STORYTIME WITH JO-ANNE RAY
Every MPubber, and every member of Publishing@SFU knows Jo-Anne. She’s been involved with MPub since it’s inception and the program has, in multiple ways, been built into what it is now through her consistent efforts.
We wouldn’t be here if not for Jo-Anne and no MPub anniversary is complete without her and her hilarious stories. So we took an afternoon to chat and have immortalized some of her terrific tales for you here.
Highlights include the horrific mismatching of attire, some unjust manhandling, a CCTV’d party, and six layers of American jeans.
A transcript of these stories is available here.
I Found Myself Doing Some Cross-Border Counselling
Some adventures with Canadian Border Services before coming to SFU.
It Was a Long and Torturous Route
The road that led to working in the SFU publishing department.
Let’s Just Say the Party Wasn’t Limited to Particular Hours
How does beer end up in a filing cabinet, forgotten for months?
The Octopus of the Giller Award
You can bet on Jo-Anne to know these things.
But I Wasn’t Wearing a Contrasting Element Up Top
Sometimes, sweaty feet are a sacrifice you have to make for fashion.
Anniversaries of the Pre-COVID Past
Let’s reminisce about publishing parties until we can have another!
Jo-Anne Said We Could Stay As Long as We Put Our Beer Away!
There are no rules if Jo-Anne says it’s okay.
There Is A Man of Scruffy Appearance and Dubious Demeanor
Jo-Anne exercises her newfound security know-how.