Service

Academic Service

2015-Present
Reviewer, Bow Valley College Research Ethics Board.
Worked with a committee to assess research proposals for ethical risks.

2013-2016
Webmaster, Canadian Sociological Association (CSA).
Maintained and updated website, worked with Communications Officer and Executive Director to determine association web application needs and implemented changes as required.

2014-2015
Senator, University of Alberta Senate.
Elected by the Graduate Student Council of the University of Alberta. The purpose of the Senate is "to inquire into any matter that might benefit the University and enhance its position in the community." Attended meetings with business, political, and community representatives to assess University of Alberta community engagement initiatives, matters of reputation and public relations.

2013-2015
Graduate Student at Large, General Faculties Council, University of Alberta.
Attended regular meetings, assessed university programs and policy applications and changes.

2013-2015t
Member, Academic Standards Committee, General Faculties Council (GFC), University of Alberta.
Reviewed documentation, assessed and discussed academic standards.

2013-2015
Delegate Member, Academic Standards Committee Subcommittee on Standards, General Faculties Council, University of Alberta.
Assessed, advised and collaborated on changes to university standards. Reported to Graduate Student Association (GSA) Vice-president Academic on proceedings of committee meetings.

2013-2015
Member, General Faculties Council (GFC) Caucus, University of Alberta.
Collaborated with Graduate Student Association and other GFC members to review documentation in order to prepare strategy for GFC meetings.

2009-2014
Website Administrator, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS).
Maintained content of AACS website, prepared documents and articles of interest for AACS members, provided technical support to AACS members and executive.

2012-2013
Assistant Communications Officer, Canadian Sociological Association (CSA).
Worked with the communications officer to develop and maintain website infrastructure. Created content for the CSA website and Facebook pages to communicate association events and information to members.

2012-2013
President, Sociology Graduate Student’s Association, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta.
Prepared agenda’s and chaired meetings, liaised with faculty, mediated potentially contentious administrative issues, developed event funding proposal process, motivated students to engage in professional development activities, promoted a positive collegial and social atmosphere.

2011-2013
Western Canada Representative, Student Concerns Subcommittee, Canadian Sociological Association (CSA).
Worked with faculty and student representatives from across Canada on issues relevant to student CSA members and broader membership, planned, organized and facilitated student focused workshops for professional development as well as informal social events, initiated and co-organized a special session for undergraduate student professional socialization.

2010-2011
Mentor, Sociology Undergraduate Student Mentor Program, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Served as a mentor to guide, advise, and instruct three undergraduate students over the course of the year in regard to course work, professional development, disciplinary socialization, and academic and career goals.

2010-2011
By-laws Committee, Graduate Student Association (GSA), University of Calgary.
Reviewed by-laws of GSA to bring them into order with provincial statutes governing non-profit organizations. Suggested edits to simplify and clarify organization policy, roles, and responsibilities.

2010-2011
Chair, Sociology Graduate Student Caucus (SGSC), Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Liaised with faculty and students to address issues within the department, directed activities of executive, prepared agendas and chaired meetings, provided support to SGSC executive in their activities, fostered an atmosphere of support and fellowship among students.

2009-2010
Mentor, Sociology Undergraduate Student Mentor Program, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Served as a mentor to guide, advise, and instruct two undergraduate students over the course of the year in regard to course work, professional development, disciplinary socialization, and academic and career goals.

2009-2010
Graduate Studies Committee, Sociology Graduate Student Caucus, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Worked in cooperation with graduate students and faculty on matters concerning the Sociology Department’s Graduate Program. The most important project over the year involved conducting a review of student opinion on the candidacy exam process and compiling a report suggesting changes to ensure equity in exam administration, and address student concerns.

2009-2010
Social Committee, Sociology Graduate Student Caucus, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Planned and organized a number of social events over the year including a Halloween party, holiday party, international dinner, and several fund raising events for students, faculty, staff and friends of the Sociology Department.

2009-2010
Communications Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Provided support for the Sociology Department website and assisted in making decisions regarding promotional material such as posters and pamphlets to promote the Graduate Program. Composed stories of interest for the Sociology Department website home page.

2006-2010
Founder, Web Developer, Content Manager: Sociology Undergraduate Network (sociundergrad.org), Calgary, AB.
Created a website to provide sociology students with information on sociological theory, method, career prospects, and applications. Developed a searchable database of sociologists at universities across Canada to provide students assistance with finding potential supervisors with similar research interests.

2007-2008
Communications Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Provided support for the Sociology Department website posting information relevant to undergraduate students, as well as providing assistance with content relevant to the department more broadly.

2006-2008
Vice-President of Events, Sociology Students Association (SSA), Department of Sociology, University of Calgary.
Planned and organized social events for the SSA including graduate program information sessions, career information sessions with U of C Career Services.

2006-2008
Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGS), Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
Provided a student perspective on potential changes to the Undergraduate Program such as changing course pre-requisites and altering the undergraduate program concentrations of study.

Journal Peer Review

2015-Present Reviewer, Human Relations (HR).

2015-Present Reviewer, Canadian Review of Sociology (CRS).

2013-Present Reviewer, Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS).

2010-Present Reviewer, Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS).

Non-academic Volunteer Work

2007-2008
Community Mentor: Calgary Young Offender Centre, Calgary, AB.
Was paired with a young person recently released from the Centre and living in the community as a contact for support and engaging in recreational activities.

2005-2008
Cultural Interpreter: The Backdoor, Calgary, AB.
Provided guidance and suggestions for street-dependent youth actively involved in transitioning to mainstream life and culture. Activities included active listening; guidance in problem solving; resume writing; job search; budgeting; and determining education and career goals.

2005-2007
Volunteer Visitor: Calgary Young Offender Centre, Calgary, AB.
Visited once a week with youth convicted of a crime and remanded at the Calgary Young Offender Centre. Actively listend to youth, shared stories, and advice.