Communication Alumni Talks

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Humanitarian Communication: From protecting children to the Syrian refugee crisis

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Arts is pleased to welcome lifelong humanitarian Dominique Hyde for a bilingual virtual lecture.

University of Ottawa Communication alumna (’93), Dominique Hyde is the Director of External Relations at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


When: Monday, March 22, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Virtual event via ZOOM


Free admission. Registration required.

The event is bilingual.

Dominique Hyde


Ms. Dominique Hyde, Director of External Relations at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

She is responsible for partnerships with governments, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector, as well as communications and advocacy, in support of the UN Refugee Agency’s protection and assistance programmes. Dominique began her career working for the Canadian Government (Senate, House of Commons and Ministry of Foreign Affairs). She later joined the International Organization for Migration in Haiti.

From 1997 to 2010, she worked for the United Nations World Food Programme where she held different positions in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Iraq, Italy and Nepal. In September 2010, Dominique joined UNICEF as Representative for Jordan and in late 2013, she moved to New York as the Deputy Director of the Public Partnership Division. In 2017, she joined the World Health Organization as the Director for Strategic Engagement at their HQ in Switzerland, before joining UNHCR as the Director of External Relations in January 2019.

Dominique has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Master Courses in Economics at the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Ottawa, Canada.


This lecture is part of the Communication Alumni Talks of the Faculty of Arts.

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