I joined CES in 2004 as a graduate student in the Ontario Chapter for professional development and networking opportunities. I then joined the Alberta and Northwest Territories Chapter when I moved to Edmonton to begin a faculty position in 2008.
I have enjoyed making local, cross-Canadian and international connections with colleagues. I also attend conferences and workshops to continue my own learning so that I can bring my learning back to my graduate classroom and supervisory responsibilities. I have served as the National CES Board Representative for the Alberta and Northwest Territories Chapter, and enjoyed working as a National CES Board Member.
CES is a great advocate for the evaluation profession and I am proud to be a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) since 2013. CES has also been an important avenue for my graduate students to make connections and find employment opportunities. Over the years, I have served as a coach for the Student Case Competition, and I continue to serve as an editorial board member for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.