Stella Begic – Programs Manager
Since joining the Vimy Foundation in 2013, Stella has been committed to giving Canadian youth the opportunity to have life changing learning experiences. As the programs manager, it is her job to ensure students develop a greater understanding of our history and that they share this knowledge with their peers. Stella’s passion for Vimy began in university and today it is her aim to have as many students as possible see the Vimy monument in person and to be inspired by this enduring symbol of Canadian achievement.
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Jennifer Blake – Communications Manager
As the Vimy Foundation’s Communications Manager, Jennifer loves finding ways to share unique stories of the First World War with a wider audience, and oversees our website, media relations, and social media channels. With a background in social science and education communications in academia and in non-profit institutions, she specializes in making complex information clear and easy to find. As an undergrad student on exchange in France many years ago, she visited Vimy Ridge on Remembrance Day, and understands the power of seeing the site firsthand. Jennifer can’t wait to connect with you on the Foundation’s social media pages: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!
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Stephanie Brousseau – Project Coordinator
Stephanie joined the Foundation in 2015 after completing her Honours BA in history at the University of Ottawa. An Ottawa native, Stephanie grew up in the French Immersion system and took advantage of her bilingualism to work for Heritage Canada where she provided informal interpretation of Ottawa’s historic landmarks, including the National War Memorial. Her fascination with Canada’s role in the First World War led her to the Veterans Affairs student guide program where she worked in France at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial for four months. Stephanie will be leading on the coordination of some of the Foundation’s newest projects including The First World War in Colour and Vimy 100 in the Classroom.
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Jeremy Diamond – Executive Director
A public historian for more than 20 years, Jeremy has developed unique Canadian history initiatives at organizations including the Historica-Dominion Institute, Hudson’s Bay Company and numerous museums, historic sites and archives. Jeremy visited Vimy the first time in 2011 and immediately thought about how he could help commemorate the battle’s Centennial in 2017. Our Executive Director since 2014, Jeremy was inspired by a high school history teacher to learn more about our stories and believes that in fact Canadian history is not ‘boring’.
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Caroline Ross, Administrative Assistant
Building on an Honours BA in History from the University of Toronto and professional experience with heritage organizations in Ottawa, Caroline joined the Vimy Foundation in 2017. An avid traveller and a member of a military family, Caroline has visited Vimy twice, and has toured numerous other First and Second World War battlefields in Europe and around the world. She is looking forward to working with the Foundation in this milestone year, and beyond; she will be handling general inquiries, processing merchandise orders, and providing other administrative duties for the office.
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Jordan Slump – Junior Researcher
Jordan has joined the Foundation in 2017 as part of a Field Placement for his schooling in the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College. Jordan enjoys all topics of history, but is particularly interested in Canadian military history and has been involved in a number of war remembrance initiatives. He intends to put his Museum Studies experiences into practice by helping to educate the public about Canada’s involvement in the World Wars. Jordan is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours BA in Criminology and a Minor in History, and a future graduate of Algonquin College in April 2017.
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