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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.

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…

Applying for the Calgary Legacy Scholarship – perspectives from two previous winners

By Sarah Bartlett, BCMM-PR I’m proud to say that I was once a recipient of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Calgary Legacy Scholarship. I applied for the Scholarship as a second-year public relations student at Mount Royal University (MRU). The Scholarship was beneficial in not only providing financial support while I completed my degree…

The value of a CPRS membership – a seasoned professional’s perspective

By Shawn Davis, APR For the last 26 years, I have been a member of CPRS Calgary. I have sat on the Board of Directors in a multitude of roles for more years than I can count (math is hard lol) and have contributed to the management, maintenance and growth of the Society. But this…

The value of CPRS – a student perspective

By Shaina Kyluik, a second-year public relations student at Mount Royal University. My name is Shaina and I am a proud member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). Being a student member with CPRS Calgary has opened doors to many new and exciting opportunities that have helped grow my knowledge and passion for public…

The value of CPRS – a member perspective

Working in communications was never the plan. When I enrolled at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, I had grand plans to get a Bachelor of Arts in English, followed by a Bachelor of Education so that I could teach English. Throughout high school English teachers had been my heroes and friends, so it felt like…

March is Membership Month

Each year, we celebrate our members in the month of March and this year is no different! Here are some things you can look forward to during Membership Month: New members: Want to become a CPRS member but never got around to it? No better time than NOW! New members joining in March will not…

7 free stock photo resources that also promote inclusivity

Photography is an integral tool for any communicator. However, most of us struggle with finding quality images that properly show off our content while being inclusive, especially if we’re on a limited budget. And we’re also dealing with a more sophisticated audience – one that can quickly pick out stock photos. You know the photos…

Our holiday wishes for you

By CPRS Calgary President, Gordon Hawker, APR As I draft this annual holiday message, just a few hours after the announcement of increased COVID-19 restrictions, I know that communicators all over Alberta are likely already planning how they will manage and communicate through the next month and beyond. No time to second-guess, no moment of…