George Matsumoto, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Tim Caulfield, University of Alberta
Kirk Englehardt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cary Funk, Pew Research Center
Jim Grunig, University of Maryland, College Park
Marcia Kean, Feinstein Kean Health Care
"They are saying that they are going to have the most qualified person, but who is most qualified is not an objective thing. It’s a value judgment. We tend to see men as more qualified, or as more of an expert.....
In Finland we tend to think “Oh we’re so equal” and people say: “Oh feminists, what are you complaining about here?” Gender equality is a process. It goes backward and it goes forward and it’s really dangerous to think that we’ve already achieved it. There’s a lot of that kind of thinking in Finland that we’ve achieved gender equality and now feminists are taking it too far. As if you could take equality too far, when by definition you can’t be too equal."
- University of TorontoHonours Bachelor of Arts, Double Specialist, English and History
- Ryerson UniversityCertificate in Magazine Journalism
I've been nicknamed the Maven-Connector. Social media (and a social business) are excellent in this regard--information and connections. I also take pride in being an independent thinker and try to avoid "filter bubbles" and "confirmation bias." I wrote my definition of "social public relations" it in March 2013.
Currently I'm doing the majority of my networking and information sourcing via our international, collaborative blog PR Conversations (around since April 2007), Canadian Women in Communications, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
I am also a regular participant in Twitter chats, particularly those with a business focus.
Amongst my many "passions" (or interests) are film, theatre, opera, classical and various modern music. books, fine food and wine. Plus having conversations with people in a multitude of disciplines and from different places from around the globe.
Speaking of which, one of my greatest delights is to travel to places around the world, see the sights/sites, talk to the people and experience their unique culture. But I'm always happy (and ready) to come home to Toronto. A few of its key features highlighted above. (Water skyline view from the ferry dock on Ward's Island; other photos taken at Ontario Place.)
- (Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)Senior-level /hybrid public relations, communication management and social media specialistmmunication management specialist, present
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