Submitted on behalf of Emma Tully, Assistant Dean, Development, Alumni and External Relations

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us in welcoming Jillian van der Geest as our Marketing and Media Relations Strategist. Jillian’s first day is today!

Jillian spent the early years of her career in broadcast journalism at radio stations in BC before moving into the non-profit sector as a communications specialist for Arts Whistler. At Arts Whistler, she executed all comms and marketing for their corporate rebrand. Jillian was also the lead on creating a new resort magazine called “Arts Scene” which highlighted all arts, culture, and heritage events happening throughout the Sea to Sky for the new Fall for Arts festival. For the past five years, she’s been working as a book publicist for a publishing company based in Victoria and Calgary and she just finished a contract working on a project with the government of Ontario on verifiable credentials and self-sovereign identity of micro-credentials for post-secondary institutions. 

Jillian loves to read, ski, bike, and hike, enjoys live music, and lives in Squamish with her 2-year-old dog, Kaiya. Please pop by and say hello; you can find Jillian in room 2621.

Emma and the Development, Alumni and External Relations team