Laura Barron

Laura Barron

Manager (acting)
Digital Communications and Content Management

It’s all about the story. Stories help us share, empathize and connect with each other. And stories are essential to my experience as a life-long student, reader and writer.

I was thrilled to come home to St. John’s in 2011 to work with the communications team at Memorial. Following seven years living in Toronto, and working in communications roles with Luminato (one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts festivals in the world), and with Soulpepper, (North America’s only year-round, professional repertory theatre company), I'd gained a passion for communicating the stories of outstanding organizations that inspire – and are inspired by – our communities.

And I’m so very happy to be home. The main characters in my story are my family, friends and my impressive, creative colleagues who make Newfoundland a special place to be.

Education, personal development and community engagement are the tenets of Memorial that I’m inspired by every day. Always learning, I’ve earned a Strategic Public Relations certificate at the University of Toronto, and I’m working on a PhD in English Language and Literature at Memorial. I’m also thankful to have completed the MA and BA programs in English at Memorial.

My particular area of academic and creative interest is Canadian drama, and I’m working on a one-act play. I’m a member of the inaugural Playwrights Unit at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre.


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