Ali Girard

University of British Columbia - Change Management Analyst

PrintUBC’s Faculty of Medicine occupies over 1.5 million square feet of academic space spread over 75 health authority sites and four university academic campuses. MedIT provides the Faculty with IT services that support medical education, research, and administration at each location.

Working in the Program Management Office within MedIT, I ensure that IT projects address the people side of change. I work with project managers, project sponsors, business analysts and key stakeholders to develop and execute strategies that build support for technology and business change initiatives in the Faculty of Medicine.

IABC/BC - Event Manager (Volunteer)

logo-footerThe BC Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/BC) is a community of professional communicators from diverse industries and disciplines.

In 2014 I decided to try my hand at event planning by supporting IABC/BC’s Bronze Quill Awards Gala. Since then, I have lead the delivery of four successful events over three years. This volunteer role involves team leadership, coordination and negotiations with venues and suppliers, promotional work, and figuring out how to deliver a big event on a small budget.

Cornerstone Planning Group - Communications Specialist

CPG - croppedCornerstone Planning Group assists organizations in making effective strategic decisions during periods of change and supports effective community consultation processes through its two services areas: Strategic Planning and Consultation & Communications.

At Cornerstone Planning Group I supported a variety of Consultation & Communication projects. These included the development and implementation of cultural plans and public consultation programs for government and private-sector projects. The goal of public consultation is to improve on the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects and policy changes.

TP Systems - Recruitment Administrator

TPS - croppedTP Systems is an IT products and services company specializing in the architecture and development of custom IT solutions. They improve the performance of a wide variety of government and professional services organizations through consulting, managed services, IT staffing, and custom software solutions.

I first learned how to translate technical talk as an administrator on TP Systems’ IT Staffing team. I also took on marketing projects outside my primary role, and functioned as a Junior Business Analyst for a software maintenance release.

OpenMedia.ca - Communications Associate (Internship)

PrintOpenMedia.ca is an award-winning civic engagement organization. They empower people to participate in Internet governance through fresh & engaging citizens’ campaigns.

As an intern at a rapidly growing non-profit I picked up a variety of assignments quickly. I wrote blog posts on public policy and technology, coordinated volunteers for events, copy edited reports, and much more.