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A Profile in “Snap London”

Posted on June 10, 2011
The Snap London community photo newspaper profiles different members of Emerging Leaders London every month… and my turn came up. Read about my thoughts on volunteering and the potential of London’s emerging leaders to help our city achieve its potential. My profile in Snap London: at work pointing on the map to my office and where I was born
On June 2, 2011 the University of Guelph-Humber had its first-ever reunion… marking 5 years since my inaugural class graduated.We all got better looking! View the Flickr photo set
Today, Canada votes! And I’m super excited to be playing a part in London’s coverage of the election… I’ll be part of a social media team supporting London’s /A\ News, tonight. Tonight during the election coverage, /A\ News will be incorporating social media into broadcast. Several London social media experts and I are part of the team that’ll be at the Covent Garden Market studio all night monitoring and reflecting the collective consciousness of the
A year ago, I had a sudden realization – within my extended circle of friends and family, I know about 15 people who have or had been fighting brain tumours. I was shocked to discover this scope of impact from the disease; but I knew that it wasn’t all that unusual for me to know so many people affected. More than 10,000 Canadians are diagnosed every year. Almost everyone knows someone who is fighting a
Lots of charities are getting into social media these days – which is totally awesome. Philanthropy is meant to stem from a personal connection that leads one to feel compelled to help: so cultivating that connection through social online connections just makes sense. Some foundations do a great job with their online messages; others kind of suck at it. Here are a few that I’ve read over the last year from two healthcare foundation twitter

Starting a new community experience

Posted on October 15, 2010
I’m very happy to say that I am embarking on a new community involvement experience: the University of Guelph Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. I’m touched to have been nominated, honoured to have been accepted last night and excited to serve and learn – this is my first board experience. It’s a pretty darn exciting time to get involved with this as well: Guelph is starting an ambitious and super-cool development project: The BetterPlanet Project.
On Saturday, Sept 11, 2010 I presented a seminar at PhotoCamp London: “Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos.” I’m not a trained photographer, but I’ve been lucky to have gained a fair bit of practice during my travels around the world. I thought about some of the things that work well for me and chose some of my favourite photos as examples. The main point: when you’re out on a

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