UIF’s Media Mentoring provides media education through in-person and virtual workshops. Our media mentors bring extensive industry experience to help students and educators master writing, branding, video production, and social media. Media workshops can be customized for high school and college classrooms.
UIF’s Media Mentoring team provides media consulting to entrepreneurs and nonprofits who want to refine their message, branding, and multimedia offerings.
Master the Media
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be priceless. The next time you watch a video, ask yourself whether it’s enaging, memorable, and educational. Video production is a craft, and the best videomakers are often great storytellers. Here’s a sizzle reel to show off some of our videography, graphic design, and editing skills.
Find out how our Media Curriculum can bring these skills to your classroom.
Curriculum for Educators & Students
UIF’s Media Mentoring Curriculum covers writing and storyboarding, to filming, editing, animation, and graphic design. Find out how we can customize the curriculum for your educational goals.
Media Consulting for Entrepreneurs
From branding to social media marketing strategies… keeping up with the constant changes to various platforms can be tricky. Our media professionals can help you navigate this world and guide you in the best methods to promote your brand effectively.
At UIF we love to keep track of everything we do, especially the videos we create. We produce video content on a daily basis for UIF-related programs or for our partner schools and other nonprofits. Here’s how we did in 2021.
mentoring videos produced
mentoring hours granted
Media Workshops hosted
Meet the team of Media Mentors with UIF and UIF REC Studio
Chief Communications Officer
Lucy brings more than 20 years of journalism and strategic communications management to UIF. Most recently, she designed and launched UIF REC Studio, to mentor local entrepreneurs and students. Fore more than 15 years, Lucy worked as a reporter and anchor in Canada for CTV News, Corus Entertainment, and CBC News in Toronto – Canada’s largest media market – where she covered local and national stories. Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University. She says, her high school English Media teacher encouraged her to pursue a career in Journalism.
Mike brings more than 25 years of experience in many disciplines of Graphic Design to UIF. He has worked in video production within the healthcare, nonprofit, and technology industries and enjoys sharing his design knowledge with the UIF community. Mike holds a BA in Graphic Design from Drexel University. He says, the owner of a local animation company mentored him in traditional design methods. In exchange, Mike taught him newer digital methods.