Ursula Lawson | Manager, Programs & Development
Ursula has been with NSI since 2004 and is a manager of programs and development, working on many of NSI’s courses.
As program manager of CBC New Indigenous Voices (formerly NSI New Voices) and co-manager of NSI IndigiDocs, she has been instrumental in helping NSI develop and deliver culturally sensitive film and television training to emerging Aboriginal film and content creators.
In 2013 Ursula was honoured to receive the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Circle of Inspiration award along with colleagues Lisa Meeches and Melissa Kajpust for their contribution to the CBC New Indigenous Voices course.
Ursula previously managed the NSI Aboriginal Journalism pilot program; coordinated NSI Global Marketing, NSI Totally Television, NSI Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative and NSI Pitch to Win! She is also secretary of the NSI Board of Directors.
Prior to working at the National Screen Institute, Ursula held management positions in both the hospitality and healthcare industries.
Ursula can be found in her kitchen for 48 hours straight preparing intricate meals for her friends and family with the assistance of loud music, a few cocktails and some choice swear words … she considers it a labour of love.
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