About

Hey, I'm Tim. Thanks for stopping by.

By day I consult for clients on communications, mobility and strategy. But by night I'm also a public speaker, advocate and award-winning journalist. I live in Edmonton, Alberta.

My writing has recently appeared in The WalrusCityLabAlberta Views, The Globe and Mail, the Financial PostAvenue, Reader’s Digest, MaisonneuveAlberta Venture and Up Here, to name a few publications. Here's a news story about one of my national magazine award nominations, too (the other was in 2018, for a story in Eighteen Bridges; yep, didn't win, again). Most people in Edmonton know me as the former editor of Metro, or The Yards

Recent clients for my consulting services include: Downtown Business Association, Special Olympics Alberta, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Oliver Community League, Pogo CarShareDowntown Edmonton Community LeagueOld Strathcona Farmers' Market and Paths for People

In 2014, filmmaker friends Pablo Saravanja, Jay Bulkaert and I produced a documentary, 'Cold Amazon,' for The Gordon Foundation. Here are some words The Walrus wrote about us. 

One of the greatest things I've ever done was live and work in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia for a year as a journalist. Here are a few stories I wrote, while there, for the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and The Yukon News

I like to podcast, and have a podcast about walking and have also appeared several times on Spacing magazine’s excellent podcast that looks at all things cities. Here’s a recent episode with me.

Aside from writing for myself, I create branding, influence and communications strategies for clients, ghost-write, edit reports and offer my deep fluency in many issues as a strategist or even speaker and moderator for groups hosting events. 

At the moment I'm writing a centennial history for Concordia University of Edmonton. It’s my first book. I hope to write more.

Over the past few years, I have advocated for a bikeshare system to come to Edmonton

I am 'car-lite' – meaning I walk first, bike second, take the bus third, take a carshare fourth and, if those aren't an option, drive. 

My email is Tim at timquerengesser dot com

Photo: Alex Scuccato/EEDC