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VAN LUVEN, Marlene Adele Dianne LYNNE
Department of Writing,
Faculty of Fine Arts,
University of Victoria

1. Degrees And Diplomas

B.A English & Psychology University of Saskatchewan 1968
M.A. English University of Alberta 1981
Ph. D English (Canadian Lit) University of Alberta 1991
Title of Thesis or Dissertation - "Charting the Territory: A study of feminism in English-Canadian drama from 1967 to 1991"

2. Postions Held Prior To Appointment At University Of Victoria


1976-1978: Instructor (part-time), School of Journalism, Lethbridge Community College, Lethbridge, Alberta

1980-1983: Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Alberta

1983-1986: Sessional Lecturer, Department of English, University of Alberta

1983-1986: ESL Instructor, The Alberta Vocational Centre and Grant MacEwan Commmunity College, Edmonton, Alberta

1989-1992: Guest lecturer, part-time; Continuing Education writing courses, University of Alberta; School of Library Science, U of A, book reviewing

1992-1996: Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

1996 to 1997: Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

July 1, 1997 to July 1, 1999: Director, Professional Writing Program, University of Victoria

July 1, 1999, Associate Professor, Department of Writing, University of Victoria

July 1, 2002 to present: Director, Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing


1968-1972: Family Editor, education/social issues reporter, The Red Deer Advocate

1972-1976: Public Information Officer, The University of Lethbridge

1976-1978: Family editor, education editor, assistant city editor, The Lethbridge Herald

1982-1985: Drama critic and Edmonton correspondent, NeWest Review

1986-1989: Copy Editor, The Edmonton Journal

1989-1992: Books Editor, The Edmonton Journal

1992-1998: Occasional reviewer, Herizons Magazine

1996-1999: Commentator/critic, CBC Radio: The Arts Tonight, CBO books panel, Book commentaries on This Morning, Radio One

1995-1998: Books editor, columnist, Media Magazine

1998 to 2000: Columnist, Media Magazine

2001-2002: Editor, WordWorks, magazine of Federation of BC Writers

1992-1998: Freelance reviewer, The Literary Review of Canada, The Edmonton Journal, Books In Canada, Quill and Quire, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, The Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail, NeWest Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, The Times-Colonist, The Malahat Review

1996 through 1997: Board member, Carleton University Press

1999 to present: Board member, NeWest Press, Edmonton, Alberta

2001 to present: executive, board of directors, NeWest Press

Fall 1999 to 2000: reviewer, The Canadian Forum

2001-2002: book reviewer, The Times-Colonist; The Edmonton Journal

2002-2003: freelance reviewer and journalist, The Edmonton Journal, The Vancouver Sun, The Times-Colonist

Spetember 2003 to present: Regular columnist (twice monthly), Books and Ideas, the Monitors Section, The Times-Colonist

April 2004: founder, the Creative Non-Fiction Collective Listserv

3. Major Field(S) Of Scholarly Or Professional Interest

Creative Non-Fiction, including literary journalism, the memoir and cultural criticism;
Arts reporting and commentary upon popular culture;
Cultural comparisons and analysis: Canada and Australia;
Canadian print journalism: women in media; convergence and management techniques; diversity issues in media;
Canadian literature and drama


Founding Member, The Creative Non-Fiction Collective, April 2004
Member of Executive, NeWest Press, Edmonton, Alberta (2002 to 2005)
Member, Advisory Board, The Malahat Review (2003 until present)
Member, Canadian Association of Journalists (1992 to present)
Member, The Federation of British Columbia Writers (1999 to present)Fellowship, School of Jour nalism, Indiana University, Bloomington: Journalism Workshop on Teaching (June 24-July 4, 1994)


Instructor, Creative Non-Fiction, Victoria School of Writing, July 2005 (pending)
Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Flinders University, March 20, 2003
Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Journalism Program, School of Communication, Information and New Media, University of South Australia, Adelaide, March to April 2003
Visiting Speaker, University of Regina School of Journalism, Feb 5-6, 2003


