Virginia Middleton has been a communications coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University since September 2010. She has a post graduate diploma in corporate communications and public relations from Centennial College in Toronto and is a graduate from Memorial with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Law and Society minor and a Certificate in Criminology. She has also completed the Essentials of Fundraising Series through the Association of Fundraising Professions, Toronto Chapter and through the Gardiner Centre has completed their Digital Marketing Program.
Prior to working at Memorial, she was living in Toronto and working at the Canadian children’s charity, Kids Help Phone as their national office communications officer. Her primary roles there included managing national media campaigns, facilitating the Greater Toronto Area’s media relations, updating the organization’s social media accounts and provided media training, key messaging and coaching to senior staff, spokespeople and volunteers.
Virginia is someone you’ll find on just about every social media network and loves connecting with people both online and off to talk about the latest trends and technology. If you want to know her Twitter handle, just ask to see her necklace.
Virginia also has a passion for volunteering. She is a brownie leader with the Girl Guides of Canada; she is on the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador’s communications committee; and she is the Member at Large, Professional Development with IABC NL (the International Association of Business Communicators – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter).