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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

Behind-the-scenes look and preview of #PSEWEB 2019

We’re less than two weeks away from the 9th #PSEWEB conference! We’re excited to welcome a great mix of new and familiar voices this July. Looking for a preview of our July 8-9 conference? Interested in the behind-the-scenes work of... Read more

Things to do and eat in Saskatoon

How do you make the most of a three-day visit to Saskatoon in the summer? There is so much to explore, but I’ll give you a few ideas to start with. In a hurry? View the map with all of these locations marked. What to do? You’re... Read more

How to Look After Your Mental Health as a Creative

Written by Harper Reid, Writer  Managed to make a professional pursuit out of your passion? Massive props: you’re one of the select few humans who get to do what they love for a living. But plying your trade as a creative isn’t all... Read more

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