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Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A. (Psychology), B.A. (Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm. (Honours), B.A. (Italian)
 
magna cum laude
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Seaton House, 403-339 George St.arrow
Toronto, ON  M5A 2N2
ken@eh-ok.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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University Educationarrow

in the top 5% of the university population

Carleton University
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Certificate for Teaching English as a Second
_______Language
(1996 - )

University of Ottawa
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B.Ed. Francophone Programme (1995 - 1996)
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B.A. (Psychology), B.A. (Spanish), B.Adm.,
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B.Comm. (Honours), B.A. (Italian) magna cum laude

Cité collégiale
- Software Troubleshooting Certificate, 1993

Control Data Institute
- Office Automation Diploma, 1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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University Language Coursesarrow
- Italian (degree), Spanish (degree), and German
_______
(advanced)


_______(Spanish, El Instituto de Cultura hispanica,
________Madrid, Spain, Summers '75, '76)


- Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin, Latin, and
_______Greek (classical)
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Modern Language Awardarrow
The Embassy of Italy Award
for the highest standing in Italian, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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University Extracurricular Activitiesarrow
- member of the fencing club
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accredited ACUC scuba diver member of
_______the
scuba club
- r
esource person for Foreign Student Advisor
_______
and international students
-
Council of Undergraduate Studies student
_______represent
ative: 2-year term

- member of a number of modern language
_______clubs
: Spanish, German,
Chinese,
_______and Korean


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Computer Skillsarrow
- Certificat de Spécialiste en dépannage de logiciels
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(Software Trouble-shooting Specialist Certificate),
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1993, Cité collégiale
- Algonquin College Workshops:
nternet, Ventura
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Desktop Publishing, Harvard Graphics, AccPac
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(1991-199
4)
- worked in Lotus Notes, DOS, NOS, Banyan Vines,
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OS/2, Macintosh, and Windows 3.x/95/98/ME/XP
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familiar with: MS Mail, Shark Mail, SmallTalk,
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Lotus Organizer,Corel Office, MS Office, Lotus
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Suite, Corel Web.Graphics Suite, Microsoft Front
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Page, DreamWeaver, ...
- University computer courses:
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Structured Fortran, APL, and Unix



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Office Automation Skillsarrow
- Office Automation Specialist, 1988, Control
_______Data Institute

- maintaining an electronic mail log

- dicta typing, taking shorthand, drafting
_______correspondence,
and recording
_______minutes
- processing travel/expense forms, organizing
_______conference calls,
making hotel and
_______travel arrangements, maintaining
_______office equipment

- filing, faxing, metering mail, using courier
_______services,
ordering office supplies,
_______moving work stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Communication Abilitiesarrow
- awarded the Christopher Leadership public speaking pin
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bilingual editorial/copy writing, bilingual proofreading, and
_______multilingual translation
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university "A" grade in Greek (classical), Latin, Mandarin,
_______Arabic, Portuguese, and French grammar
- did the Public Service Alliance of Canada Union Steward 
                 Course, March 1985

              Note: single-handedly got the union on  
                         
Parliament Hill in 1984 with PSAC  
                         
union organizer, Yolande Viau.

- publication of my letters to the editor in top high-tech 
  magazines in Canada and the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interpersonal Skillsarrow
- high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty while
_______working well alone with minimum supervision
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an obliging team member with a good sense of
_______
humour and a positive attitude

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Analytical Abilityarrow
- can do archival work, research, and critical syncretic
_______analysis of findings as well as develop processes
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can apply the general accounting principles to resident
_______and non-resident tax returns

 

 



 

 


 

 



 

 



 

 

 

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Job Historyarrow
author of  http://www.eh-ok.ca and
http://www.speedwriting-shop.com 
(March 2007-2008)

cable modem and Internet connectivity troubleshooter
at the Road Runner National Help Desk, later trained
for Time Warner Business Class
National Help Desk
at Convergys (January 2006 - July 2006)


data entry,
Elections Canada (January 2006)

bilingual phone interviewer
and shopping mall
intercept interviewer for the marketing research
firm, GPC Research (January 2002 – November 2005)

part-time bilingual telemarketer selling extended
warranties, VAC Services (September 2001 -
July 2003)

part-time French phone interviewer, NBA Com-
munications (September - October 2001)

part-time bilingual telemarketer at the National
Arts Gallery, Artsmarketing Services Inc. (August –
September 2001) and at the National Art Centre
(Senior Sales Representative level) (January –
June 1998)

author of  http://www.k-x-4u.com (February 2001)

