Work Experience

Research Associate, The International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan. (2014 – Present)

  • Overseeing, supporting, and advancing research that matters to the Circumpolar Sub-Arctic Region, the Provincial Norths, and Northern Saskatchewan in the research areas of governance; health and social development; innovation and entrepreneurship; capacity building; and resource development and environmental management.
  • Providing digital, social media, and print communications support.

Consulting Research Associate, Turning Point Consulting. (2014 – Present)

  • Provided research design, data collection, data analysis, report writing and knowledge dissemination support for a mixed methods comprehensive school division review for the Sun West School Division, and evaluative reviews for the executive director and the board of the Saskatoon Christian School and Siloam Mission, led by Dr. Keith D. Walker.

Sessional Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan. (2014)

  • Co-taught two large, first-year Sociology 111.3 – Foundations in Sociology: Society, Structure and Process classes
  • Both classes participated in the Undergraduate Research Initiative – an initiative aimed at piloting innovative curriculum to incorporate authentic undergraduate research experiences in large, first-year level courses.

Research and Program Evaluation Analyst, The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness,  University of Saskatchewan. (2011 – 2013)

  • Provided program evaluation, assessment and research support for various ongoing programs, initiatives and research projects related to teaching and learning at the Gwenna Moss Centre and the University Learning Centre.
    • Some projects included:
      • First-year Learning Communities
      • Peer-Mentor-led Writing Groups
      • Co-curricular Community Service-Learning
      • Indigenous Voices
      • Faculty Attitudes towards Active, Student-centred, and Evidence-informed Teaching and Learning
      • Investigating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Landscape at the University of Saskatchewan
      • The Impact of Learning Technologies, such as Twitter and the Flipped Classroom, in post-secondary education
  • Provided consultations on quantitative and qualitative research methodology and methods for faculty-driven research projects on teaching and learning.

Research Officer, The MERCURi Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan. (2008 – 2011)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rein Lepnurm (Scientific Director, MERCURi Research Group, University of Saskatchewan, and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan)

  • Executed the research protocol, analyzed quantitative and qualitative data and assisted in the dissemination of research findings for two research projects:
    • Managing Quality in Canadian Hospitals, a CIHR-funded three year longitudinal research project analyzing the effect of management and work environment factors on Quality of patient care.
    • Improving Patient, Nurse, and Organizational Outcomes: Utilizing Formal Nurse-Patient Ratios, a provincially funded project aimed at piloting the use of a tool to objectively determine the optimal nurse to patient ratios, and its effect on patient care and nurse satisfaction.

Graduate Service Fellow, The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan. (2009 – 2011)

Project Representative, The MERCURi Research Group, School of Public Health, University Saskatchewan. (2011)

  • Liaised with physicians, managers and academics in the Capital District Health Authorities and Dalhousie University for the proposed expansion of the Managing Quality in Canadian Hospitals study in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Disseminated findings from the Saskatoon baseline study
  • Recruited and coordinated with the Halifax academic team in preparing for the rollout of the study

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan. (2006-2008)

  • Assisted for Dr. Darrell McLaughlin (Sociology 110.6 – Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 398.3 – Globalization), Dr. Jim Barak (Sociology 110.6 – Introduction to Sociology) and Dr. William Boateng (Sociology 110.6 – Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 234.3 – Introduction to Research Methods)