Dawn joined the Waterloo community in 2010, having previously lived in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, with a common theme being her passion for each city’s library system. An avid public library supporter, Dawn worked at Toronto Public Library before heading to Waterloo.

As Director, Marketing and Brand at University of Waterloo, Dawn’s main area of focus is to help build the University’s global brand awareness and reputation. Prior experience includes leadership roles at Toronto Public Library, Tourism British Columbia, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Charlton + Company Design and as a marketing consultant. Dawn is a Carleton University graduate in Communications/Journalism and is a champion of open, authentic and compassion-based engagement in all aspects of work and life.

Living in Uptown Waterloo, Dawn and her partner Sue are actively involved in a number of organizations, including Knox Waterloo, and enjoy their ability to walk almost everywhere including to WPL’s Main Library. Other passions include travelling, with their most recent adventures in Ireland and Iceland.

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Dawn Charlton
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