Lindsay Lindholm: Recipient of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in Communications

Lindsay Lindholm’s project, “Urban vs. rural opinion toward B.C. Agricultural Land Reserve legislation: An analysis of comments on online news stories” was recognized for research excellence at the Monday June 1, 2015 awards dinner. An invitation to the dinner, an event hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley’s Research Office, is much coveted by […]

What do you really know about Canadian culture?

The students in Communications 180, Introduction to Intercultural Communication, found out a bit of the answer to that question during the Fall 2014 term at the University of the Fraser Valley. At first it seems strange, but in order to really understand the impact of culture on communication every individual needs to start with learning […]

Teamwork on trial: Search for the perfect app

Endless meetings are just not cutting it for me these days. I need to be able to do continuous work with the various committees, task groups and projects that are on my plate at any given moment. Waiting to see everyone face-to-face just doesn’t seem very efficient in this digital age. Once again I decided […]

What it takes to be a freelance writer: Promotion tips with Heidi Turner

At a recent meeting of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC Fraser Valley chapter) local freelance writer, Heidi Turner shared her top tips on business promotion for professional writers. Here are her top ten: Create an optimised website. Heidi recommends including all search terms that you think your clients will use in the Search […]

Communicating Professionally: Asma Farooq

1. When did you graduate, and what did you study at UFV? I graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Communications. Along the way I also completed a Liberal Arts Diploma and certificates in Business Administration and Professional Communications Essentials. 2. What is your current role, and […]

Talia Wiebe – Recipient of the Communications Undergraduate Research Excellence Award for 2014

Each year the Communications Department chooses one student to receive the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, sponsored by the UFV Research Office. For the 2013/14 academic year the award went to Talia Wiebe for her Directed Studies project on social media as a vehicle for promoting independent artists and musicians. Talia looked at existing technologies available to independent musicians including […]

Bump up your retweets: Add some audio/visual

Guest blog by: Jordain Perreault Joyce You wouldn’t be able to build a box without a bucket of nails and a hammer. Even with that, it would be a pretty boring box and probably look the same as everyone else’. Now, if you had a drill, saw, lathe and a woodworking shop you would be […]

Attract and keep your social media audience: Tell your story

Guest Blog by: Beth Scholes Corporate storytelling is an important part of a social media strategy. Storytelling conveys the culture of the company, captures the heart of the organization, and highlights products just to name a few benefits of this tried and true classic method. In her Blog How to Use Digital Storytelling as your […]

Blog and Tweet says Penny Park to Canadian Scientists

Last week, the University of the Fraser Valley brought one of their honourary doctorate recipients, Dr Penny Park from the Science Media Centre of Canada, back to campus to speak about the urgent need to communicate science in Canada. Penny called for scientists to “step up”and correct misinformation when they saw it. She spoke about […]