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Jennifer Kwan

Manager, media relations and research communications
Media Relations and Public Affairs

Beat information

  • Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (comm officer: Tom Deas)
  • Division of Medical Sciences (comm officer: Jessica Skelton)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Ocean Networks Canada (a/comm manager: Mandy Leith)
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) (sr. comm officer: Robyn Meyer)
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)
  • Alum and development (comm officers: Jenny Manzer/Sarah Tarnopolsky)
  • Co-operative Education Program and Career Services (Joy Poliquin)
Leyland Bradley

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
Robyn Quinn

Strategic communications officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

Beat information

  • CanAssist
  • Engineering (comm officer: Anne Tolson)
  • Institute for Integrated Energy Systems
  • Faculty of Science (comm officer: Dorothy Eggenberger)
  • Centre for Advanced Security, Privacy and Information Systems Research
  • Science Venture
  • UVic-Genomics BC Proteomics Centre
Suzanne Ahearne

Communications officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

Beat information

  • Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (comm officer: Amanda Farrell-Low)
  • Faculty of Education (comm officer: Amanda Proctor)
  • Faculty of Human and Social Development (comm officer: Kate Hildebrandt) 
  • Centre for Youth and Society 
  • Faculty of Law (comm officer: Julie Sloan)
  • Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
  • UVic Retirees Association
  • Gustavson School of Business (comm officer: Sasha Milam)
  • Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation
Office: SED C160
Tara Sharpe

Communications officer
Media Relations & Public Affairs

Beat information

  • Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (comm officer: Jonathan Woods)
  • Centre for Global Studies
  • Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (comm officer: John Threlfall)
  • Faculty of Humanities (comm officer: Philip Cox)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)/Chair in Transgender Studies (comm officer: Anne MacLaurin)
  • Farquhar Auditorium
  • Legacy Art Galleries
  • Libraries (comm officer: Lisa Abram)
  • Division of Continuing Studies
Office: Office: SED C157