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Marketing and Communications Office

The Office of Marketing and Communications (MarCom) manages strategic communications to promote the Faculty’s brand and reputation of excellence in research and education.

Attracting the finest students, teachers and researchers involves showcasing our unique educational environment, our innovative science and research facilities, and opportunities to learn from world-renowned teachers and excel in one’s field.

We work closely with the Faculty’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Research Office and other staff, our University colleagues, and our partner hospitals and research institutes to showcase our most noteworthy stories to the public, demonstrating how our achievements improve societal outcomes. Our reputation depends on us sharing our achievements.

Our services

Promote Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Messaging: How do we share your research, education and clinical news and successes internally and externally?

  • Assistance with communications and marketing planning and strategy
  • Communications and marketing support for FoM-wide events
  • Updates from the dean, including uOMedTalks
  • MedPoint web news stories
  • MedPoint email newsletter (external)
  • MedFlash email newsletter (internal)
  • Management of FoM official bilingual social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Promotional screen displays in Roger Guindon Hall and Peter Morand buildings
  • Mass communications to faculty, staff and learners
  • Billboards in Roger Guindon Hall and Peter Morand buildings
  • Press releases and media relations with uOttawa and hospitals/research institutes
  • Advice for videography and video production

Build a Sense of Belonging: How do we encourage internal engagement?

  • Develop engagement/recognition strategies, focusing on priority areas identified by staff, faculty, and leadership
  • Consult with leadership and stakeholders across the Faculty on engagement-related topics and action plans
  • Prepare and publish recognition communications across the Faculty

Promote FoM Branding: How do we help you get our brand name out there?

  • Branding and logo usage (guidelines, customized templates, advice, approvals)
  • Graphic design
  • Design and procurement of FoM branded promotional items
  • Boutique—FoM swag
  • Design and production of permanent installations and outdoor banners
  • Photography

FoM’s Main Communication Tool: How do we manage the FoM’s web content?

  • Web development for FoM website and sub-sites
  • Monitoring consistency, quality, health, usage and accessibility of sites
  • Identifying technical problems
  • Managing layout, navigation and updates
  • Implementing migrations and updates to Drupal
  • Handling customized web requests
  • Development of training material and delivering training to FoM web content editors
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For more information

For more information, or for guidelines, logos, official fonts, and templates or forms specific to your office/department/program/school, please send us a request.
Email us.

MarCom team

Monika MacLaren, MBA
Senior Manager, Marketing, Communications and Engagement
613-562-5800 ext. 8920
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Wes Payne
Content Creation Lead
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Michelle Read
Marketing and Communications Writer
613-562-5800 ext. 3362
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David McFadden, MS
Research Writer & Communications Officer
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Katerina Frédéric
Marketing and Communications Officer
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Sébastien Chevrier
Advisor, Communications and Marketing
613-562-5800 ext. 3159
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Divya Babbar
Senior Web Developer
613-562-5800 ext. 8294
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Amneet Singh
Web Developer
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Kyle Leon
Graphic Designer
613-562-5800 ext. 6968
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Meghan Marcotte
Project Manager, Faculty Engagement
613-562-5800 ext. 3858