One of my favourite quotes is "luck is when preparation meets opportunity", and my professional life has been full of luck. While in school, I didn't know what I wanted to do (anyone else?), but travelling was, and continues to be a big part of my life, and I was really intrigued by working remotely. A little luck here and there post-graduation, and I've now been working remotely since finishing my undergrad. I ended up moving 2,587km away from my hometown of YEG, to my new home of YOW, with trips to a dozen or two other airport codes each year.
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Field Of Study: Strategic Management and Organization, Marketing
Member of the National Executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial, and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the UCC has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.3 million) since 1941 and instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic, and political landscape.
Working in advisory role to assist the current President and National Executive to execute the mandates and resolutions of the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union (SUSK) and its membership. Lead project: Establishment and fundraising of an endowment fund to sustain the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union in perpetuity. Previous role as President: In charge of coordinating a National Executive with members across Canada along with full time staff based in Ottawa. Create strategic plans and executions to help serve the larger Ukrainian Canadian student body. Key accomplishments: - Accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first official visit as Prime Minister to Ukraine in July of 2016 - Met with a number of government officials including Federal Ministers, MP's, MLA's, and MPP's - Established an endowment fund to ensure sustainability of the organization for years to come - Helped drive growth of the organization from 18 to 25 member organizations - Helped grow membership from 2300 to over 4000
Tasked with the challenge of spearheading a citywide cultural festival for the Ukrainian community in Edmonton “25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence”, managing the overall marketing budget and using a broad range of direct and indirect marketing strategies to advertise events and reach as many people as possible. Successfully exceeded target audience expectations, attracting more than 23,000 people from across Edmonton to the cultural event.
On occasion, I'll put some of my thoughts on Medium. I don't have one topic or genre in particular I like to write about, but if you're interesting in reading some of my thoughts, you can read them all at the link below.Read Posts