Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New bloggers!

CreComm class of 2016 (Section 3) gets down to blogging

The new school year is well underway and our first-year Creative Communications students are blogging.

Check out their blogs in the "Class of 2016" blogroll to the right; the Class of 2015 follows immediately below it.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Invitation for RRC alumni

From Red River College:

Join Red River College and Emcee Willy from Willy’s Garage September 27th!

On September 27th, Red River College (RRC) is holding its annual celebration event where alumni, friends and industry partners come together.

Not only is this a great opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones BUT you will be part of an evening where proceeds go directly to support post-secondary education and continued student success. 

The event will be held at RRC’s Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre (HETC) on Notre Dame Avenue which will be transformed for the evening’s event.

Guests will enjoy live music, food stations serving culinary delights and be invited to vote on a “slider” competition where well-known business leaders have challenged each other to create an award winning, mouth-watering slider where guests use their taste buds to vote for the MASTER SLIDER CHEF!

Alumni and an RRC student take the stage with live entertainment:

So mark your calendars and register to GO!  Click here to purchase a ticket...only $75

Friday, March 21, 2014

MTS Future First Creative Communications Scholarship Award



All first-year Creative Communications students

  • Applicant will be in good standing with their first-year courses and intending to pursue year two of the Creative Communications program
  • Applicant will prepare a 250 to 300 word essay on the importance of corporate social responsibility
  • Applicant will also provide a copy of his/her most recent transcript (a screen-shot of first-semester marks in WebAdvisor is fine) 

The Director of Corporate Communications and Manager of Community Investment & Employee Volunteerism will consider all qualified candidates and select the winner.




All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014.


1.     Send email application to futurefirst@mts.ca
2.     Include “MTS Creative Communications Award 2014” in the subject line
3.     Provide your name and contact information
4.     Attach your essay and a PDF copy of your most recent transcript


2013    Luke Reimer
2012    Maria Cristina Laureano
2011    Kevan Hannah
2010    Kiirsten May
2009    Brenlee Coates
2008    Zac Minuk
2007    Kelly Rybachuk

UPDATE: Congratulations to 2014 winner Rose Regier!

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Delta Hotels Tourism Paid Internship

 Internship Period: Early May to Mid-August

Position Summary 

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to assist with government relations and research. Reporting to the Manager of Research and Policy, this position offers hands-on experience in the process of policy making as well as advocacy and government relations. The successful candidate will support the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)'s public affairs team in researching, developing and communicating policy positions to advance the interests of the travel and tourism industry. Specific tasks will include:

  Parliamentary monitoring and reporting (weekly summaries);
  Media monitoring and reporting (weekly summaries);
  Assisting in researching industry issues including: global and domestic tourism statistics; visa, aviation, and labour policies; and economic impact of tourism;
  Assisting public affairs team with Government Relations outreach: helping to preparing for meetings with decision makers;
  Assist in delivery of other projects such as industry trade missions, Tourism Week events, TIAC's Tourism Town Hall Series, and the Tourism Congress. 

Research Project 

The Delta Hotels internship also requires the student conduct a research project that will further the communication needs of both Delta Hotels and TIAC. This year the project will serve to inform TIAC's position paper will provide an overview of how the Canadian tourism industry generates quality jobs, especially for youth, and contributes to successful careers.

Skills & Qualifications 

A successful candidate will be:
   A strong written and oral communicator
   A self-starter who can work under limited supervision
   Well-organized and able to juggle multiple tasks
   Knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of research processes and methodology
   Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about policy, politics and the public sector
   Strong interest in the tourism and travel sectors in Canada
   Bilingualism is an asset

Application Deadline 

Monday, March 31, 2014 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Rob Taylor, VP Strategy & Public Affairs at rtaylor@tiac.travel.

About the Tourism Industry Association of Canada

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada is the only national organization representing the full cross-section of Canada's $81.7 billion tourism industry. TIAC's members include air and passenger rail services, airport authorities, local and provincial destination authorities, hotels, attractions and tour operators.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Summer job opportunity - Payworks

Canadian-owned Payworks is an emerging national leader in the field of total workforce management solutions. We have developed innovative online solutions for Payroll, Human Resources, and Employee Time Management. The flexibility that our platform offers is the reason why we are Canada’s fastest- growing payroll and outsourcing alternative.

At Payworks, we are committed to integrity, trust, and accountability. We are dedicated to being a company where our employees are proud to work, and where our clients and strategic partners are proud to do business with us.


Job description:
As Communications assistant you will prepare communications materials using your education and training in journalism, creative writing, business and marketing and public relations. Working with our Marketing department the Communications Assistant will be assigned to tasks that will provide a benefit to Payworks in exercising their keen, current, and enthusiastic skills plus Payworks will provide them with valuable work experience as they consider the next steps in building careers in their chosen field.

Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Preparation of newsletters & bulletins, from sourcing materials to the delivery of the message.
  • Participate in social media communications.
  • Write and/or edit both internal and external communications.
  • Contribute to community giving initiatives and participate in the development of communication requirements of local Payworks’ supported events or organizations.

    You will have the following list of qualifications:
    • Enrollment and at minimum partial completion of courses and/or diploma in the area of Creative Communications.
    • Demonstrated experience in the area of writing and editing clearly and concisely, and in a manner that is easily understood by the general public.
    • Working knowledge and ability in a variety of relevant hardware/software applications, including Microsoft office suite, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.

      All interested candidates are encouraged to forward their résumé, specifying this role to:

      Human Resources Career Opportunities 
      850 Pembina Hwy 
      Winnipeg MB 
      R3M 2M7 
      Email: careers@payworks.ca

      Those selected for an interview will be expected to present their portfolio of work.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Volunteer opportunity: Precis writer for The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Women of Distinction Awards

The volunteer will be required to read 15 nominations and come up with a 150-200 word precis for each one. The precis will be used in our souvenir program during our Awards Gala.

The deadline for submission is March 25th.

The volunteer will be provided with ONE ticket to the Awards Gala on May 7th at the RBC Convention Centre and will be given recognition in our program.

For information, contact Sangeetha Nair 204 831.2974 or email snair@ymcaywca.mb.ca.