director of public relations, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Susan Emigh has been director of public relations for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for the past ten years, responsible for external and internal communications including media relations, as well as strategic planning and crisis and issues management. This follows 25 years at The Hamilton Spectator where her career moved along from reporter, copy editor, senior editor and newsroom administrator to director of research and development for the newspaper.
She has held leadership roles at the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Research Federation of the Newspaper Asssocation of America and she is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society. Her work, both in journalism and public relations, has won regional, national and international awards.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University and she is a student of the Master of Communications Management program at McMaster University.