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FREE Creative Workshop—Drawing Digitally

Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:18

Are you a Year 3 or Year 4 Journalism student? Have you largely forgotten how to use Adobe Illustrator? Would you like to reintroduce your skills of this powerful tool to better aid you in telling all kinds of stories? Would you like to unleash your creative potential and express yourself and the stories you tell with a greater visual pop?

There will be FREE Creative Workshop open to Year 3 and Year 4 Journalism students. The first one will be held Wednesday, September 21 in O231 from 5 to approx 6:30 pm. (We will then decide how often to meet afterwards). This will be a hands-on workshop where you will learn and master the following: using the pen tool, using the direct selection tool, drawing typical shapes, drawing atypical shapes, creating original vectors, drawing buildings, drawing geographical and common objects and features, aligning and placing vectors precisely, and finally poster development and how to get them printed, and/or saved digitally in different formats.

Don’t worry if you have forgotten some basic techniques as we will review them as well. There is no need to sign up, so just pop and by with either your laptop or use the lab computers, and you are good to go!

Hope to see you there on the 21st.


Phil Flegel


International Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, 18 July 2016 14:47

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean through the exchange of expertise and knowledge through Canadian volunteers.


Below is a sample of international volunteer assignments in the communication sector which may be of interest to your networks. For more information on Uniterra and a full list of volunteer assignments visit  You can also follow us on Facebook at



Communication Specialist - Philippines

Conseiller ou conseillère en communications - Haiti


Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:36

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating a paid internship opportunity at the Toronto Star for an emerging Indigenous reporter through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Internship Opportunity: 1 position at the Toronto Star

Location: Toronto Star Offices, Toronto ON

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:59PM EST

Start Date: June 20th, 2016

Duration: 12 weeks

Read more: Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship


Writing opportunity

Friday, 13 May 2016 12:18

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games,Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you
focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.

Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to
boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:


JHR Emerging Indigenous Reporters Internships at APTN

Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:50

(2) paid three month internship positions with APTN, at locations across Canada.

The application deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016.

More information here.


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