Parks Canada’s Camille Girard-Ruel will be the guest speaker at CEMA’s first meeting for 2016.
It will be held on Thursday, February 4, at Ryerson University’s TransMedia Zone, 80 Gould Street, starting at 7 p.m.
Girard-Ruel holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Ottawa University, and a master’s degree in heritage conservation from the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University.
For the past six years Girard-Ruel has been on the staff of Parks Canada. Initially she was a member of the “National Brand” team. However, she is now the external relations manager for Georgian Bay and the Ontario East Field Unit, based in Midland.
Prior to joining Parks Canada Girard-Ruel worked in Rome for ICCROM — the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.
She has also worked at Canada’s National Trust in the areas of heritage development and cultural resource management.
In 2011 Girard-Ruel was honoured by the Canadian Marketing Association, and presented with a Certificate in Integrated Branding. A year later, she was awarded the Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding public service.