  1. Academic:
    Assistant Professor, appointed July 1, 1997
    Associate Professor, appointed July 1, 1999
  2. Administrative:
    Director/Supervisor, Harvey Southam Diploma Program, July 1, 1997 to present
    Director, Professional Writing Program, July 1, 1997 to July 1, 1999
    Director, Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing, July 1, 2002 to present


b. Books, Chapters, Monographs

Editor of Nobody’s Mother, Childless Women Speak Out, personal essays, forthcoming Spring 2006, Heritage House Publishing, Nanoose Bay and Victoria
“City of My Groin,” chapter, Edmonton on Location: River City Chronicles, edited by Heather Zwicker, NeWest Press, 2005
Editor, Reunions Are Deadly, by D.M. Wyman, NeWest Press, Fall, 2005
Editor, Displaced Persons, murder mystery by Margie Taylor, Fall, 2004
Editor of Knocking on the Moonlit Door, travel essays by Margaret Thompson, NeWest Press, Spring 2004
Editor of Snow Bodies, a memoir by Beth Hudson, NeWest Press, Spring 2004
Editor of Gone But Not Forgotten, a history of the prairie elevator by Elizabeth McLachlan, NeWest Press, Spring 2004
“CanWest Undermines Journalism Students’ Faith in Future,” Textual Studies in Canada: The Journalism Issue, Fall, 2002
Editor of Drowning Man, novel by Dave Margoshes, NeWest Press, Spring, 2003
Editor of Jumping Off, short story collection by Laura Cutler, NeWest Press, Spring, 2003
Juror, CBC Literary Awards, Travel-Writing Category, November-December, 2002
Advisor, Shortlist for CBC Radio’s Canada Reads panel, November, 2002
Juror, Fiction category, Canada Council for the Arts 2001 Governor General’s Literary Awards, May to September, 2001
Peer Assessment Committee, Canada Council for the Arts, 2002 Block Grant Program in Publishing, February 28 to March 4, 2002
Author of “Making Creative Non-Fiction Ring True,” presented at Writing Realities: The State of the Art, annual conference sponsored by the Australian Association of Writing Programs, November 23-25, 2001, Canberra, Australia
Academic Assessor, Editorial Board, University of Calgary Press for The Madwoman in the Academy: Songs from the Ivory Tower, edited by Deborah Keahey and Deborah Schnitzer, October 2001
Editor, Hammerstone by Olivia Fletcher, NeWest Press, Spring 2001
Editor, Scraping the Surface: Three Plays by Lyle Victor Albert, NeWest Press, Fall, 2000
Editor, collection of Canadian writing in Creative non-fiction, Going Some Place, Coteau Books, Fall, 2000
Co-editor of Pop Can, an anthology of Popular Culture in Canada, published by Prentice Hall Canada, Spring, 1999
“Voices from the Past Echo through the Present: Choy’s The Jade Peonyand Lai’s When Fox is a Thousand,” Canadian Culture and Literature and a Taiwan Perspective (Edmonton: Research Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Alberta and Hsinchu: National Tsing Hua University, 1998), papers from the 1997 Taiwan Conference on Canadian Studies

