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Sonia Vani

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Director, Member Engagement and Communications
Sonia Vani is a bilingual communications strategist, digital content producer, and a team leader.

Over the past twenty years, she has applied her skills in leadership, storytelling, communications planning and strategic positioning to the advancement of education, culture, civic responsibility and sustainability. Before joining the Federation, Sonia managed a communications and marketing team at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences where she focused specifically on highlighting the contributions of members of the Social Sciences community through the production and management of content and events.

Her background in journalism and in teaching allowed her to build a parallel career as a communications consultant. Her public and private workshops focus primarily on the management of adversity, on organizational change, and on setting/understanding expectations in a culture of service excellence. Sonia’s content has appeared through traditional and non-traditional media platforms ranging from newspapers, radio and television to videos and blogs.

Sonia holds a Master's in Media Studies as well as degrees in Education, Communications and General Arts.