Tim was attracted to the media at Queen’s, working at the Journal, Golden Words, and CFRC, including broadcasting Golden Gaels football games during their national championship run in 1978. That interest directed him to Western for an MA (Journalism) then on to a career as a radio/TV reporter and anchor for stations in several cities across Canada.
He joined the public relations industry in the late 1980s and moved into corporate communications with global pharmaceutical companies before opening his own consultancy in 2001. His work included media and crisis communications, employee motivation, and corporate reputation. A personal interest in volunteering and philanthropy led him to senior national fundraising positions at such charities as Canadian Youth Business Foundation and Junior Achievement of Canada. He is recently retired but still active in fundraising.
His oldest son and three of his siblings also graduated from Queen’s, and the family sponsors an undergraduate scholarship as a tribute to the value of the school in their lives. Tim is married with two children.