c. Other Publications
Book Reviews, journalism articles

“Nurturing the next generation of writers,” D8, Jan. 9, 2005, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Grand Central Station Writer Lives On – Online,” D10, Feb. 5, 2004, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Curiosity raised by festival’s troubles,” D9, March 28, 2004, Books & Ideas, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Journey into a literary journal,” goals of the new editor of The Malahat Review, D10, March 14, 2004, Books & Ideas, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“18th-century wit surveys our town,” D9, February 26, 2004, Books & Ideas,
The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Reading, Seduction and the Passionate Reviewer” article in Book Review Issue, The Malahat Review, Fall 2003
“Heartbroken English,” assessing our mangled language, D10, December 28, 2003, Books & Ideas, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“The difficulties of being ‘chez nous,’ ” D8, November 30, 2003, Books & Ideas, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Written from the heart,” interview with Alison Watt, author of The Last Island, winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, D10, Nov. 16, 2003, Books & Ideas, The Monitor, Times Colonist
“Carey raises unsettling questions of truth,” review of My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey, D13, November 9, 2003, Books and Authors, The Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“The Box Garden revisited: an appreciation of Carol Shields,” D9, July 27, 2003, Books and Ideas section, The Monitor, Times-Colonist
“What’s it all about, Callum?” review of novel, The Paperboy’s Winter by Tim Bowling, D12, March 15, 2003, The Globe and Mail Books Section
“Swimming in the Void Between Fact and Fiction,” critical commentary on Farley: The Life of Farley Mowat by James King, Page 22, January/February, 2003, Literary Review of Canada
Review of Remembering Peter Gzowski: A Tribute, The Globe and Mail Books Section, November 16, 2002
“Award nominee explores conflicts of culture,” interview/review of Exile by Ann Ireland, D8, Nov. 24, 2002, The Monitor, Times-Colonist
“Reinventing the Self: A Saltspring Island transplant tackles her latest challenge,’’ Feature interview/review with Kathy Page, author of Story of My Face, Page D8, July 28, 2002, The Times-Colonist; also reprinted in The Vancouver Sun
“Women’s History Plods Along,” Review of From Eve to Dawn: A history of Women, Volume 1, by Marilyn French, Page D12, July 14, 2002, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“What kind of business is this, journalism?” A9, Monday, June 24, 2002, Commentary, Times-Colonist
“Growing Legacy,” interview and review of In Veronica’s Garden by Margaret Cadwaladr, Page D8, May 26, 2002, The Monitor, The Times Colonist
“Skulduggery haunts Stratford,” Review of Spadework by Timothy Findley, Page E11, September 23, 2001, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“Storyteller marches to her own drummer,” Review of The Path of Totality by Audrey Thomas, Page D12, October 14, 2001, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“Audrey Thomas,” Review and Interview, D9, October 14, 2001, The Times Colonist
“A funny Thanksgiving Day,” Review of Dolce Agonia by Nancy Huston, Page D11, October 21, 2001, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“Anthology presents up-and-coming writers,” Review of Love and Pomegranates, edited by Rona Murray and Garry McKevitt, Page 11, February 11, 2001, The Islander, The Times-Colonist
“Story of Ignominy told well,” Review of The Spinster and the Prophet: Florence Deeks, H.G. Wells and the Mystery of the Purloined Past by A.B McKillop, Page E15, November 12, 2000, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“An audacious, brilliant work,” Review of Excessive Joy Injures the Heart, by Elisabeth Harvor, Page E15, Oct. 8, 2000, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“Great Canadians Series,” Review of Agnes Macphail: Champion of the Underdog by Rachel Wyatt and Emily Carr: Rebel Artist by Kate Braid, Page 10, Sept. 24. 2000, The Islander/Times Colonist
“Vancouver Island duo finds adventure in Ireland,” Review/interview with Maria Coffey, author of A Lambing Season in Ireland, Page 10, Sept. 3, 2000, The Islander/Times-Colonist
“Conjuring Annie,” Review/feature article on Cougar Annie’s Garden by Margaret Horsfield, Page D4, August 19, 2000, MIX/The Vancouver Sun
“Strong premise leaves a lot to be desired,” Review of Scar Culture by Toni Davidson, Page E15, July 23, 2000, The Edmonton Journal
“Grounded lives, soaring fiction”, Review article on The Devil Out Thereby Julie Keith, Page C14, July 23, 2000, Weekly Books, The Ottawa Citizen
“Weighty subject and heavy slogging,” Review of When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro, Page E15, June 11, 2000, Edmonton Journal
“Witty, inventive and engaging: The world of Matt Cohen,” Review of Getting Lucky by Matt Cohen, Page E15, May 21,2000, Edmonton Journal
“Canadian Poetry an Emptier Place,” Obituary for Alfred Wellington Purdy, Page E14, April 20, 2000, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“A mesmerizing, bleak look at blood feuds,” Review of Wild Decembers by Edna O’Brien, Page E15, April 9, 2000, Sunday Reader, The Edmonton Journal
