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Applications being accepted for 2022 Susan Francis and Calgary Legacy Scholarships

The $1,000 Susan Francis Prize and $1,000 Calgary Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually by CPRS Calgary to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program at Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, or Bow Valley College. The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2022 with the winner is notified on or…

Membership Month – thoughts from CPRS Calgary’s president

By Gordon Hawker, APR It’s hard to believe we’re already in March, but since we’re here and CPRS’ Membership Month has begun, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on the benefit of being a member of this great society and what continues to make me #CPRSproud. My CPRS journey…

March is Membership Month

If you’re considering joining CPRS, there’s no better time than now! During Membership Month, we have exciting opportunities for new and returning members: CPRS National is waiving the $50 initiation/reinstatement fee for every member who joins/renews from March 1-31, 2022 All new members/renewing members during this period will be entered into a weekly draw for…

Participate in the 2022 Mentorship Program

The CPRS Calgary – Students Committee invites you to participate in the 2022 mentorship program. This program will provide an opportunity for students to connect and engage with public relations practitioners such as yourself to help them navigate the PR  industry here in Calgary. What’s in it for you as a mentor? Receive accreditation maintenance…

CPRS professional reviewers needed for MRU’s PR work placement portfolios

PLACE – DATE: Online – Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 11, 2022. TIME COMMITMENT: Roughly 15 to 30 minutes of your time to review each students’ work. THE ASK: Mount Royal University (MRU) Public Relations Program’s Annual Fourth-Year Student Showcase has been shifted online due to the continuing pandemic. CPRS Communications and Public Relations…

Cheers to Communicators!

Dear CPRS friends,  I recently had the honour and pleasure of bringing greetings on behalf of CPRS Calgary at the 2021 CPRS/IABC Holiday Party. For those who were unable to attend, I wanted to share some of my comments because they summarized what, to me, is the real value of belonging to an organization like…

Remembering Don Boynton

CPRS Calgary is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing on December 11 of Don Boynton, APR, LM, a long-time member and 1984-85 President of CPRS Calgary. Don was a long-term, active, and very engaged member of CPRS for multiple decades and contributed so much to CPRS locally and nationally. In addition to being…

An inside look into the daily life of a Masters student

By Timothy Rose Timothy has a Public Relations diploma through the University of Victoria, is currently a Master of Arts in Professional Communication student at Royal Roads University, and has been a proud student member of CPRS since February 2020. I recently had the great opportunity to speak to Jen Colp, a fellow cohort member…

Become a CPRS Calgary Sponsor

Spring is all about new beginnings. With that in mind, CPRS Calgary is pleased to unveil a fresh take on its sponsorship offering for 2021 by offering more virtual and online opportunities that enable sponsors to strategically share their brand story with our membership during these unique times. CPRS Calgary’s 2021 sponsorship package provides a…

“Keep Going” and Other Job Search Tips from the Trenches

By Sarah Roberts, CPRS Calgary Board Member You might be looking for a change, or laid off during the pandemic. If you’ve been laid off, as I was last November, you’ll need some time to regroup and figure out where you want to go next. Then it’s time to make looking for work your full-time…