bilingual Presario technical support specialist,
Compaq Call Centre (January - February 2001)

bilingual information officer, Elections Canada
Call Centre (October - November 2000)

resource person, executive secretary, word
processor
: worked in 20+ Government Depart-
ments on 70+ temp assignments with 15 temp
agencies and the Public Service Commission
as well as the Ottawa Catholic School Board
(1988 -2000)

bilingual customer service agent, dealt expertly
with irate customers, logged calls using "Re-
medy", solved billing problems using "Sub-
scriber", offered suggestions on improving
service, Bell Sympatico High Speed Edition
Service (September 1999 – February 2000)


among the first 16 bilingual tech sales agents

to sell the Bell Sympatico High Speed Edition
(DSL) Service, (A “top-performing” salesman.)
(Initially trained as a
Sympatico Internet Help
Desk Agent
.) (November 1998 - September 1999)

database manager and admin. assistant for
Toronto conference, Medical Research Coun-
cil of Canada (October 1998)


bilingual radio/tv program-summarizer, Bow-
dens Media Monitoring Ltd. (April – June 1998)


database builder: created an Excel 200+ record
database, Canadian Biotechnology Strategy
Task Force, Industry Canada (February 1998)

bilingual information officer, Postal Strike Con-
tingencies Services, Inquiries Canada (Fall 1997)


event organizer and minutes recorder for a 20-
person federal-provincial teleconference, Sex-
ually Transmitted Diseases Section, Health
Canada (Fall 1997)

project resource person for the Industrial En-
gineering Receptacle Analysis Project, Canada
Post (Summer 1997)

part-time telephone agent, third-party verifica-
tion for Bell Canada, IBM-ISM (1995 - 1996)


seasonal CR-4 verification clerk, processed non-
resident income tax forms using the taxation oper-
ation manual (TOM), International Taxation Office
(January – June, 1992 - 1994)

first editor of Ph.D. business articles, Canadian
Federation of Deans of Management and Admin-
istrative Studies (Winter 1990)


car salesman, Mont Bleu Ford, Hull, Quebec
(November - December 1987)


archivist (reduced archival duplication in all 4
vaults),
Senate Committee research assistant
(indexed the Senate Speaker's rulings from
1900 till 1984),
messenger, Page, and Chief
Page, Senate of Canada (1975 - 1984)

receptionist, security guard, barman, and office
boy - part-time, University of Ottawa (1972 - 1981)

farm hand, picked cucumbers for the Van 
Esbroeks, Hensall, ON (August 1977)


special assistant to Richard Beatty, Special
Human Resources Programs Officer, and
pro-
gram coordinator of the National CIDA Trainee
Orientation/Reception Program, Canadian In-
ternational Development Agency, (CIDA)
(Summers 1974 - 1976)

guardsman, did boot-camp (General Military
Training) at Petawawa, Governor General's
Foot Guards' Drill Corps (Summer 1973)

boilermaker helper, in Falconbridge, ON
for Catalytic Enterprises, Sarnia (August - 
September 1972)

usher, weekend janitor, Odeon movie theatre,arrow
North Bay, ON, (June 1971 - June 1972)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Jobsarrow
French dicta typist, Open Skies Conference


editor: edited the Park Canada's Comptroller's
bilingual directives

 
minutes recorder: for corporations, condomin-
iums, and volunteer organizations


desktop publisher: produced a high school sum-
mer course brochure with WordPerfect 5.1 and
reformatted the Canadian Coast Guard manual
with Microsoft Word 6.0; prepared Canada Post's
bilingual franchise manual for desktop publishing.


questionnaire designer: designed a questionnaire
to evaluate 4 bids regarding the development of a
national doctoral business program for Canadian
Federation of Deans of Management and Adminis-
trative Studies


study designer: developed an air travel usage
measurement study for Industry, Trade, and
Technology Branch, Forestry Canada

certification process developer: designed a
5-step super-mail box supplier certification
process for Quality Control Department,
Canada Post



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hobbiesarrow
- developing the K+ info Web-kits
- promoting the K
+ Web-resume Hosting Service
_______at the K
+ website, http://www.k-x-4u.com
- working on the K
+ Steno-course, the K+ Steno-
_______game, and the K
+ Steno-kit

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learning Unix, C, Java, JavaScript, HTML,
_______and XML

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following high-tech developments in the PC and
_______Internet sectors

- doing linguistic research into "flash" learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Athleticsarrow
- enjoy running, swimming, cycling, and light weight training
- took kayak course given by Algonquin College, Ottawa, Summer 1993

