May 2019 – present
Project Coordinator, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Learning Health System Team
Coordinator of arts-based knowledge translation and implementation science initiatives, innovation, and clients services for the platform including stakeholder engagement, capacity development, meeting & event administration; finance and budget administration; graphic recording and facilitation; technology support & asset management, inventory management; content management of the virtual community of practice and social media; print media; event deliverables, communications & design.
July 2018 – May 2019
Research Administrative Assistant, Department of Pediatrics
Administrative assistant duties supporting the ARCHE and SPOR KT Platform including schedule management; meeting & event administration; profile management; finance and budget administration; graphic recording; technology support & asset management, inventory management; management of social media, platform newsletter, website & web content management; print media; event deliverables, communications & design.
Aug 2015 – Aug 2018
Program Assistant, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Administrative assistant duties supporting the faculty, students, and preceptors; management of student rotations, profiles, and requirements for Experiential Education through CORE ELMS and PeopleSoft; scheduling and management of courses and classroom bookings; onboarding of preceptors; training and awards; data management including systems analysis as a super administrator for CORE ELMS; web content management; preceptor and student services and support; email and communication liaison.
Jan 2008 – DEc 2016
Owner/Operator, Cakes by Candace Inc
Manager, proprietor, and master decorator of all project completions both private and corporate; certified Instructor for pastry arts including management of course schedules, curricula, student enrollments, and tracking; administrative duties including customer service maintenance, orders, inventory, advertising, finances, payroll, staffing, scheduling, marketing, and communications; collaborative event coordination within the broader event industry.
Jan 2003 – Oct 2011
Timetabling Coordinator/ETT Team Lead, Office of the Registrar, Examinations & Timetabling
Fulfillment of daily supervisory duties; management of Course Master and examination processes for the U of A; course scheduling, additions and revisions of course schedules and data, including addenda and GFC submissions; student enrollments and statistics; data entry; phone and counter service; provide support to Assistant Registrar, faculties, departments, students and training of Timetabling staff; office duties and student service, including casual bookings, maintenance of student records, reports and queries.
May 2004 – DEc 2004
Admissions/Records Advisor, Office of the Registrar
Fulfillment of advisor duties including the processing of applications and admissions for high school, returning and continuing students; transfer credit; loan and transcript requests; maintenance of student records; student program, plans, and matriculation; provided assistance and guidance to applicants and students regarding all university programs, admission requirements and Bear Tracks registration.
Oct 1998 – June 2002
Singer/Entertainer, Royal Caribbean International
Provided pool-side musical entertainment daily for passengers; equipment maintenance; music sequencing; disc jockeying; passenger activities; acute understanding of cultural sensitivity and diversity in exercising crew duties which included safety management and training, crowd control, interaction with and assistance of passengers of multicultural demographics, minorities, and vulnerable populations.Education
Business Analysis Citation, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension
Graphic Facilitator Certification, Shift-It School of Visual Graphics
Certification in visual working: graphic chartwork, recording, facilitation
Bachelor of Arts (Art & Design Major), University of Alberta
Art Diploma, ICS Learning Institute
Graduated with Distinction and Outstanding Merit of Achievement
International Baccalaureate Diploma, Harry Ainlay High School
Graduated with Honors and Outstanding Merit of Achievement.Skills
- Proficient in major computer applications: PeopleSoft (Campus Solutions, HCM), RxPreceptor, Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe, Macromedia, Sitecore, AdAstra
- Proficient in social media, web, and communication platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mailchimp, Squarespace, Wix
- Superior listening, observatory, and visual working skills (including graphic recording & facilitation)
- Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills
- Excellent design skills and visual communication abilities
- Digital and analog graphic recording and graphic facilitation skills
- Strong analytical and project management skills
- Ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines
- Ability to work well with others, yet very independent
- Highly disciplined, hard-working, motivated, and dedicated
- Advanced mathematical, computing, and problem-solving skills
- Flexible to change and always willing to accept new ideas
- Typing skills –approx. 70 wpm
I have received awards for Academic Honors and Outstanding Voluntary Services in addition to the Rutherford Scholarship and the International Baccalaureate Scholarship. I have received numerous accolades in areas of my personal interests including Best Cake Decorator and Edmonton’s Best Cake Company. I have dedicated my services to my work, home, and community. My hobbies include the study of languages, swimming, cake decorating and culinary arts, web and graphic design, reading, drawing, landscape & abstract painting, sculpture, music, and computer sequencing.