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CPRS Calgary benefits from an active membership – both locally and in the national arena. Check back regularly to learn what's happening with member and society news, accomplishments and programs.

Building your professional network amidst the pandemic: thoughts from a student perspective

By Timothy Rose, CPRS Student Member Taking this time to expand your network online or within your education/employment organizations, is more important now than ever. One way to start could be reaching out to someone you do not know who works in the PR/communications field to learn how their world has changed as a result…

Support the communications profession – become a mentor

The CPRS Calgary – Students Committee invites you to participate in the 2020/2021 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…

CPRS Calgary Accredited Public Relations Professionals

By Kimberlee Jones, APR, CPRS Calgary Accreditation Chair It gives me great pleasure to announce  CPRS Calgary’s most recent APRs.  Samantha Peck, APR, Ran Ju, PhD, APR, and Amara Heppell, APR successfully completed the intensive process and were acknowledged at the CPRS Calgary virtual AGM in June and the CPRS National virtual Transformation 2.0 Conference…

New “Member in Transition” pricing helps you keep your membership when you need it most

Over the past few months, CPRS has been instrumental in leading the discussion and providing industry best practices around COVID-19. Now we’re addressing the negative impact of the pandemic on our public relations and communications colleagues. CPRS is proud to introduce a new membership category called Member in Transition, which provides additional support to individuals…

It’s not about the pancakes…

The July 10th Virtual Stampede Breakfast was proof that Community Spirit isn’t cancelled. Kristina Barnes, Manager of Communications and Media Relations with the Calgary Stampede took us behind the curtain to talk about how the Stampede adjusted to adapt to COVID-19. She walked us through the timeline from the realization they would have to cancel…

Applications being accepted for 2020 Susan Francis and Calgary Legacy Scholarships

The $1,000 Susan Francis Prize and $1,000 Calgary Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually by CPRS (Calgary) through the Communications + Public Relations Foundation to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program in one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. The deadline for both scholarships is July 15, 2020 with…

Thoughts from a student perspective: How COVID-19 has changed the post-secondary experience

COVID-19 has changed the post-secondary world, but there is benefit in seeing the positive impacts it has enabled. One of the common themes heard is that the beginning of COVID-19 was the end of normalcy and with that comes a period of mourning. A recent article on CTV News highlights the loss of normalcy amid…

Apr 30 Event Recap: Connection, conversation abound around the virtual table

by Lisa Rushka, APR One of the key benefits of belonging to a professional association is the connection it brings. As CPRS Calgary shifted with the rest of the world, we recognized the importance of connecting with our members to touch base, check in, and discuss how COVID-19 was affecting our colleagues.  About 15 professional…

Public Relations Knowledge (PRK) Exam is May 15

Here’s why new practitioners write the PRK Exam: Serves to build your resume and allows you to stand out from other job applicants with demonstrated commitment to the profession. Provides proof of your knowledge of professional terms and concepts and demonstrates your writing skills and your ability to think critically. Acts as a building block…

Membership Month: Let’s band together as a united professional society now and always

It is more apparent than ever that we are stronger as a united community than separate and apart. Even if that means social distancing and taking precautions to stay safe from the global pandemic that is affecting us all on some level right now. Currently, the world is relying on the public relations and communications…