RESUME
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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Information, 2012 - 2008
Awarded EIPRS and CUPS grants valued at $120,000 (Tenure: 3 + years)
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Master of Arts in Communication and Culture, 2003
Nominated for the Faculty of Graduate Studies "Best Thesis Award of the Year"
York University and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Post-Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, 2003
The School of Communication Arts, Faculty of Technology
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto Canada

Bachelor of Arts (Double Honours) in Communication Studies and Sociology, 2001 Distinguished with 'Cum Laude' and Placed in Dean's Honour Roll
York University, Toronto, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Founding Director, Centre of Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), 2013- Present
Research and Production Centre, Canada

- Management and coordination of academic research and media relations in celebrity studies
- Sponsoring international conferences, seminars, publications and Celebrity Chat video series
- Expanding research agendas, procedures, and informed opinions in media

Director of Communications, Present - 2005
Nouveau iDEA Inc., Canada

- Management of corporation's objectives in international arts for over 12,000 members
- Strategic direction and formulation of by-laws and cultural policies in media production

Producer, Present - 2004
Celebrity Chat and Premiere Cinematic Productions, Canada

- Executive management of corporation's objective & strategic direction
- Direction and production of documentary films and videos

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant 2009 - 2006
Department of Media and Information
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

- Lecturing, training, and developing course material
- Grading regular assignments,presentations, major research paper, exams,
calculating grades and management of WebCT

Sessional Instructor 2006 - 2003
Department of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology,
Media and Information, and Business Management
University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Canada

- Lecturing and training of communication and journalism
- Course administration, research, writing, proofreading, editing, and critical evaluation

Administrative Support Officer, 2006
Department of Communication and Cultural Studies / Media and Information
Curtin University, Australia

- Digital publishing of the Australian Cultural Studies Journal and
The Suburban Boy on rock star David Warner
- Data capture, Optical Character Recognition, document management, text-conversion
- Web designing and digital publishing

Television Anchor and Reporter, 2003
CSCA Television, Seneca College, Toronto

- Announcing, writing, and editing news features,
- Interviewing, reporting, and researching current affairs stories

Journalist, 1999 - 2001
Excalibur Publications, York University, Toronto

- Writing and editing news features
- Interviewing, reporting, and researching academic content and current affairs

AWARDS, HONORS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS (Selected)

Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (EIPRS)
Commonwealth Department of Education Science and Training, Australia, 2008-2012
Tenure: 3 years
Value: $60,000 +

Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship (CUPS)
Curtin University, Australia, 2008-2012
Tenure: 3 years
Value: $60,000 +

Social Services Network (SSN) Award in the Category of an Educator, Finalist
Attended by Honourable Mike Colle, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Ontario,
Toronto, Canada, 2007

NRI TV Awards
New York, USA, December 2005

York University Thesis Award for the “Best Thesis of the Year”, Nominee
Faculty of Arts, York University, Canada, February 2003

Fall & Winter 2002 Bursary Award
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Canada, February 2003
Value: $200

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
(Provincial) Government of Ontario, Canada, 2001 – 2003
Tenure: 2 years
Value: $15,000

York Graduate Scholarship (YGS)
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Canada, 2001
Value: $3,000

Academic Distinction of 'Cum Laude' and Placed in Dean's Honour Roll
for Remarkable Accomplishment in Honours BA Graduation,
York University, Canada, 2001

'William W. Small' Fall 2000 Award
York University, Canada, December 2000
Value: $1,500

Academic Distinction and Placed in the 'Academic Achievement List’,
Outstanding Performance in the session 1999-00, York University,
Canada, July 2000

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
- Over 10 years of demonstrated excellence in communication, writing, research, editing
- Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, preparing press release, and delivering effective presentations for broadcast media, seminars, and conferences
- Leadership and strategic skills of interpersonal communication in media and public relations - Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills of implementing strategies in tight deadlines

COMPUTER AND GRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

- Windows 7 Professional and Home Edition / 98,
- MS Internet Explorer 7, Netscape Communicator 7.2, Microsoft Office XP
- Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe Image Ready 4.0, Paintshop Pro,
- Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver
- Fine Reader (Optical Character Recognition)
- Non-linear in Final Cut Pro 4.0, Pixela ImageMixer for Sony, Sound Forge 4.0

TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS IN BROADCAST MEDIA

- JVC High-Definition Camera, Panasonic DV Pro Camera
- Sony Mini Disc Recorder for Report Interviewing
- Teleprompter Operation, Audio Switch Board Controlling, Floor Direction, Script Assisting,
- Video Editing, VTR prompting, Computer Graphics Image (CGI)
- Burli software in Broadcast News

COUNTRIES TRAVELED

Canada, Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, India, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Singapore, and China

CITIZENSHIP AND PLACE OF BIRTH

Canada

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