Stéphanie Plante, Program Coordinator

Stéphanie Plante, (@specialballot on Twitter) was born and raised in Tecumseh, Ontario and has an MA from the University of Windsor. Before starting with CIPS, she spent 10 years involved in election planning, delivery, and assessments. She was a 2016 Arctic Fellow and a collaborator on a SSHRC study investigating the impact of digital technology on Indigenous communities.  She has volunteered in the past with VDay Ottawa and is the Francophone Liaison with Twice Upon a Time and Take Me Outside. .

Her most important job is being a mother to Ian, 8-years-old and in 2017, she became a surrogate mother to Martina. She enjoys podcasts, cooking, yoga and Beyoncé.

Her writings have been featured in Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, the New FamilyHarness and the Ottawa Public Library Blog Series.

Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr, Senior Editor

Dr. Ruth Bradley-St- Cyr is a writer, editor, and publisher, a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, and an independent researcher of Canadian publishing history. She teaches essay writing and Canadian film; runs her own writing, editing, and translation business; and edits for Archivaria and the Journal of Learning Analytics. She has worked in publishing since 1989 and is currently the Editor of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Her special section, “The Future University Press in Canada” was published by the Journal of Scholarly Publishing in January 2018. She is currently at work on a book about the sale of The Ryerson Press, the Royal Commission on Book Publishing, and their effects on Canadian cultural policy.

Ellory Vincent, CIPS Program Assistant

Ellory is from Ottawa, Ontario and is studying international development and globalization with a minor in economics. After graduation plans on going to law school to study trade law. Ellory loves volunteering with CIPS and has a broad interest in international affairs. In her spare time Ellory enjoys cross country running and playing with her pet rabbit Flossy.

Mariah Sylvester, CIPS Program Assistant

Mariah is from Tecumseh, Ontario. She is studying international development and globalization with a minor in women’s studies. She is passionate about understanding the specific challenges of women in the developing world. In her spare time she loves playing euchre with her roommates, and cuddling with her cats, Shadow and Lumi.