Bio (Kate Hildebrandt)
Communication and Culture, Environment and Sustainability
Kate Hildebrandt is a writer, communicator and educator with more than 30 years of experience. In addition to teaching with Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program, she works at the University of Victoria as a communications officer for the Faculty of Human and Social Development and writes web content on a freelance basis for various clients. Hildebrandt is currently studying online to earn a certificate in social media marketing.
Hildebrandt has served as a writer and communicator within the government, business and non-profit sectors in BC, Alberta and Yukon Territory. She has also worked for national entities such as the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Habitat for Humanity. These days, you may find her interviewing scholars or profiling students at UVic, coaching BAPC grads on their writing or website development here at Royal Roads or writing web content for various ministries with the BC Government. Hildebrandt’s background as a stage actor lends well to teaching and event management. Mostly she is impossibly curious and thrives on the diversity of a flexible, creative career.
Hildebrandt received the BC Medical Association’s Gold Award in the employee health category for her work with the BC Public Service Agency in 2009. She was awarded two honours from the International Association of Business Communicators (Alberta): the Award of Excellence in publications for her work with Alberta Power in 1999 and the Silver Leaf Award for her work with the Alberta Cancer Board in 1992.
Hildebrandt holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Hons) from Langara College (1975). She studied business administration through the University of Alberta’s Continuing Studies department (1983), earned a Magazine Publishing Certificate (Hons) from the Banff Centre (1998) and a Small Business Development Certificate from Service Canada (1996).