I am a proud member of the UAlberta Black Faculty Collective -- an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to improving the career prospects and professional development of current and future black colleagues. I'm also a member of the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program, which identifies and empowers high school students to realize their potential as university researchers.
I was honoured to serve as the Chair of the inaugural Edmonton Ward Boundary Commission. Working with a team of committed citizens, our Commission consulted with Edmontonians on how best to re-draw their electoral map. We were the first body of our kind to develop an operational definition for "effective representation," providing a foundation for future electoral boundary commissions across Canada.
I helped forge a strong partnership among the Alberta Public Service, University of Alberta, and University of Calgary. APIP places promising policy students into paid practicum placements in the Government of Alberta. The Alberta Policy Internship Program runs on an annual basis, helping students bridge from their Master's programs in public policy into rewarding roles in the public sector.
I lead workshops related to my professional and research expertise:
Using techniques derived from our Common Ground research, I support teams and organizations trying to better understand their internal workplace cultures.
I have served on a number of non-profit boards, contributing to their efforts to improve internal governance and communications.