“An honest, moving book: Giving face to western culture”, Review of New Moon at Batoche by George Melnyk, Page E14, March 12, 2000, Sunday Reader, Edmonton Journal
“A Writer Fascinated with the Functional Family,” Review of A Good House, by Bonnie Burnard, Page 38-39, January-February 2000, The Canadian Forum.
“Confession: I adore Christie Blatchford, I abhor Christie Blatchford,” Commentary, “Personal Voice,” Media Magazine, Winter 2000
“A Young Metis Writer’s Struggle to Own Himself,” Review of Thunder Through My Veins, by Gregory Scofield, Page 44, December 1999, The Canadian Forum.
“Acute scrutiny of human foibles,” Review of The Mark of the Angel, by Nancy Huston, Page E14, October 10, 1999, The Sunday Reader, Edmonton Journal.
“Stew of styles confounds reader’s palate,” Review of Kit’s Law, by Donna Morrissey, Page F7, September 19, 1999, The Edmonton Journal.
“Pilgrim sweeps through history,” Review of Pilgrim by Timothy Findley, Page F8, September 12, 1999, The Edmonton Journal.
“When journalism is gagged, literature must speak,” Commentary, “Personal Voice” column, Media Magazine, Spring 1999
“Intellectual curiosity, vigorous ambition,” Review of The City of Yes, by Peter Oliva, Page H6, April 28, 1999, The Edmonton Journal
“A Sensible Saskatchewan Gal Deserves Better,” Review of Since You Asked by Pamela Wallin, Page F8, Nov. 22, 1998, Edmonton Journal
“Gripping Story, So-So Telling”, Review of Island Wings: A Memoir by Cecil Foster, Page F6, Nov. 22, 1998, The Edmonton Journal
“After Di’s glitter and Mother Teresa’s goodness, who remembers Reena,” Commentary, “The Last Word” column, Media Magazine, Winter 1998
“Looking at One’s Past,” Review of Power in the Blood by John Bentley Mays, Page F7, Oct. 5, 1998, The Edmonton Journal
“A writer of depth and maturity,” Review of A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Page F6, Sept. 06, 1998, The Edmonton Journal
“These women can’t be more different,” Review of Just as I Thought by Grace Paley and When Memory Speaks by Jill Ker Conway, Page F7, Aug. 02, 1998, Edmonton Journal
“Attempting Atwood,” Review of The Red Shoes by Rosemary Sullivan and Margaret Atwood: A Biography by Nathalie Cook, Page F7, Aug. 30, 1998, Edmonton Journal
“Food writer’s tender tale told with love,” Review of Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl, Page F6, July 19,1998, Edmonton Journal
“Sweet ending undermines good novel,” Review of Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen, Page F6, July 5, 1998, The Edmonton Journal
“India, the modern mosaic,” Review, The Snake Charmer by Sanjay Nigam and Bombay Ice by Leslie Forbes, Page G9, April 4, 1998, The Vancouver Sun
“W.O. Mitchell: The Storyteller Who Gave the Prairies Literary Legitimacy,” Commentary, Page 3, April, May issue, NeWest Review
“There’s no need to hide our pain,” Commentary, “Personal Voice,” Page 7, Spring 1998, Media Magazine
“The disposability of a child’s life,” Review, Ghost Children by Sue Townsend, Page C11, March 7, 1998, The Vancouver Sun
“Paradise has Oprah’s blessing,” Review, Paradise by Toni Morrison, Page G6, Feb. 1, 1998, Edmonton Journal
“Acts of the Heart,” Review, In the Wings by Carole Corbeil, Page 23, Literary Review of Canada, January/February, 1998
Review of All in the Family: A cultural History of Family Life by Suanne Kelman, March 1998, Quill and Quire, Toronto
(Prior to UVic appointment in 1997, numerous reviews and articles also appeared in such publications as Books in Canada, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, The Globe and Mail, Media Magazine, Herizons and The Edmonton Journal, as well as “spoken essays” on books on CBC radio)
Literary Criticism
“In the words of a scientific romantic,” Volume 6, No. 3,4, June/July issue, 1997, The Literary Review of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
“Does God Live in Saskatchewan,” Volume 23, No. 1, October/November 1997, NeWest Review, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
“A Better Way of Talking,’ Volume 6, No. 9. December 1997, The Literary Review of Canada.
d. Papers, Lectures and Addresses
“Everyone Has One: Telling Our Stories, Finding Ourselves,” presentation, 7th UVic Women's Conference, February 19, 2003
“An Unholy Alliance? Applying Creative Non-Fiction Techniques in Journalism” lecture, University of Regina School of Journalism, February 8, 2003
“First Principle: Telling It Like It Is,” plenary presentation at Disciplining Dissent: The Curbing of Free Expression in Academia and the Media, conference in Ottawa, November 2, 2002
Panelist, National Commentary on “CanWest Global and Convergence,” CBC Radio Sunday Morning Program, aired Sunday, June 24, 2002
Commentator, hour-long tribute to Timothy Findley, CBC Radio, aired Friday, June 21, 2002
“Sighting the Magpie: Writing Creative Non-Fiction,” presentation, Central Library, Greater Victoria Public Library, April 2, 2002
Keynote Speaker, CAJ National Writers’ Symposium, Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria, November 3, 4, 2001
“Developments in Canadian Fiction,” informal lecture for UVic Speakers Bureau, Parkwood Care Centre, Victoria, 6:30 p.m., November 9, 2000
