Announcements and Events

UNAC Calgary Invitation - UN World Press Freedom Day 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:27

I am pleased to invite you to the United Nations Association in Canada, Calgary Branch Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 11th at the Kahanoff Conference Centre from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

In observance of the United Nations' World Press Freedom Day, this year's event will begin with a panel discussion featuring Bill Graveland (Canadian Press), Francis Silvaggio (former National Correspondent, Global News), Allie Jaynes (Journalist), and Sean Holman (Professor of Journalism, MRU). Communications and Media Specialist, Susanne Fox, will be moderating the panel discussion. Please see attached poster for details.

This is a free event. Seating is limited, so register today!

Date: Monday May 11, 2015
Time: 5:30- 8:00 PM
Place: Kahanoff Conference Centre 105 12th Avenue SE, Suite 200, Room 201
Register online:

Keep checking our blog or Facebook page for the latest information as we release more details in the coming days.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and friends.


invitation to Words in 3D conference and Gala

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:07

On behalf of the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Get Publishing Communications Society, and the Editors' Association of Canada, Prairie Provinces Branch, I would like to invite you and your students to join in our Words in 3 Dimensions: Intersections conference to be held, this year, at the landmark Chateau Lacombe, May 22 – 24, 2015.

Registration is open at Information on student bursaries is available under "Fees" on the conference website.

Please extend this invitation to anyone you think might benefit from participation in this unique conference, where participants will get the full industry picture: writing, editing and publishing with an insider's view to how they interact, intersect and ignite. We'll have preconference workshops, three fantastic keynote speakers, panels of 48 industry experts, 6 presentations, a blue pencil that writers can submit to ahead of time, and the ever-popular pitch camp.

Friday night's keynote speaker is Andrew Pyper. He will share stories from his life as a successful writer: how he sustains his creativity, how he guides and manages his career, and how he copes with the highs and lows of working in an unpredictable industry. With a particular focus on the role of the writer in the writer–editor–publisher triad, Pyper will reveal the foundational importance of intersections.

The two other keynote speakers are Douglas Gibson, the "godfather of Canadian publishing and editing," and Cory Beatty, marketing director for HarperCollinsCanada. Please visit our website for the full conference program:

Black and White and Read all Over is the theme of this year's Alberta Literary Awards. Please join us for a fantastic evening celebrating the finest of Alberta's writing produced this past year. Shelley Youngblut, of The Globe and Mail, formerly of The Swerve Magazine, will be our emcee. You can purchase gala tickets in addition to the conference registration at


Media Advisory: Invitation to the 2015 Culturally Diverse Media Forum

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:56

Media are invited to attend the 2015 Culturally Diverse Media Forum presented by the Calgary Stampede, Rogers Media and The City of Calgary. The event will examine the rapidly-changing media landscape and the ways in which we can work together to continue to reach diverse audiences.

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Calgary Stampede Clubhouse (breakfast provided)

More information here


Student networking opportunity: Connect with alumni in your field at The Junction

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:05

Dear Students: 

Connect with alumni in your field of study at The Junction

Register for one or more 15-minute session to sit down and converse with alumni ambassadors, and learn about their professional expertise, unique experiences and perspectives. They will inspire you to consider the many possibilities available after graduation.

Read more: Student networking opportunity: Connect with alumni in your field at The Junction


New app makes post-secondary planning easier

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:23

Students now have a new tool available to help plan post-secondary education and avoid problems transferring between institutions.

The new Transfer Alberta Mobile App makes it easier for students to get current and accurate information about courses or programs that can transfer for credit between participating Alberta post-secondary institutions, as well as high school upgrading and out-of-province course equivalencies.

Having readily available information on what courses and programs can transfer or course equivalencies exist, will help students better plan their post-secondary enrolment, saving them time, money and frustration.

Read more: New app makes post-secondary planning easier


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