The Communications Committee is responsible for all things communication. They deal with the media, social media, and the various ways in which we get our information out to you!
Beth Gorham (Chair)
Beth Gorham (Communications Committee Chair) is the Manager of Public Affairs at Carleton and a former long-time journalist. She is responsible for a variety of areas, managing staff in media relations, major events and internal communications.
Julie Carl is a public relations professional, with more than twenty years’ experience working in academia, and with national and international not-for-profit organizations. She has worked extensively in all aspects of communications, including special events management, public positioning, media and government relations, issues management and publications development. She has contributed to the mandates and visions of such organizations as the Canadian Exporters’ Association, the Specialty and Premium Television Association and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. She currently holds the position of Research Communications Officer in the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University. She is a graduate of Algonquin College and has extensive professional training in public relations, strategic planning and media relations.
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Jennifer Elliott is the Manager, Strategic Initiatives in Office of the Associate Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) at Carleton University. In this role she works in collaboration with the student services and enrolment offices on strategic priorities, including supporting their office work as it relates to the Students and Enrolment strategic plan and also their individual office plans as it pertains to enrolment, student success and careers. Jennifer oversees communications, marketing and special events to raise the level of awareness of the OAVP SE and the services it offers among key audiences including senior management, faculty and students. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Carleton University.
Christine Ackerley is in her final year of a joint degree in journalism and communications at Carleton University. She currently works part-time as the administrative research assistant for the CFICE Knowledge Mobilization Hub. Christine also works part-time with the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, managing web content and supporting research dissemination. She is originally from Whitby, Ontario, and loves living in Ottawa. Next year, Christine plans to pursue her masters degree in communications, with a focus on knowledge mobilization and evidence-based policy making.
Cathy Malcolm Edwards has developed, implemented, and encouraged successful relationship management practices since 1990. With 20 years of experience in research environments, Cathy has an enthusiastic appreciation for the power that research has to improve lives and the world we live in. Her client-centric approach fosters open dialogue, promotes collaborative engagements and helps manage expectations. Cathy’s background in the private sector, community organizations, and academic settings has provided her with highly developed skill sets in the following areas: stakeholder consultations, strategic and operational planning, proposal development, and budget management. As Knowledge Mobilization Leader at Carleton University, Cathy provides strategic direction as well as guidance to and opportunities for the community to participate in collaborative research. She is Carleton’s representative for both the knowledge broker and director roles in ResearchImpact – RéseauImpactRecherche. She is also a Healthy Workplace Champion. Cathy continues to receive recognition for her leadership and commitment to service excellence.