“Presenting the authors,” master of ceremonies, launch of Going Some Place: Creative Non-Fiction across Canada,” Open Space Gallery, 8 p.m., October 26, 2000
“Polemics and Poetry,” moderator, panel at Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, Granville Island, 3 p.m., October 22, 2000
“Magpie prose: writing creative non-fiction,” seminar, Martlet and Monday Magazine seminar series, Student Union Building, University of Victoria, 11 a.m., Sept. 22, 2000
“A conversation with Phyllis Grosskurth,” on-stage interview, Victoria Literary Arts Festival, Open Space Gallery, 1 p.m., May 20, 2000
“Identifying Creative Non-Fiction,” workshop, Federation of B.C. Writers, annual general meeting, College of New Caledonia, Prince George, B.C., April 28-30, 2000
“Wielding the Red Pencil,” Print workshop, Canadian Association of Journalists annual national conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, John Wentworth Room, Sheraton Hotel, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 7, 2000
“Adventuresome, imaginative women,” interview with Jacquie Hunt, CKUV, campus radio, March 8, 2000
“Back to Basics,” VanMet Newspapers, Conference 2000, Surrey, B.C., 11:30 a.m., March 4, 2000
“John Murrell’s plays and the past,” introduction to “Farther West,” University of Victoria, Phoenix Theatre, 7:15 p.m., February 11, 2000
“Violence and Media,” Sir James Douglas Elementary School PAC, 6:45 p.m., Feb. 21, 2000 (For UVic Speakers Bureau)
“Changes in Canadian drama,” Gordon Head School Parents’ Advisory Council, 7 p.m., Jan. 18, 1999 (For UVic Speakers Bureau)
“Ethnic writing in Canadian Fiction,” Sincerely Happy Association of Retired Persons, Church of the Nazarene, 11 a.m., Dec. 1, 1998 (For UVic Speakers Bureau)
“So you want to write,” panelist, Career Exploration ’98, Queenswood Room, Cadboro Conference Room, University of Victoria, Feb. 25, 1998
“Voices from the Past Echo Through the Present: Choy’s The Jade Peony and Lai’s When Fox is a Thousand,” paper, April 30 to May 5, 1997 Taiwan Conference on Canadian Studies, National Tsing Hua University
“Writing for the Long Haul,” Red Pencil Workshop, Canadian Journalism Educators Caucus, Women in Media Conference, Oct. 25-27, 1996, Ottawa.
“Women in Canadian Politics,” presentation, Summer Program for Japanese Students from Tokoha Gakuen Junior College, Carleton International, August 21, 1996, Carleton University
“Roundtable on Newspaper Concentration,” panelist, Pearson-Shoyama Institute, July 11, 1996, Ottawa
“Editing Checklist,” Red Pencil Workshop, Canadian Journalism Educators Caucus, at Canadian Association of Journalists Conference, May 17-19, 1996, St. John’s, Newfoundland
“The Reviewer’s Task,” panelist, Annual General Meeting, Canadian League of Poets, May 25, 1996, Ottawa
“Reviewer or Critic?” panelist, CBC forum for CBOT, Arts Court, April 30, 1996, Ottawa
“Survival Skills in the Men’s Club,’’ panelist, Women in Media Conference, November 10-12, 1995, Toronto
e. Professional Activities
Adjudicator, 2004 John H. McDonald Awards for Excellence in Student Journalism, Page Design Entries, March 2004
Judge, City of Edmonton Book Prize, Alberta Writer’s Guild, February-March, 2004
Judge, Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual awards, September 2003
Judge, CBC Radio Internal Awards, Fall, 2003
Judge, Canadian Farm Writers Association annual awards, September 2002
Judge, Canadian Association of University Teachers’ awards for journalistic excellence, March 2002
Judge, Prix d’Excellence 2002 competition, Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, best newspaper category, March 2002
Judge, fiction awards, National Magazine Awards Foundation, May 26, 2000
Organizer, “Writers In Touch,” The Federation of B.C. Writers, South Island Workshop, Nelly McClung Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19, 2000
Judge, Malahat Review writing prize, March 2000
Judge, March, 2000, National Magazine Awards, fiction prize
Judge, Spring 2000, Community Newspapers of B.C and Yukon, judge for “outdoors/leisure” non-fiction entries
Workshop presenter, “The Art and Business of Writing,” annual general meeting, Federation of B.C. Writers, Victoria, B.C., May 8, 1999
Judge, January to April, 1999, B.C. Book Prize, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
Judge, February 1999 Writers’ Guild of Alberta 1998 Awards
Assessment review of submission, December 1998, “Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, and the World on the Threshold of the American Age,” for The Canadian Review of American Studies
Judge, CBC 1998 Internal Radio Awards, June 1998
Columnist, Media Magazine, Winter 1997 to present
Consultant, Canadian Literature by Women, an on-line English course and published anthology, with Carolyn Redl, instructor, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta, 1997 through 1998
Newsroom study, funded by SSHRCC GR-6, $2,800, on the sub-culture governing women’s place within Canadian newsroom management. Begun summer 1994, completed Fall 1996.
Co-organizer, 1996 Women in Media Conference, “Breaking Rules, Making News, Oct. 25-27, 1996, Ottawa.
Jurist, Canada Council Block Publishing Grants, February 1995 and again February 1996
Secretary, Canadian Association of Journalists, May 1993 to May 1997
Vice-President, The Federation of B.C. Writers, April 1999 to 2002




