Institute Administration

Christine Ramsden

Christine Ramsden is the Administrative Assistant for ICFAR. Christine started her career at The University of Western Ontario in 1997 as an Undergraduate Assistant in the Faculty of Science, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. In 2000, she moved to the Faculty of Engineering into a brand new program – Biomedical Engineering. Christine worked with the founding members of Biomedical Engineering, a graduate program spanning three Faculties at Western: Engineering, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as well as Health Sciences. Her role involved administrative responsibilities associated with BME as well as establishing and maintaining the program’s first website, developing recruitment materials such as brochures and posters. After a year in this position Christine had an opportunity to share her acquired skills while gaining new experience through a promotion to an Administrative Assistant position in the Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Office. In this role, Christine had many responsibilities, including, for example, serving as payroll coordinator for the Faculty, while being the front-line contact for people to the Faculty and the Dean’s Office. After 8 years in the Dean’s Office, Christine was excited to join the brand new Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) team as Administrative Assistant, in April 2009.

Christine’s role at ICFAR continues to develop her career. She is the first line of contact for visitors, students, staff and faculty to the facility. In addition, she is also responsible for all facilities maintenance and safety at ICFAR, from fork lift operator to first aid administrator. A significant portion of Christine’s time is spent providing administrative support to the $8.7 M Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation Network for Green Energy, Fuels and Chemicals (ABIN), which is managed through ICFAR. Christine coordinates large meetings, report compilations and responds to enquiries relating to this multi-institutional program. For both ICFAR and ABIN, Christine serves as webmaster and assists with communications initiatives. Christine provides back-up support to ICFAR and ABIN’s Financial Administrative Assistant.


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