Meet the Writing Centre team

Welcome! We're excited to meet you.

We're a team of professional writing coaches who support students enrolled in RRU's graduate certificate, graduate diploma, and degree programs. We'd like to introduce ourselves so you know who you're talking to when you contact the Writing Centre.

Meet Emma Chalifour – Academic Writing Specialist

Hello, my name is Emma Chalifour (hear my name). I was born, raised, and educated in England, but my parents are of Scottish and Gypsy heritage. I moved to Canada as an adult and am now privileged to be able to live, work, and raise my family on the lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples. I joined the RRU Writing Centre as a part-time Academic Writing Specialist in 2021. I look forward to supporting you as you cultivate your writing skills.

Meet Jonathan Faerber – Academic Writing Specialist

Hi, my name is Jonathan Faerber. I am a third-generation Canadian with German heritage through both of my parents (You can hear how I pronounce my German last name). I have been working full-time at Royal Roads University since 2019 as an Academic Writing Specialist. My favourite part of this work has been getting to know so many incredible students and witnessing their learning and growth throughout their programs. I am grateful to live with my family on the beautiful Traditional lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, and I am honoured to be part of the learning community at RRU.

Meet Robin Grazley – Academic Writing Specialist

My name is Robin Grazley (hear my name), and I am a third-generation Canadian of Scottish and Swedish descent. I am grateful to have lived most of my life on the ancestral lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples. I joined the RRU Writing Centre as a part-time Academic Writing Specialist in 2021. I look forward to meeting you along your writing journey!

Meet Theresa Bell – Manager, Blended Learning Success

My name is Theresa Bell (hear my name) and I’m a fourth-generation Canadian of English, Irish, and Swedish descent. I have lived, worked, and learned on the ancestral lands of the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen ancestors and families since 2003, and I’m the Manager, Blended Learning Success, at RRU. I’ve worked in the Writing Centre since its creation in 2007, and it was my tremendous honour to collaborate with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to create the Four Feathers Writing Guide. I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your story!

 

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