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Sarah Grindlay

ESYD Communications Coordinator | B.A. English, Writing, Professional Writing

Pronouns: she/her


As the Communications Coordinator for the ESYD project, Sarah is responsible for web, print, and social media communications strategy for the Employment Strategy for Youth with Disabilities. In February 2023, she created the ESYD's new website and branding guidelines. Sarah brings over ten years of experience as a writer, editor, manager, and team-builder, and six years as a UVic employee. She is a UVic alumna (‘15), a person with invisible disability, and proud member of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with distinction, specializing in English, Writing and Professional Writing. She is currently completing her certificates in both Editing and Plain Language Writing through Simon Fraser University. In her spare time, Sarah is a dog mom, an amateur potter, a writer of fiction and poetry, and an unsuccessful but enthusiastic gardener.


I acknowledge that I live and work on the lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. I have called this home for 11 years, since moving from the lands of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation. I benefit from the Douglas Treaties, which were designed to remove Indigenous peoples’ property rights. I would not be here if not for this injustice. I am committed to de-colonializing my work and social practices to build safer spaces for Indigenous youth and colleagues, using my privilege to support Indigenous voices, and continuing to build relationship with the place I call home.

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