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information Technology Seminarsarrow
Attended:
- "Transforming service in the on demand era",
______ IBM Linux, Ottawa, September 2003
- PeopleSoft On Tour Canada 2002, June 2002
- SunONE Services On Demand Roadshow,
______ May 2002
- The Ottawa Macromedia Flash MX Seminar,
______ April 2002
- IBM e-Business Breakaway Tour, November 2001
- Oracle e-Business Now Seminar/Workshop,
______ November 2001
- Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Seminar, May 2001
- The CISCO Internet Business Review, May 2000
- Novell's eNetWorking 2000, January 2000
- Data General Thin Client Computing Thinknow
_______June '99 Symposium
- Adobe June '99 InDesign Premiere for Designers
- Corel Roadshow '99 featuring WordPerfect
______ Office 2000 and CorelDRAW 9, June 1999
- Microsoft Office 2000 June '99 Product Launch
- Information Builders eBusiness Seminar '99,
______ May 1999
- Novell's "NetWorking 99", January 1999
- The Ottawa June '98 Object Store workshop
______ by Object Design
- The Adobe Canada June '98 Publishing Seminar
- Novell's "Networking 98" featuring Border
______ Manager, June 1998
- The 1998 Lotus Ottawa Messaging Summit,
______ May 1998
- Oracle Data Warehouse Symposium, June 1997
- The WRQ TCP/IP Workshop, May 1997
- IBM Visual Age, April 1997
- Adaptive Networking by Bay Networks, First
______ Virtual Corporation, Microsoft, and
______ USWEB, March 1997
- Switches by Bay Networks, January 1997
- Lotus Suite 97, June 1996
- IBM Warp 4.0, April 1995
- Visix Cross-platform, May 1994

- Corel Corporation software seminars


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Volunteer Positionsarrow
- campaigned door-to-door for my liberal MP
_and classmate,
Mauril Bélanger, Elections 97

- founding member of the Sandy Hill Com-
_munity Economic
Development Group
_(1993 - 1995)

- PC World Online Advisory Council member (1997 - )

- founding member and membership co-or-
_dinator of
TOMUG, The Ottawa Microsoft
_User
Group
(1995 - 1996)

H.U.G.O. Helpful User Group of Ottawa PC club (1994 - 1999)
-
Webmaster
- publicity agent
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program director
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Web site designer
- sole news bulletin designer, 
  author, and publisher of
"H.U.G.O. News"

Re-engineered H.U.G.O. by ...
- creating a promotional kit

- designing a membership feedback 
  questionnaire

- developing the Web site to serve as
_a marketing
and communication tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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K+ Professional Services (1995 - )arrow
- edit resumes
- create websites
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offer personalized PC-Net training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 













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Catholicarrow
- altar boy, 1963 - 1971
- handy man, Holy Name Church, 1970 - 1971
- lector, Saint Joseph Church, Ottawa, 1979 - 1981
- parish council youth representative, Holy Name, 1970 - 1971
- founder of the University of Ottawa rosary group, 1978 - 1980
- taught by Resurrectionist priests, Scollard Hall, North Bay, 1967 - 1971
- 3rd degree Knight of Columbus,
  Champlain Council, council #: 1926, member #: 1861730, 1976


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 













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Primary/High Schoolarrow
Hearst Public School
(renamed Clayton Brown School), Hearst, ON

- won the chess trophy, 1967
- won the Lions Club Melvin Jones trophy, 1967
- did 4 years of piano with Mrs. Girard - my aunt's
  sister - at noon from Monday to Friday

Scollard Hall (North Bay College)
(private Catholic boys' school) (Grades 9 - 12), North Bay, ON
- member of the UN club run by Fr. Conderi
- ran cross-country, trainer: Fr. Fox
- represented Scollard Hall in the Jeunes Voyageurs
  Program, Summer 1971: spent a week on Vancouver Island
- member of YACMAR (Youth Across Canada helping the Mentally
  Handicapped): participated in the daffodil fund campaign and in
  the social activities with members of the small freak community
  of North Bay
- helped in the delivery of the Santa Fund Christmas baskets
  to the poor on Christmas Eve
- helped - for free - my brother and a friend, newspaper boys,
  with their paper routes


École secondaire Algonquin
(Grade 13), North Bay, ON
- provided records to be played in the cafeteria at lunch time
- had my poetry column in "La Bébite", ("The Bug"), the
  student paper
- did an exposition (with Michelle) of French-Canadian farm
  implements on bails of hay
- usher, weekend janitor, Odeon movie theatre, North Bay,
  ON, September 1971 - June 1972