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Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Information, 2012
Area of Research: Fame and Identity
Awarded EIPRS and CUPS grants valued at $120,000 (Tenure: 3 years)
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Master of Arts in Communication and Culture, 2003
Area of Research: Sexuality and Gender Studies
Nominated for the Faculty of Graduate Studies “Best Thesis Award of the Year”
York University and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Post-Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, 2003
Area of Practice: Television and Radio Anchoring and Documentary Filmmaking
The School of Communication Arts, Faculty of Technology
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto Canada

Bachelor of Arts (Double Honours) in Communication Studies and Sociology, 2001
Distinguished with ‘Cum Laude’ and Placed in Dean’s Honour Roll
York University, Toronto, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Founder, Centre of Media and Celebrity Culture (CMCC), 2012
Research and Media Production Centre in Celebrity Studies, Canada
– Foster intellectual and artistic expression in the production, dissemination, and understanding of media and celebrity studies
– Writing feature articles and critical commentaries in celebrity culture
– Offer commentaries, opinions, and strategic advice on celebrity culture in higher education and media industry

Director of Communications 2005 – 2012
Nouveau iDEA Inc., Canada
– Management of corporation’s objectives in international arts for over 7,000 members
and 80,000 online readers
– Strategic direction and formulation of by-laws and cultural policies
in media production

Director and Producer, 2004 – 2012
Premiere Cinematic Productions, Canada
– Executive management of corporation’s objective & strategic direction
– Direction and production of documentary films and videos

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant 2006 – 2009
Department of Media and Information
Curtin University, Perth, Australia
– Lecturing, training, and developing course material
– Grading regular assignments,presentations, major research paper, exams,
calculating grades and management of WebCT

Teaching Assistant 2003 – 2006
Department of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology,
Media and Information, and Business Management
University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Canada
– Lecturing and training of communication and journalism
– Course administration, research, writing, proofreading, editing, and critical evaluation

Administrative Support Officer, 2006
Department of Communication and Cultural Studies / Media and Information
Curtin University, Australia
– Digital publishing of the Australian Cultural Studies Journal and
The Suburban Boy on rock star David Warner
– Data capture, Optical Character Recognition, document management, text-conversion
– Web designing and digital publishing

Television Anchor and Reporter, 2003
CSCA Television, Seneca College, Toronto
– Announcing, writing, and editing news features,
– Interviewing, reporting, and researching current affairs stories

Journalist, 1999 – 2001
Excalibur Publications, York University, Toronto
– Writing and editing news features
– Interviewing, reporting, and researching academic content and current affairs

AWARDS, HONORS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS (Selected)

Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (EIPRS)
Commonwealth Department of Education Science and Training, Australia, 2008-2012
Tenure: 3 years
Value: $60,000 +

Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship (CUPS)
Curtin University, Australia, 2008-2012
Tenure: 3 years
Value: $60,000 +

Social Services Network (SSN) Award in the Category of an Educator, Finalist
Attended by Honourable Mike Colle, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Ontario,
Toronto, Canada, 2007

NRI TV Awards
New York, USA, December 2005

York University Thesis Award for the “Best Thesis of the Year”, Nominee
Faculty of Arts, York University, Canada, February 2003

Fall & Winter 2002 Bursary Award
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Canada, February 2003
Value: $200

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
(Provincial) Government of Ontario, Canada, 2001 – 2003
Tenure: 2 years
Value: $15,000

York Graduate Scholarship (YGS)
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Canada, 2001
Value: $3,000

Academic Distinction of ‘Cum Laude’ and Placed in Dean’s Honour Roll
for Remarkable Accomplishment in Honours BA Graduation,
York University, Canada, 2001

‘William W. Small’ Fall 2000 Award
York University, Canada, December 2000
Value: $1,500

Academic Distinction and Placed in the ‘Academic Achievement List’,
Outstanding Performance in the session 1999-00, York University,
Canada, July 2000

Academic Merit Award and Gold Plated Medal
Higher Secondary Examination, Bidhan Chandra Institution, July 1997

COUNTRIES TRAVELED

Canada, United States of America, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, India, Singapore, and China

CITIZENSHIP AND PLACE OF BIRTH

Canada

Complete CV and References Available upon Request

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