Mareen O'Connor

I graduated in 2007 with an MA in Applied Language Studies, with a focus on French immersion, core French studies, and writing (through my Teaching Assistantship at the Writing Tutorial Service). Following my degree, I worked at Algonquin College as an instructor in the Language Institute and as a Research Associate at Carleton University on a study on language retention and motivation in the Canadian Public Service language training programs. With the experience I gained in qualitative and quantitative research at SLALS, I became a consultant with the University of Ottawa where I collected data on the communication and teamwork of health care teams and even had the opportunity to conduct observations in an operating room. Since then, I have continued to collect and analyze data, as well as manage research projects, and I am currently a Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada. My 2 years in the MA program exceeded my very high expectations and were some of my favorite years thus far. The excellent and supportive Faculty, course content, and exceptional environment made it an unforgettable learning experience.

(Last updated: 12 September, 2012)