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ACADEMIC SERVICE
  Conference Organiser - Irish Theatrical Diaspora 2011
  Publisher’s Reviewer – Norton Anthology of Drama, 2008
  Special Events Committee Member – Department of Drama, Queen’s University, 2007-8
  Reader – Major Entrance Awards Applications, Queen’s University, 2007-8
  Publisher’s Reviewer – Broadview Press Book Proposal, 2007
  Director Search Committee Member - Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto, 2007
  Co-organiser, Programmer, and Presenter - The Year of Languages Film Festival: "Speaking Across the Frame: Language and Culture in European Cinema", Unversity of Toronto, October, 2006
  Plenary Committee Member, Cinema Studies Program, Innis College, University of Toronto (2004-2008)
 
Conference Co-organiser, Contemporary Celtic Culture: Meaning, Media and Message
Celtic Studies Program, University of Toronto, (November 6, 2004)
 
Theatre Reviewer, Drama.ca (2002-2003)
  Workshop Presenter, “Creating a Successful SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Application” Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto (2002 & 2003)
At the request of the Centre's Director, led workshops for graduate students on how to complete successful SSHRC applications. Focused on how to create an articulate, competitive research project statement.
 
Peer Reviewer, j_spot: the journal of social and political thought (http://www.yorku.ca/jspot/) (2001-2004 )
 
Member, Committee for Greater Student Representation, Graduate Student Union, University of Toronto (member) (2002-2003)
Drama Centre Student Union representative, Graduate Student Union Council, University of Toronto (2000-2003)
  Workshop Presenter, “Teaching Content Analysis as a Social Science Genre,” Writing Services, University of Toronto (2001)
Prepared and taught a seminar on the design and methodology of content analysis papers, to an audience of writing tutors from colleges across the University (requested by Dr. Margaret Proctor, co-ordinator of writing support)
 
Vice President, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama Student Union (1999-2000)
 
Student Representative, AcademicCommittee, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama (1999-2000)
 
Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Queen’s Journal (1995-1996)
(section planning, copy editing, document and image layout, writing theatre, film, music reviews and op-ed pieces, managing three assistants and over 50 contributors).

SELECTED THEATRE PRACTICE
  Note: See creative section for theatre photography credits
  The Heart of a Woman -- Developmental dramaturgy on a movement-based piece with writer/actor Michelle Girouard, based on Acadian women's history, and an original contemporary narrative. Project funded by a CALP grant (The Cultural and Artistic Leadership Program, administered by the National Theatre School of Canada). (2006-2007)
 
Knives in Hens (Toronto Première) -- by David Harrower, Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, November 2003 (Director)
 
Orbit -- collective creation, Festival of Original Theatre, Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 2003 (Co-director)
 
Portia Coughlan (Canadian Première) -- by Marina Carr, Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, November 2001 (Director)
 
Sears Ontario Drama Festival, 2002 (Adjudicator)
 
Picnic -- by William Inge, directed by Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival, 2001 (Assistant Director)
 
Aminta -- by Torquato Tasso, directed by Gian Giacomo Colli, Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 2001 (Assistant Director)
 
Shaw Festival, 2001 (Dramaturgical Assistant to Denis Johnson)
 
The Bald Soprano -- by Eugene Ionesco, lighting design by Jenn Stephenson, Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 2000 (Assistant Lighting Designer)
 
Camino Real -- by Tennessee Williams, directed by Martin Hunter, Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, 1999 (Assistant Director)
  Lighting Technical Assistant on 15+ productions, 1999-2004

SELECTED TRAINING
  Theatre Creation Workshops: Theatre of the Oppressed with Jana Sanskriti (2009); Voice and Movement with Ciara Adams and Angela Rawlings (2008); Physical Theatre Creation with Ker Wells (2008).
  Directing Workshops: Jackie Maxwell (2001); Brian Richmond (2000)
  Lighting Tech Workshop: Sharon Reid (2002)
  Acting Master Classes (attended as an auditor to observe directorial work): Charles Marowitz (2006); Uta Hagen (2000)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS
 
EvNet: Network for the Evaluation of Education and Training Technologies (Spring 2006 & 2000-2003) Supervisor: Dr. Margaret Procter, Co-ordinator of Writing Support, University of Toronto
Conducted qualitative data analysis on a collection of 13,000 course-related student emails for $4.3 million SSHRC funded research consortium assessing instructional technologies in worksites, schools, colleges, and universities. Coded, classified and evaluated writing skills, argumentation, levels of analysis and proficiency with citations in a PBL, computer-based learning environment. Aided Dr. Procter in the preparation of several conference presentations, co-presented our findings in March, 2003.
  Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Stevenson, V.P. Academic Affairs, York University (1996-1997)
Researched education policy on privatization, using newspapers, journal articles, the internet, and government documents. Synthesized findings, and completed reports on the results.

SKILLS/LANGUAGES
  Proficient with PC maintenance and a wide variety of applications, including:
  • Web Design (Dreamweaver, Netscape Composer, basic html). All academic sites can be accessed from the Courses page.
  • Web-based Courseware (Blackboard, WebCT, CCNet)
  • Broadsheet Layout (Quark Xpress)
  • Image Scanning and Manipulation (e.g. Photoshop)
  • Sound Editing (Adobe Audition, Cool Edit)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
  • NVivo - Qualitative Data Analysis software
  Languages:
  • English -- native, fluency
  • French -- Reading comprehension, basic conversation. Completed the extra-credit course "FSL 266H: Reading French"
  Enthusiast: Cycling, Running, Yoga, Kayaking, Photography, Asian Cooking, Soapmaking, Green living

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR; formerly ACTR)
  Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS)
  International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL)
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