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I am a publisher, editor, writer, college faculty member, independent researcher, learning consultant, corporate trainer, communications strategist, project manager, historian, rabologist, playwright, blogger, mature student, ...and more. How may I help you?

 

Updates:

April 2024: My article "The Search for the Exact Site of Toronto's Last Duel" is published in The York Pioneer, the annual journal of the York Pioneer and Historical Society.

Summer 2023: Received certificates in:

  1. Working Together: The Code and the AODA

  2. AODA General Requirements

  3. AODA Employment Standard

  4. AODA Information and Communication Standard

  5. AODA Customer Service Standard 

Winter 2023: Late this winter I began volunteering with the York Pioneer and Historical Society to help out with outreach communications including their social media and a new website.

 

March 2021: Received certificate in REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) training from York University.

February 2021: Received the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Course on Research Ethics (TCPS 2: CORE Certificate).

Certificate Program Review & Analysis:

Spring 2024: 

 

Policy Research & Analysis:

Spring & Fall 2023: 

College Teaching:

 

Winter 2024: 

 

Fall 2023: 

 

Spring/Summer 2023: 

Policy Research & Analysis:

Spring & Fall 2023: 

Corporate Communications Training & Coaching:

February 28, 2024: 

  • Humber College, Human Resources 

    • Communicating with Impact 

Recently Completed: 

CURRENT COLLEGE TEACHING

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Technical Writing
Strategies* 
Winter 2024
Teaching PRC625 for the 26th consecutive time since Spring 2014. This course is sometimes given as a COIL partnership with Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA.  
Creating Accessible Documents 
Fall 2023
Taught this course for the 6th time. I created and taught COMM 9363 for the 1st time in the Fall of 2019. It is an introductory AODA compliance course for small businesses.
Technical Editing 
Spring 2023 
Taught COMM 9094 for the 2nd time. I was asked to take this course over in Spring 2022 and update the curriculum.
Communicating Across Contexts 
Winter 2024
Teaching COMM2017 for the 1st time. This is a nighttime credit course taught online.
Teaching
COMM2000 for the 1st time. This is a daytime credit course taught in person at the Casa Loma Campus.
They are the same core course with slight differences.
Editing Web
Content

Fall 2023
Taught LIBA 9357 for the 11th time since Winter 2018. 
Technical Writing
and Analysis 
Fall 2023 
Taught COMM 9093 for the 4th time. I was asked to take this course over in Fall 2021 and update the curriculum.
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Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 
Winter 2024
Teaching EAC594 for the 2nd time. I first taught this in Fall 2023. This is a daytime credit course.
Copyediting
Winter 2024
Teaching LIBA 9294 for the 3rd time. 
I was asked to take this course over in the Spring of 2023, u
pdate the curriculum, and teach it for the Summer and Fall Terms.
 
Technical Documentation:
Advanced Concepts 
Spring/Summer 2023
Taught COMM9158 for the 9th time since 2017. I have taught all 4 of the 4 required courses in the Technical Communications Certificate Program.

RECENT CORPORATE ASSIGNMENTS

Policy Research & Analysis 
March - May 2023 + February & March 2024
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Documentation Training 
March - April 2023
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Writing & Editing Workshop 
November 2023
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Documentation Training 
March 2023

PAST TEACHING

Technical Writing 

Last class: Summer 2020
Taught EAC390 17 times since 2014.
Writing Web Content

Last class: Winter 2019 
Taught LIBA 9358 4 times. 
Technical Writing for
Product Documentation

Last class: Winter 2022
Taught COMM 9134 4 times. 
I was hired to update the curriculum
in Fall 2020.
*Effective Communications for Engineers
2014-2019 @ Seneca College
Taught EAC625 for 13 terms before it changed to PRC625 Technical Writing Strategies (see above).
Grammar for Editors and Writers
Spring/Summer 2023 
Taught LIBA 9309 for the 1st time. I was asked to take this course over in the Spring Term and update the curriculum for a new instructor for the Fall Term.

CONTINUING RESEARCH

My primary research interest for the past decade and the years come regards the pioneering American physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Robert Jemision Van de Graaff. He invented an early particle accelerator that, together with his lab & business partner Dr. John G. Trump, was used to not only split atoms but to treat cancer (among many other practical uses). Their company - High Voltage Engineering Corporation - was a pioneer as well and was the basis of my major research paper for my graduate studies (now complete).

edwardfenner.wixsite.com/academic

 

My primary research sites are at right. Below are sites where I have recently given papers or seminars on this research.

 

  • A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

  • The National Academies, STGlobal Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

  • Cornell University, Northeast STS Graduate Student Conference, Ithica, NY, USA.

  • 2014 Congress - Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science: Brock University, ON, Canada.

  • York University, STS Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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