STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

RRC’s Tech Comm Capstone Celebration is Friday, April 8, 2011

STC Manitoba is sponsoring celebration of Capstone presentations by students in the Technical Communication diploma program at Red River College. Capstone refers to the final projects these students have undertaken as their graduating research projects. The topics are as follows:

  • Learning from Techncial Communication: public health awareness
  • Using social media as a recruitment tool for Technical Communication
  • Online training information for RRC students regarding LGBTT issues

In addition to the Capstone presentations, the celebration includes a presentation by David Fuller about “How knowing Indesign helped my career.”

David says that

"InDesign went from being a program nobody used to the software that ousted QuarkXPress to become the industry standard for publication design. Is it perfect? No, but it’s better than Quark, and everybody’s using it. Learn how it can help editors, designers and others in publishing, and how to keep your ear to the ground for the next big shift in publishing software. And if you’ve always wanted to try it out but have been daunted by training, there are ways to learn what you need at your own pace — or at least before deadline."

Location: Multi Purpose Room [P1-07], Red River College [Exchange District Campus, Princess Street].
Admission charge: $25, free for RRC students and staff, free for STC and MEA members
Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Times: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Presentations start at 9:00 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available throughout the morning and noon hour.

Please let us know whether you’re planning to attend.

1 Comment

  1. As a first year technical communication student, I’m really looking forward to this event. I’m particularly intrigued by the “Using social media as a recruitment tool for Technical Communication” topic. With the popularity of Facebook, and its estimated 300 million registered users, it seems like such a powerful tool could be used to bring attention to a profession that so many people aren’t familiar with. Does anyone have any experience with using Facebook or other social media to attract potential students to not only technical communication but other programs or professions as well?

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