President’s Message

President’s message

President’s message

Summer is slowly slipping away. I try to capture and savour every last sip of it. The air is less humid. The evening air has a note of fall crispness. I already saw one yellow leaf fall off the fig tree in my backyard. I’ll miss swimming in the ocean, staying on the beach until…

The word of the day is renew…

The word of the day is renew…

I could be referring to STC memberships renewals, but I’m speaking in a broader sense. With a few weeks left of spring 2016, we have been privileged to witness the early blooms of mother nature’s mastery here in the lower mainland. Many venture outside to begin gardening, kickstart the first long weekend of camping, or simply…

Midterm: What we’ve learned so far…

Midterm: What we’ve learned so far…

We’ve reached the midterm of our current season, and with holidays fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to review our progress to date. Strategic Planning: Every summer, various volunteers – members and non-members – come together to discuss what we can deliver in terms of seminars, workshops, and networking events. We discuss…

This Year’s Mission and Vision

This Year’s Mission and Vision

Every year, the chapter focuses on a theme to help shape the event offerings for the season. When we meet each other at tech comm cafés or collaboration meetings, we are sometimes asked what we’re about and what we have to offer those in the technical writing profession, members and non-members. The following statements are…

Be the change: for your community and career

Be the change: for your community and career

“The STC is what you make it.” This is my response when someone asks “What has the STC or chapter done for me lately?” or to the comment “I haven’t renewed my membership because the presentations weren’t geared towards my needs. It was great when I was first starting out, but then I wasn’t receiving value…

Onward

Onward

Another program year has come to the end. This year has gone by so quickly and we’ve accomplished a great deal! We built on the chapter structure changes we made in 2013-2014 and implemented a few new things like having fewer but, more in depth events through the year. This change resulted in an increase…

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

With our biggest event over for this year, we are now looking to focus on the other two events we have planned for the year. Before I spring into that, I’d like to mention the Making Tracks event that took place on January 31st. Thank you to the volunteers who dedicated their time to make…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

As the holidays approach, I wanted to provide a quick recap of what’s been happening in the chapter over the last few months. We kicked off the year with an Instructional Design workshop in September led by Jim Tallman, a local guru in instructional design. The 12 participants had a chance to get hands on…

Fall Activities and Events at the CWC

Fall Activities and Events at the CWC

The dedicated volunteer team has been working hard this summer to bring you lots of new website articles and plan for the fall events. Check out all the new articles on the blog. Keep checking back for everything they publish this fall too! We are very excited to have a number of events for the…

Strategic Planning Session Recap

Strategic Planning Session Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the Strategic Planning session on June 21st. We had 11 volunteers who came to help plan this year’s events and projects. I wanted to re-cap what we discussed for those who were unable to attend.   Volunteer Awards. This was an idea that I got from a former member of…

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