Communications & Development Officer
Kathleen worked in journalism, public relations and financial communications for several organizations in the public and private sectors before joining U of T in 2004.
Her main responsibilities at the Faculty of Information include acting as editor-in-chief of the alumni magazine and e-newsletter, writing news stories, planning events, publicizing Faculty news and events, and managing media relations.
In addition to her communications responsibilities, Kathleen is in charge of alumni relations and stewardship for the Faculty, which includes processing gifts, thanking donors, organizing Spring Reunion, conference grant programs and other alumni events, as well as communicating with graduates.
Proud to be a Maritimer, Kathleen was educated in Nova Scotia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College. She also successfully completed the Canadian Securities course.
To contact her with story ideas, questions, address changes, or donation information, please email her at kathleen [dot] obrienutoronto [dot] ca or call 416-978-7184.