Announcements

STC CWC appoints Gabriel Forbes as new Vancouver Island Coordinator

STC CWC appoints Gabriel Forbes as new Vancouver Island Coordinator

The STC Canada West Coast chapter is pleased to announce that Gabriel Forbes, a senior technical writer, will be promoting STC activities on Vancouver Island and the nearby islands as the new Vancouver Island Coordinator. Gabriel, currently with Reliable Controls in Victoria, has previously worked with Trimble, MDA, Sierra Systems, and Electronic Arts. “I got…

September 17 – all hands chapter collaboration meeting

September 17 – all hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you want to out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

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…

Tech Comm Café: Aug. 10 recap; next meeting Sept. 14

Tech Comm Café: Aug. 10 recap; next meeting Sept. 14

The Tech Comm Café met on August 10, 2016, for an informative discussion of current topics of interest to the technical writing community. One person who attended is an active volunteer with another group. We discussed the challenges that are common to many professional associations nowadays: it’s hard to maintain membership, attendance, and volunteer numbers…

Karen Rempel presents STC award winners

Karen Rempel presents STC award winners

The Canada West Coast chapter kicks off its 2016/2017 speaker series with a presentation of the 2016 STC International Summit award winners, featuring the best work by technical communicators in print, web, and video from the US, Italy, and Israel. Karen Rempel (shown left), the 2016 STC International Summit Awards Competition Judging Manager and a…

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

The Tech Comm Café met on July 13, 2016, for an informative discussion of work-related dilemmas. It was great to see experienced, working technical writers brainstorming to generate fresh ideas. Skill levels: How do employers and writers define junior, intermediate, and senior writers? Generally, junior writers have less than two years of experience, intermediates have…

August 20 – All-hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share,…

Strategic Planning Meeting Recap

Strategic Planning Meeting Recap

Board members, coordinators and volunteers met on Saturday, June 11, at our boardroom location at Vancity in East Vancouver for the chapter’s annual strategic planning meeting. I presented what I see as major themes for the year – Focus, Communicate, Engage, and Share. I will expand on these themes in a post coming a little…

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….

July 16 – All-hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you want to out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

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