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Some of
Georges Lessard's
Professional
Work Experience


Updated July 2004

MEDIA SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT - Arviat, Nunavut. Set up the media production facility with the necessary equipment to create any media (analogue & digital) necessary to deliver curricular programs to the K-12 teachers of the Nunavut school system. Produced publications and digital media of many kinds in Inuktitut and English. October 1999 / January, 2004

DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRAINER

MEDIA ACTION INTERNATIONAL - Geneva, Switzerland. Created and presented a 12-day workshop (in country) on "The use of e-mail and the internet for Rwandan journalists at the National University of Rwanda, Butare as part of a UNESCO journalism training project. Summer 2001

TV PRODUCTION & JOURNALISM TRAINER

INUVIALUIT COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY Inuvik, N.W.T. Trained TV staff in all aspects of production, journalism and management. February 1999 - July 1999

FREELANCE CONSULTANT

Montreal, Quebec. Worked in a variety of settings on short-term projects. October 1997 - January 1999

MEDIA PLANNER - VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS (VSO Canada) for Gram Vikas, Orissa, India. Posted to this rural development NGO to establish a media facility to document its field work and create training software for its staff; advise on the purchase of appropriate hardware; and train staff in the operation of audio, video & photgraphic hardware. October 1996 / September 1997.

FOREIGN EXPERT - COPY EDITOR

CHINA DAILY GROUP, Beijing, People's Republic of China, copy editing & polishing stories written by Chinese reporters and editors for the only English language educational "21st Century" publication distributed across China. March 1995 / August 1995

LECTURER

COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS, Nassau, Bahamas, lecturing & hands on training of Journalism & Communications majors in Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Photojournalism, Business Communications and Introduction to Interpersonal & Small Group Communications. August 1990 / August 1992

INSTRUCTOR

ARCTIC COLLEGE, Inuvik, N.W.T., video production & an animation / graphics workshop for the their students of media production. February /March 1989

MEDIA PRODUCTION TRAINER

INUVIALUIT COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, Inuvik, N.W.T., Teaching all aspects of research, scripting, content and production. April-1988/January 1989

MEDIA OPERATIONS CONSULTANT

TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), Assisted management recognize & deal with problems radio & tv production, management & personnel. November 1987 / March 1988

MEDIA PRODUCTION - TRAINER NEWS UNIT

TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec),Training a news production team in the operation of multi-camera studio & mobile production equipment. August / October 1987

RADIO PRODUCTION TRAINER

TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec),Taught radio production; improvement of broadcast quality; acquisition of outside program material & management. February / May 1986

MEDIA PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT TRAINER

TAQRAMIUT NIPINGAT INC., Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec): Taught all aspects of media production, scripting, construction and content & management at an Inuit owned and operated broadcast centre. August 1981 / March 1982

INSTRUCTOR AUDIO & VIDEO

APPEL FARM ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE, Elmer, New Jersey, U.S.A. Taught audio & video production. 06 / 08-1989

MANAGER & TRAINER OF VOLUNTEERS

ROGERS CABLE TV, Toronto, Ontario Taught all aspects of community TV production & managed the volunteer corps of Canada's largest access station. 09-1978/02-1979

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CONSULTANT & AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN

CHATEAUGUAY VALLEY REGIONAL PROTESTANT SCHOOL BOARD Ormstown, Quebec. Responsible for the day to day operations; the software, hardware & installation of capital equipment; maintenance & repair of all equipment; support services for about 125 high school and elementary schools teachers & their students in this 6 school organization. July 1976 / June 1978

SENIOR AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN

VANIER COLLEGE Snowdon Campus, Montreal, Quebec, Managed a multi-media production centre; created classroom audio-visuals & instructed the use & production of video, super 8, audio and black & white photography. July-1974 / August-1976 (This campus is now closed)

MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT

THE SENIOR CITIZENS' FORUM, Montreal, Quebec. Prepared and distributed information for the senior citizens of Montreal. 1970 / 1972





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RUMBLESPHINX.....
.... the info sheet for my award winning video...
"LUCAYA REVISITED" CANDLELIGHT VIGIL took place under the patronage of
Their Excellencies, Sir Clifford Darling, Governor General of the Bahamas and Lady Darling, on the grounds of their residence, Government House, Nassau, the Bahamas.
China Daily, Beijing, People's Republic of China....
.... this is the link for one of the Official Publications (propaganda rags) of the Chinese government
VSO Canada enables men and women to work in poorer countries
alongside people in order to share skills, build capabilities and promote international understanding and action in pursuit of a more equitable world.
Vanier College (CEGEP) Montreal, Quebec.
Their mission is to make pre-university, professional and technological education accessible, while maintaining the highest possible standard of teaching and learning.
Media Resources Tech. at Vanier College (CEGEP) Montreal, Quebec.
This is is the job description I worked under at Vanier College's Snowdon Campus
Appel Farm Arts & Music Centre
...... Elmer New Jersey USA
Taqramuit Nipingat Inc.
The Inuit Radio & TV Broadcaster for Nunavut, Arctic Quebec
Television Northern Canada.... Celebrating 15 years of indigeneous people's programming
Many languages and many cultures sharing an open transponder on an Anik satellite.. (including Taqramuit Nipingat Inc.)