Sarah L. Veale

About Sarah

Let me introduce myself: I’m an award-winning author, researcher, and communications professional based in Hamilton, Ontario.

I have over fifteen years of experience delivering communications initiatives and high-level research for some of Canada’s most respected organizations, including local and national publications, the University of Toronto, and a global professional services firm. I specialize in developing results-focused outreach strategies that raise brand awareness through effective market positioning and targeted audience engagement.

A former journalist, I have written hundreds of articles for online and print publications. I’ve contributed pieces on social, political, and economic issues to weekly newspapers, such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Echo, Pulse Niagara, and View Magazine. In the course of my work, I interviewed global thought leaders, local activists, and elected officials at all levels of government in order to provide readers with cutting-edge news and analysis. At the national level, I regularly contributed to Inside Entertainment, a Canadian monthly magazine, where I interviewed award-winning artists and profiled up-and-coming talent.

My focus on high-level execution resonates throughout my work. A seasoned professional, I emphasize accessible and transparent leadership in all my endeavours. I have led large teams in agile environments, comprehensively educated new and existing staff on complex procedures, and utilized change management best practices to inspire openness to organizational shifts.

My professional background is complemented by extensive university training in communication theory, sociology, and ancient languages. I earned my bachelor’s degree (hons.) from York University, where I graduated summa cum laude at the top of two rigorous programs. I also hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion, a top-ten internationally-ranked program, and completed PhD coursework at York University’s Department of History. Because I am committed to staying on top of the latest developments in my field, I’ve rounded out my education with certificates in Strategic Public Relations (University of Toronto) and Business and Consulting (York GMCA). I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) ®, a professional designation conferred by the Project Management Institute.

My original academic research on the intersection of law, identity, and religion in antiquity has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences in North America and Europe. My work has won numerous awards, including the CSSR Essay Prize (Master’s Level), the YUFA Scholarship (for having the highest GPA in a faculty of 9,000 York University students), and the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, which is awarded to Canada’s highest-calibre scholars. I was also a national finalist for the SSHRC Vanier Graduate Scholarship, the highest award for PhD researchers in Canada.

A full overview of my academic career can be found here.

I am fluent in digital marketing strategies and website development—I’ve built and managed over thirty blogs, newsletters, and websites for a variety of organizations. I have considerable training in and experience with content management tools, digital imaging, and SEO techniques, as well as desktop publishing and social medial management. My first-rate communication and digital production skills offer a unique advantage for those seeking effective communications outreach.

Sarah L. Veale

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

University of Toronto, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Honours

York University, 2015

Associate of Arts

Moraine Valley Community College, 2000

Project Management Professional (PMP) ®

Project Management Institute, 2024

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®

Project Management Institute, 2024

Certificate in Strategic Public Relations

University of Toronto, 2020

Certificate in Business & Consulting

York University, 2018

Certificate in Transcultural Approaches to Epigraphic and Archaeoloigcal Sources

Universität Göttingen, 2018

PhD Coursework

York University, 2017-18

Languages

Ancient Greek

English

German

Latin

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