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Meg McNeil

Meg McNeil

Residence Life Advisor

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Residence Life Advisor at Memorial University

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Residence Life Advisor

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St. Francis Xavier University

Peer Mentorship Coordinator

• Coordinated 85 student mentors with placements in residence buildings on campus
• Oversaw weekly clinical supervision and advised mentors in a number of areas such as student referrals, response to at-risk students, balancing academics and extra-curriculars
• Coordinated advanced mentorship placements throughout various campus departments and within the Antigonish community
• Monitored on-line documentation systems as required by grant funding
• Worked as part of a team to maintain student well-being during a faculty strike
• Provided recommendations for the future direction of the program upon the expiration of funding

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St. Francis Xavier University

Student Life Assistant

• Implemented a first year transition program to assist in the development of freshmen students
• Assisted in the development and finalization of the Event Risk Assessment Policy
• Developed and hosted a student leadership forum attended by 250 student leaders with workshops covering cultural diversity, communication skills and balancing a leadership lifestyle
• Assisted the Director, Student Life with daily tasks and projects

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St. Francis Xavier University Students' Union

Vice President Student Relations

• Independently trained, managed and evaluated a team of 30 residence-based student staff
• Managed a budget of over $100,000
• Acted as a liaison between House Presidents and other departments on campus
• Responded to major incidents and challenges on campus in partnership with the Residence Life Team
• Assisted the Residence Life Coordinators with duty rounds during high-traffic events such as homecoming and house hockey cups
• Mediated conflict between residence leaders or student groups, maintaining the mutual goal of overall student well-being
• Conducted an analysis to address employee accountability issues which led to a more formal and consistent hiring process
• Worked independently and within a team to develop a three year strategic plan for the organization
• Key contributor to the planning and execution of Orientation Week
• Member of: food service liaison committee, risk assessment committee (co-chair), campus affairs committee (chair), strategic planning committee, executive board

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Summer Student

St. Francis Xavier University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Development Studies and Economics