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Melissa Cheater

Digital Content Manager, Western University

Melissa Cheater has been building & studying community longer than ER was a TV show – helping cities rethink youth services, working with Canada’s best minds working to understand online identity, and showing universities how to reconnect.  She studied Media & Public Interest at Western University, has worked across non-profit, government and private sectors and throughout her career has been breaking new ground in digital strategy (featured in publications such as Maclean’s), helping institutions negotiate the digital shift in communications. Melissa is digital strategist & speaker, specializing in post-secondary education and social network theory, founder of the #PSEWEB conference, and a member of the Department of Communications & Public Affairs at Western University. Melissa maintains an independent blog at melissamae.ca.     

Recent Blog Posts

How to use Reddit in higher ed

Reddit bills itself as the front page of the Internet, but are higher ed institutions using the popular site to its full potential? In one PSEWEB 2018’s most popular presentations Mathew Hoy, a senior web designer at Western... Read more

Why you might not need a DSLR | Higher education photographer explains

Written by Alexa Battler News & Media Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough  I’ve noticed many people in communications believe they need a DSLR camera to produce high-quality pictures, while neglecting the powerful ones... Read more

5 Tips for Communications Newbies

Written by Raquel A. Russell Communications Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library It’s the end of the semester, so you may hear the collective sigh of relief taken by higher-ed communicators across the land. You also may... Read more

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