for morning newscasts. 
  • January 1984

  • Radio Reporter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Edmonton. 
  • March 1984

  • Radio  News Reporter and Producer Director for  morning newscasts. Writer-Researcher for local 3-minute inserts for  Edmonton  AM current affairs radio program and Reporter-writer  for Edmonton File, 1/2  hour current affairs TV program. 
  • April 1983 

  • Television Reporter, ITV Edmonton. 
  • January 1984

  • Reporting TV news, presenting the weekend weather cast and program host. 
  • March 1981-1983

  • Television & Radio Anchor, CFTK Terrace & CKTK Kitimat 
  • June 1980-October 1980

  • Television Reporter, CKVU Vancouver & Cable 10 
  • March 1980 - June 1980

  • Television Host & Radio Reporter, CKEK Cranbrook & Cable II Cranbrook. 
  • June 1979-March 1980

  • Writer and Production Assistant, CFCF Montreal 
  • March 1978-April 1979

  • Production Assistant, WNAC Boston 
  • 1971 - 1979

  • Mannequin.  Film, TV Commercials and Runway: Montreal, Toronto, New York, Miami. 
Computer Skills BlackBoard, WEBCT, Word Perfect, SPSS-Windows Version, As Easy, Lotus 1-2-3, Corel Draw, PhotoShop, Premiere, Microsoft  Windows 95/98/00/XP, Office XP, Excel XP, PowerPoint XP, Outlook XP, Packard Bell Navigator and Web Browser
Languages Bilingual - French and English
Hobbies Downhill Skiing, Scuba Diving, Viniyoga, Hiking, Painting, Golfing, Cross Country Skiing, in-line skating, weight lifting.