Lori Lee Oates

Personal details







Memorial University of Newfoundland

M.Phil. (Humanities)  

Thesis Topic: New Age Religion: Shifting Patters of Religion in Late Capitalism


Memorial University of Newfoundland

Master of Arts (Political Science) 

Thesis Topic: Symes v. Regina [1994]: A Case Study in Feminist Judicial Action in Canada


Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and Sociology


Professional/research experience

September 2011 - December 2011:

Research Assistant

I worked with Dr. Alison Butler, author of Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magic. I assisted Dr. Butler in compiling a bibliography for her new research project on Dionne Fortune. 

April 2004 - August 2011:

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

I served as Director of Communications in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (2005-2011) and Department of Transportation and Works (2004-2005). I also maintained responsibilities for communications in Aboriginal Affairs (2004-2007). I was primarily responsible for media relations, with local, national, and international media and management of the speech writing process. Key issues included the Canadian seal hunt, lobbying the European Union on Canadian seafood tariffs, and creation of the Nunatsiavut aboriginal government in Labrador.I also participated in the ministerial briefing process and the preparation of briefing books and briefing notes. I was editor internal newsletters and responsible for internal communications with staff.  

June 2002 - April 2004:

Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association

I served as Director of Policy and Communications. I oversaw the preparation of NOIA membership directory and the NOIA Daily Bulletin. I was editor of NOIA News and managed the upkeep and maintenance of the web site. I was also responsible for IT. I managed the hiring process for communications staff and cooperative students. I managed a staff of up to six. 


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


North American Victorian Studies Association

Student Member


Society for the Study of French History

Committee member (post graduate representative) and student representative. 


British Association for Victorian Studies

Student Member


European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism

Student Member


Sociatas Magica

Student Member


International Association of Business Communications

I served as president, vice president of finance, and vice president of professional development on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of this international association. My year as president saw record levels of profit.