Vivian Giang, MA
Communications & Grant Strategist / Event Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
- (780) 492-1436
6-203 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 StEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
Grad Research Asst Fellowship, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Area of Study / Keywords
Geotechnical Centre Grant Writing Communications Events
Vivian is a communications professional with a passion for communicating and engaging with people and communities. At the University of Alberta, she assists in securing research funding through coordinating, writing and revising grant proposals and organizing government funding agency site visits; organizes and promotes special events (e.g., conferences, short courses, workshops and seminars); and creates connections between the University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre and the wider community.
Vivian is also pursuing interdisciplinary doctoral studies (anthropology & engineering) through the University of Alberta’s Future Energy Systems research initiative as a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS-D Scholar (2019-22), Fulbright alumna (2021-22) and National Geographic Explorer (2022-23). Her doctoral research aims to inform and develop equitable community engagement processes and communication frameworks for approaching renewable energy development responsibly and sustainably while respecting Indigenous rights. Vivian serves as Past President of the United Nations Association in Canada Edmonton Branch, and she was an Action Canada/Public Policy Forum Fellow (2019-20). Vivian previously studied at MacEwan University (Alberta), Royal Roads University (British Columbia), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Germany) and Kyushu Women’s University (Japan).