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Events and Communications

Connecting our communities.

Who we are

We’re a small but mighty team of professionals with skills ranging from event planning and content creation to web development and media relations.

We help connect our students, faculty, and staff to internal and external audiences in our communities.

What we do

  • Strategic Communications
    • Communications plans, copywriting/editing publications, and social media planning
    • Storytelling to promote the Faculty – UToday, web stories, print profiles
    • Crisis and issues management
  • Media Relations
    • Proactive promotion of the Faculty’s successes, expert requests, and relationship building
    • Columns and op-eds
    • Media training and advising
  • Event Communications 
    • Collateral: e-vites, signage, UToday stories, media advisory/pitching
  • Digital Communications 
    • Social media
    • Digital news
    • Video management
  • Event Logistics
    • Event expertise, support, and advice
    • Recommendations on vendors, venues, décor, menus, timelines, A/V, floor plans
    • Guidelines for sustainable events, university policies and procedures
    • Support with contract stewarding
  • Outreach and Engagement
    • Support connections between community members and areas/centres
    • Manage signature Faculty events
  • Strategic Marketing 
    • Marketing plans
    • Advertising
    • Collateral
    • Promotional materials and publications
  • Brand Management 
    • Brand expertise
    • Templates
    • Signage
    • Promotional items (subject to policy and approval)
  • Market Research 
    • Analytics and market intelligence
  • Creative Services 
    • Graphic design
    • Photography
    • Templates
    • Print-production management
  • Web and Digital Spaces 
    • Faculty of Science website
    • Digital signage
    • Templates

Connect with us

If you have identified a need and support for marketing, communications, events or student related activities, please email or complete this request form to start the process of working together.

For media related inquiries, please contact Owen Stockden (Director of Marketing and Communications) at

Owen Stockden

Director, of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Bartlett

Communications Advisor

Coral Burns

Web Analyst

Melody Harris

Communications and Events Coordinator

Nadine Sander-Green

Senior External Communications Advisor
(On leave)

Josiah Taundi

Graphic Designer