Author Archive | Michelle Riedlinger

Creating undergraduate research posters that work

by Samantha Pattridge, Communications Department and Jenn MacDonald, UFV Research Office Communicating your research in progress is crucial for research success. A visually appealing and instructive poster will engage your viewers and generate discussion around your research. It’s essential to understand the poster viewing situation but it’s also important to understand the importance of visual elements. […]

O’Reilly? O’MAZING!

by Kim Norman, UFV Communications Department Saying that CBC presenter Terry O’Reilly’s recent visit to UFV was a success IS telling a tale out of school. And, it’s a tale worth telling. UFV students, staff, faculty and community members from the lower mainland came together on Tuesday, March 1 in the Great Hall of UFV’s […]

Communicating research in two minutes

Samantha Pattridge and Michelle Riedlinger took up the challenge of speaking for only two minutes at UFV’s Faculty MicroLecture Series this week. They grabbed the stage at UFV’s Roadrunner Cafe and shared some of their findings and the implications of their research. Here are the highlights: Teaching Communications when you have flipped In 2012-13, Linda Pardy and Samantha […]

Welcoming students at Abby’s U-Join event

Communications Department members welcomed new and returning UFV students at the Student Union Society’s Clubs and Services Fair. The Great Hall event on Tuesday, 12 January offered students a chance to find out about different associations and opportunities at UFV, and enjoy plenty of snacks, interactive activities, and giveaways.     Winners of the CMNS scrabble […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Get Lucky at UFV’s Professional Writing Event on March 12

University of the Fraser Valley students and graduates interested in careers as professional writers will be treated to some free advice from local writers next month. Members of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) will be on the Abbotsford campus to talk about Writing for a Living. Designed to help participants find the paths […]