April 2004 through February 2005, supervision, three Harvey Southam students
Spring 2005, Writing 336, 25 students
Spring 2005, Writing 416, 15 students
Fall, 2004, Graduate student, directed study in Interviewing Techniques
Fall, 2004, Writing 335, 23 students
Fall, 2004, Writing 416, nine students
Fall 2004, Writing 204, 15 students
September 2003 through April 2004, supervision, three Harvey Southam Diploma Students
Spring 2004, Writing 336, 20 students
Spring 2004, Writing 315, 12 students
Spring 2004, Directed Study—non-fiction travel writing, Yvonne Blomer
Fall 2003, Writing 335, 25 students
Fall 2003, Writing 316, 15 students
Fall 2003, Writing 204, 15 students

Spring 2003: Study Leave
Fall 2002 Writing 336, 30 students
Fall, 2002 Writing 204, 16 students
Supervised four Harvey Southam Diploma students’ theses
Fall 2001 Writing 336, 27 students
Fall 2001 Writing 315, 15 students
Fall 2001 Writing 316, 18 students
Spring 2002 Writing 335, 31 students
Spring 2002 Writing 315, 15 students
Fall 2001 – Spring 2002: Supervise: Five Harvey Southam Diploma Fellows


Chair, Women Scholars Lecture Series Committee, 2005
Member, Malahat Advisory Board, 2003 until present
Director, Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing, July 1, 2002 to present
Member, Departmental Library Committee, September 2003 to Sept. 2004
Member, Women Scholars Lecture Series, 2003-2005
Supervisor, Harvey Southam Diploma in Journalism and Publishing, July 1, 1997 to present
Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Member, Co-op Studies Committee, 2001 to 2005
Member, Harvey Southam Selection Committee, 1998 to present
Member-at-large, Dean’s Advisory Council, Fall 1999 to Jan. 2003
Departmental representative on Fine Arts Curriculum Committee
Professional Writing Executive Advisory Committee, 1998 to 2001
Member, Faculty of Fine Arts Curriculum Committee
Member, The Ring Editorial Advisory Board, March 1, 1999 to present
Member, Committee for the Vice-President Development and External Relations, April, May, 2000

10. Other Information

Since July 1, 1999, I have supervised 17 students working on independent projects in Directed Studies in Writing.
Chair, Examination Committee for MA thesis, Department of Theatre, for Mark Edward Anderson, Aug. 23, 2001
Member, Examination Committee for PH.D. thesis, Department of English, for Celeste Daphne Anne Derksen, Oct. 6, 1998
Member, Examination Committee for MA thesis, Gregory Betts, Spring, 2000
Chair, Examination Committee for the MA oral examination for Laurie Anne Glenn, Department of History in Art, March 17, 1999
External examiner for the MA oral examination for Carla Sue Hesketh, Department of English, April 26, 1999

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