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Elizabeth DiEmanuele, Social Community Manager

Elizabeth is a communications professional whose research focuses on activism and how communities could mobilize digital spaces and mediums to create ethical spaces and connect in a productive way. For the last eight years, Elizabeth’s work has focused on Gen Z research and social media, websites, and storytelling. She currently works at McMaster University’s Student Success Centre as a Digital Media Specialist and co-chairs McMaster’s IT Student Advisory Committee. Pre-pandemic, her favourite question was, “Can this go on social?” Currently, her favourite question is, “Where’s the Zoom link?”

Joel GoodmanJoel Goodman, Production Partner

Joel is principal at Bravery Media, a US-based digital strategy and design agency focused on higher education. His CV includes running a music festival, selling out concerts via MySpace marketing, redesigning at least a dozen university websites, and baking loads of bread. He also holds a master’s degree in Media Studies from The New School in New York City.

Sarah KhanSarah Khan, Speakers Director


Sarah is an award-winning digital communicator working in higher education. She manages digital communications at the University of Toronto. When she isn’t working at her 9-5, she is either working on #PSEWeb activities or hiking in the woods.

Simon LabonneSimon Labonne, Marketing Director (Francophone audiences)


Simon Labonne started working in higher ed back in 2014. Holder of an MA in Communications Studies from Université de Sherbrooke, he’s still working on improving his collection of diplomas and his golf game. Prior to arriving at McGill, Simon held positions as Communications Advisor, Social Media and Analytics, and Communications Advisor, Webmaster at HEC Montréal.

Glenda TompkinsGlenda Tompkins, Partnerships Director


Glenda is a 20-year marketing and communications veteran currently specializing in photography/videography and social media management. She has garnered multiple awards for her innovative, strategic campaigns at College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Labrador. Her experience includes writing, editing, graphic design, event planning, and more. When she’s not reviewing social media engagement analytics, she enjoys spending quality time with her young family.

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Robin SutherlandRobin Sutherland, Web Developer


Robin has been creating websites and leading digital content teams for nearly 30 years, including 23 years in higher education. His work has ranged from private and non-profit sector development through alumni, donor and communications portfolios at UVic and Western University.

Joyce PeraltaJoyce Peralta, Scholarships Manager & Past Director


Joyce has been creating websites and digital content for close to 20 years, including 10+ years’ experience in higher education. Her work history includes strategic positions on communications and web development teams at McGill University, the University of Victoria, Western University and Kings University College.

Lee-Ann AkisterLee-Anne Akister, Conference Director


Lee-Anne hails from Alberta (by way of Saskatchewan), where she is the Digital Marketing Manager at Red Deer Polytechnic. She is a stickler for strategy & planning, while needing creativity to keep her engaged.

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