Susan Vukadinovic
Here's who I am & what I do

I am a writer, school trustee, project consultant, and community volunteer. 

I was born in Australia, but I grew up in 1980s Edmonton. I have also lived in Poland, Ukraine, France, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan.


These days I am happy to be settled with my family in Calgary, which puts us only about an hour away from the fabulous hiking, biking and skiing in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.  ​ 

Here's what I'm up to now...


Public School Board Trustee

Orange Blossom

CBE Trustee

I was elected on October 18, 2021 and I am currently serving a four-year term as a  public school board trustee with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) - the largest and best school board in western Canada!

Pink Petals

The '21 Election Campaign

In the interest of transparency and to make it easier for voters to hold me accountable, you can find my 2021 election campaign website here.

My main campaign website contains a brief platform summary. A detailed version of my 2021 campaign platform is available here.

Group of White Flowers


My Writing: Good Beginnings

Free range play during the summer of COVID

The Seven Little Words

My piece "The seven little words I've been waiting my whole motherhood to say" appeared in The Globe and Mail, September 14, 2020. 


This story also ran on People First Radio, October 1-8, 2020, but if you missed it, it's not too late to catch a podcast of the interview. To hear more from People First Radio, check out CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, B.C. and CFMH local 107.3 FM in St. John, N.B.

Sleeping Baby

Baby Unremarkable

I'm just putting the finishing touches on a book-length manuscript.


It's a non-fiction "how to" based on my five years of experience with facilitating workshops for new moms.

If you'd like to read and give feedback on an advance review copy, give me a shout.

Radio Show

APrON Strings

I was a panelist at the online Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition Conference held October 29 & 30, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta.


The findings and presentations are now available online.


My Writing: Sad Endings


Tadeusz Lewcio

​Lives Lived piece

about Tadeusz Lewcio

January 29, 2021

Globe and Mail

Slavko Lepki

Slavko Lepki

​Lives Lived piece

about Slavko Lepki

March 15, 2017

Globe and Mail

Maria Sava as a young girl

Maria Sava

Lives Lived piece

about Maria Sava 

August 16, 2005

Globe and Mail

My Writing: Gimme More

Roses Welder

Out of Print

In 2005, I published an essay titled “Federalism and Multiculturalism in Canada” (Travaux de Recherche: Federalism, Constitutionalism and Good Governance in Multicultural Societies, PIFF, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2005)

My Resume



Research & analysis

Project management

Since 1997, I have done great project-specific/limited-term work for:

  • The Calgary Board of Education (CBE)

  • The United Way of Calgary & Alberta

  • The Government of Alberta (Edmonton)

  • Eurogas (Calgary)

  • Strike Energy Services (Calgary)

  • Cameco (Saskatoon)

  • Conoco Phillips (Calgary)

  • The City of Calgary 

  • Foundations for the Future Charter Academy (Calgary)

  • The Government of Quebec (Montreal)

  • The Cougar Ridge Residents Association (Calgary)

  • The Marda Loop Communities Association (Calgary)

  • Vacci-Test (Calgary)

  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) 

  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC)

  • The Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre (Saskatchewan)

  • The Pińczów Regional Arts & Community Centre (Poland)

  • The Global Change Game (southern Ontario)

  • The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) Committee (Red Deer)

  • The Red Deer Food Bank

  • The Central Alberta Women's Outreach Society (Red Deer)

  • The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (L'viv, Ukraine)

  • Friends of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Society (Edmonton)

  • La Leche League Canada (Calgary)

Board governance