Alec Ruest is in his final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Université de St. Boniface, the University of Manitoba’s satellite campus and the only French-language university in the province. Currently working with Guest Services at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Alec’s work experience has been in a range of industries—from hospitality and secondary education to banking and insurance—and has recently included volunteer stints with Reel Pride Film Fest, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Totally OutRight Winnipeg, and the University’s Academic Integrity Committee. Regardless of organization, his roles have often explored the recurring themes of procedural development and logistical organization while working both independently and in groups. When not juggling his work, school, and community commitments, Alec spends his time messing around in the kitchen, escaping the city to go camping, catching as many local events and performances as possible, and trying very hard to resist the temptations of hibernating through the Winnipeg winter. A NextUp generation 2015 participant, Alec hopes to find a niche in the fundraising, grant writing and revenue generating fields of community industry. You can reach him at Alec.C.Ruest (at) gmail (dot) com or on LinkedIn @alecruest
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