Author archive: Amy Takeda

Event report: Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Keith Barker at the STC Event

Keith Barker’s presentation on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) on Saturday, November 19, provided chapter members with a personal exploration of how the MBTI works, and how it can be used to resolve conflicts in the workplace. The MBTI is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in…

Explore your personality at our Myers-Briggs presentation

The STC Canada West Coast chapter welcomes Keith Barker on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to explore the world of personality types, specifically the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI was created by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers in 1943 in the United States. Katherine, an academic and teacher, wanted to understand personality…

An interview with privacy expert Cindy Oxenbury

An interview with privacy expert Cindy Oxenbury

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, STCCWC will welcome Cindy Oxenbury to present on privacy issues and protection. This presentation will surely change your mind when it comes to understanding privacy, while providing information on how to make intelligent decisions when it comes to sharing and guarding your personal information. Cindy is an expert on privacy regulations…

Prizewinning videos highlight September’s kickoff presentation

  STC Canada Westcoast’s 2016-2017 Kick-off Presentation was hosted by Karen Rempel on September 10, 2016. This informative presentation featured winners from the video entry category of this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Karen explained the structure and purpose of the awards as well as the judging criteria. Judges based their decisions on a few key…

Spotlight: Mark Matsuno

In September’s Spotlight, we feature Mark Matsuno. Mark was the treasurer of STC Canada West Coast until June 2016 and had a pivotal role in organizing the chapter’s finances. He discusses his transition from translation to technical writing, and offers advice for new technical writers. Question: How did you get started in technical writing? Several…

We’re showcasing top STC award winners on Sept 10

We’re showcasing top STC award winners on Sept 10

On Saturday, September 10, STC Canada West Coast chapter will hold an inspiring presentation of award-winning entries from this year’s STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. We kick off our 2016/2017 speaker series showcasing the very best in the technical communication field. Hosting this event is Karen Rempel. She is a former CWC chapter president…

Spotlight: Pam Drucker

Pam Drucker

In our August spotlight, we feature Pam Drucker, a long-time STC Canada West Coast volunteer and board member. Pam was president of the chapter in 2011/2012 and most recently served as an advisor to the board before resigning in June. She shares her experience as well as what STC means to her. Question: Did you…

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

The Tech Comm Café met on June 8 at BG Urban Café in Burnaby for an engaging talk about technical writing and communication. The group was large enough to have a lively discussion, yet small enough that we could hear everyone clearly amidst the café’s background noise. The group was diverse professionally and in experience….

Spotlight: Stephen Gauer

Stephen Gauer at his desk

In April’s Spotlight, we feature Stephen Gauer, current Vice-President at STC Canada West Coast. He is a senior technical writer who also has experience as a newspaper reporter, playwright, and author. He recently moved to Vancouver from Toronto, and we look forward to him sharing his knowledge and experience with us at STC Canada West…

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