EDITING AND ADMINISTRATION
October 2017 - Present
Healthy Wheys - I consult on website design, write/edit the site's articles, create social media content, and handle administrative tasks.
March 2017 – Present
CrebNow Newspaper – Contributing articles that cover events in Calgary such as the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Carbon Tax luncheon.
New Initiatives Marketing – Provided a report supporting the infusion of ethnic food into the diets of mainstream Canadians.
February 2017 – Present
Cardan Marketing – Working as part of a collaborative team to develop websites for many Calgary businesses, including Smith Design/Building, Accurate Fence, Fuel Clean Canada, and Expert HVAC.
Adsolutions Marketing Inc. – Developed 6 LinkedIn articles as part of a marketing campaign for a hotel client of theirs.
ICONA Calgary Web Design Company and SEO Services - Providing web content for their client, Ananta Health - a natural health clinic treating Lyme and other chronic diseases.
Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2016
Legion Athletics – Writing evidence-based literature reviews on common supplements and supplemental ingredients. Writing is tailored to a lay audience with no scientific background.
Muscle for Life – Writing web-based articles on features of human exercise physiology. Writing is tailored to a lay audience with no scientific background.
Multiworks Marketing Ltd. – Contract based work; developing patient education materials in the areas of fertility and potential pregnancy complications. The material was written for a lay audience.
Authority Nutrition – Contract based work; writing web content for a psychology website. Common assignments involved translating scientific studies into interesting and engaging content.
May – June 2016
FH Health Match – Contract based work; providing web content in the areas of nutrition and exercise physiology tailored for a lay audience.
Adonis Advertising – Contract based work; writing articles about various types of brain injury for a lay audience.
Sept. 2013 – May 2016
Let’s Talk Science/Explore Curiocity – Developing educational materials and entertaining articles about human physiology and research ethics. Writing was tailored for high school students.
Have written successful research proposals for Thompson Rivers University’s Honors program, University of Calgary’s Ph.D. program, the Alberta Institute of Health Doctoral Studentship, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship
Have written and edited successful grant proposals submitted to national funding agencies in Canada.
Have written and edited primary research articles and review articles submitted to top tier journals in neuroscience, such as nature communications, brain, and the journal of neuroscience.
Abstracts I have written have been reviewed and accepted at national and international conferences, such as the endMS Conference in Toronto, ON; Society for Neuroscience Conferences in Washington, Chicago, and San Diego; and the Gordon Myelin Meeting in Tusca, Italy.
Sept. 2013 – Present
May 2014 – Present
Ph.D. Candidate. Working toward the completion of a doctoral dissertation on aging and multiple sclerosis under the supervision of Dr. V. Wee Yong at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Duties include the conduction of experiments, analysis of results, presentations at international conferences, writing review and research papers published in high-ranking scientific journals, and collaborating with clinicians and surgeons. This work is funded by scholarships obtained through the University of Calgary and from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Apr. 2011 – May 2014
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries – Student Researcher. A paid position funded by an award from the Research Experience Program at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. I worked under the supervision of a neurologist specializing in spinal cord injury and was involved the planning, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of research results at national and international conferences.
May 2010 – May 2012
Certified Personal Trainer. Designed and implemented personalized training programs for general health and fitness and athletes from a number of different specialties. Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association included the regular acquisition of Continuing Education Units through participation in seminars and conferences.
2014 – present
Doctor of Philosophy
Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary (U of C)
My dissertation involves investigating the biological mechanisms of neurodegeneration, white matter injury, and aging under the supervision of Dr. Voon Wee Yong.
I have also received training in neuroimmunology, pathology, systems biology, and current techniques and practices in the health sciences.
2011 – 2014
Bachelor of Science, Major in General Biology (Honours)
Department of Biology, Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
Increased interest in physiology and basic science motivated me to transfer to Thompson Rivers University and fulfill requirements for an Honours degree in general biology.
2009 – 2011
Bachelor of Kinesiology, Major in Exercise Science
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of the Fraser Valley
American Medical Writers Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship Award – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ($22 000 p.a.)
Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Award – University of Calgary ($25 000 p.a.)
Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program Award – Thompson Rivers University ($5000)
Scholar Athlete (Scholar Athlete of the Year Nominee), Academic Institutional Award – Thompson Rivers University (Awarded for having one of the top 2% grade point averages in men’s athletics at TRU)
National Strength and Conditioning Association