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Conference Organization

I am active in the organization of various conferences and conference activities. Most recently I have been involved in leadership roles for the Association of Information Systems (AIS) including the premier conference in information systems (ICIS). This has included: ICIS SIGHCI Chair Elect, Chair, and Past Chair (2010-13); SIGHCI Workshop Co-Chair (2011-2012); Chair or Co-Chair of the ICIS Women’s Annual Breakfast (2005-2008); and Co-Chair Visual Media Track (2011-2012). In addition, I have been: ASAC Paper Review Chair, Program Chair, Division Chair (2006-2008) for the IS division; Conference Chair and Program Co-Chair for the International Workshop for the Internationalisation of Products and Systems (2004); and Program Committee Member for numerous conferences, among other activities. A detailed list appears below.

Institution Building

As a leader and founding faculty member during the start-up phase of TechBC during 1998-2002, I gained substantial experience in planning and policy development as part of university service. As noted in the section of my profile under Teaching Activities, I led in the development of the Management and Technology program. Committee membership during this time was intense and comprehensive, and included:

University Review Committee (received training in administrative justice)
University Ethics Committee
Chair Undergraduate Admissions Committee
Academic Planning Committee
Faculty Recruitment Committee
Graduate Coordination and Planning Committee
Graduate Advisory Group
Research Task Force
Faculty Policies and Development Group
Co-op Development Group
Learner Recruitment Committee
Space Planning Committee
Co-Director for the Center for E-Business at TechBC (2000-2001) and Director (2001-2002) aimed at fostering e-business projects between TechBC and the business community.

Since 2002 to the present, service in the School of Business at SFU includes:


Academic Reviewer

Other service activities have been as an academic reviewer for journals and grants. These include:

Grant Review

Journal Paper Review

Conference Paper Review

I am also interested in supporting student organizations. Earlier service involved Membership on the Board of Advisors for AIESIC International Student Organization at SFU (1997-1999).

External Service Activities

Media Relations

My research has garnered interest from various media outlets including television, print, and radio. A sample of these interviews and other coverage appears below. In 2007 I received a letter of commendation from the President of SFU for news media and university service.