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Denise Helm

Manager
Media Relations & Public Affairs

Beat information

  • Centre for Aboriginal Health Research
  • Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy
  • Centre for Global Studies
  • Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation
  • Centre for Youth and Society
  • Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
  • Gustavson School of Business (Comm officer: Krista Boehnert)
  • Faculty of Human and Social Development (Comm officer: Kate Hildebrand)
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of the Registrar
  • University Secretary
Office: SED C153
Suzanne Ahearne

Communications Officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

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  • Centre for Addictions Research of BC
  • Centre for Advanced Security, Privacy and Information Systems Research
  • Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law (Comm officer: Julie Sloan)
  • Institute for Integrated Energy Systems
  • Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
  • Laboratory for Automation, Communication & Information Systems Research
  • Science Venture
  • UVic Industry Partnerships
  • UVic Retirees Association
  • Vancouver Island Technology Park
  • Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
Office: SED C160
Tina A. Hoang

Assistant
Media Relations & Public Affairs

I support UVic’s talented communications officers and make sure they can get riveting, accurate and up-to-date news out the door and to the public. I help to keep the university’s fingers on the pulse of everything happening around UVic, and I provide administrative support for the team, ensuring access to resources and will often be the first point of contact for visitors and members of the media.

Office: SED C149
Tara Sharpe

Communications Officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

Beat information

  • Continuing Studies
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (Comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
  • Chair in Transgender Studies (Comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
  • Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA opening) (Vikes comm. officer: Ali Lee)
  • Faculty of Humanities (Comm officer: Stephanie Harrington)
  • Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (Comm officer: Sarah Close-Humayun)
  • Office for Community-University Engagement (OCUE) (Comm officer: Joy Poliquin)
  • Legacy Art Galleries
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (Comm officer: John Threlfall)
  • Farquhar Auditorium
  • Libraries (Comm officer: Lisa Abram)
Office: SED C157
Val Shore

Research Communications Officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

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  • Office of the Vice-President Research
  • CanAssist
  • Centre for Biomedical Research
  • Centre for Forest Biology
  • Division of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Science (Comm officer: Erin King)
  • Ocean Networks Canada (Comm officer:  Virginia Keast)
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) (Comm officer: Robyn Meyer)
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)
  • STEHM microscope facility
  • UVic-Genomics BC Proteomics Centre
Office: SED C156