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blogTO

January 24, 2015 – The top 5 made-in-Toronto dining apps for restaurants

February 13, 2013 – Get to know a Toronto startup: Mejuri

University Affairs magazine

December 8, 2014 – UBC introduces dual degree program

Techvibes

December 8, 2014 – A New Way to Get Things Done, Mobile App Helps People Visualize Their Days

December 6, 2014 – 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Gets Financial Boost from UPS to Reach Crowdfunding Goal

October 14, 2014 – ePACT Launches Central Hub for Family Emergency Information

September 16, 2014 – Ryerson Launches App Enabling Canadians to Interact with Trees

September 4, 2014 – Toronto Researchers Launch App to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal

August 21, 2014 – Canadian Students Can Now Buy Digital Textbooks from Google

June 25, 2014 – App Measures Heart Rate Six Times Faster Than Any Other Device, UBC Reports

January 31, 2014 – Study Reports a Growing Optimism Among Entrepreneurs in Canada

January 30, 2014 – Ryerson Launches New Program; Engineering Students to Combine Studies with Entrepreneurism

January 24, 2013 – This Nine-year-old Toronto Girl is Already Coding and Wants to be a Tech Entrepreneur

December 13, 2013 – Canadian Entrepreneur Wants to Make Twitter Lists More Interactive and Embeddable

December 9, 2013 – Saskatchewan Becomes First Province in Canada to Allow Equity-based Crowdfunding

December 4, 2013 – Canadian Entrepreneurs Face Heat from Health Canada over Small Magnets

November 27, 2013 – Toronto Entrepreneur Brings Holiday Gifting and Video Greeting App to Canada

November 22, 2013 – Toronto Entrepreneurs Launch Web Platform to Help Men with Fashion Dilemmas

October 30, 2013 – CTV App Takes User-generated Content to Next Level, Turns Viewers into Journalists

October 26, 2013 – Student Entrepreneurs Say Their Startup Gives ‘Every Single Canadian Opportunity for Employment’

TorontoJobs.com

August 18, 2014 – Turning your passion into a startup

August 12, 2014 – Let your digital footprint lead employers straight to you

VHA Home HealthCare

June 5, 2014 – Remarkable Family Caregivers to Receive 2014 Heart of Home Care Award (media advisory)

Canadian Immigrant magazine

December 4, 2013 – Canadian Bureau for International Education launches website for international students

Jobpostings magazine

November 2013 – Consider a career in sports management (ran in the November 2013 issue)

May 2013 – Industrial design: Show your innovative side in product production (ran in the May 2013 issue)

April 2013 – Postgraduate distance education (ran in the April 2013 issue)

March 2013 – Consider a career in the agricultural industry (ran on page 44 in the March 2013 issue)

March 2013 – The perks of auditing energy (ran on page 28 in the March 2013 issue)

February 2013 – Supply the demand (ran on page 46 in the February 2013 issue)

January 2013 – Become tomorrow’s globalized business leader (ran on page 46 in the January 2013 issue)

November 2012 – Get a tourism degree. You will travel (ran on page 46 in the November 2012 issue)

OHS Canada magazine

July/August 2013 – Small is Big (ran from pages 34 to 39 in the July/August 2013 issue)

January 2013 – Above and Beyond (ran in the January 2013 issue in addition to appearing on the website)

December 2012 – App Awakenings (ran from pages 34 to 38 in the December 2012 issue)

June 2012 – Feeling frustrated at work? Get a room and go postal (ran on page 19 in the June 2012 issue)

March 2012 – The Buzz on Bites and Stings (ran on page 62 in the March 2012 issue)

January/February 2012 – Are tattoos still taboo in the workplace? (ran on page 21 in the January/February 2012 issue)

December 2011 – Nice guys do not finish last – just a distant second (ran on page 20 in the December 2011 issue)

BetaKit

August 15, 2013 – Computer science student develops Anaphylaxis Canada’s first mobile app

August 8, 2013 – Montrealer launches city space rental startup, decides to open doors in NYC first

Canadian Cancer Society

March 19, 2013 – Richmond Hill will pick a fight with cancer at the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life (press release)

IABC/Toronto

March/April 2013 – The nitty gritty of pitching bloggers (ran on page 8 of the March/April 2013 issue of the Communicator)

November 16, 2012 – Using Google+ in corporate communications (blog post)

September 19, 2012 – Crossing over to “the dark side:” One journalist-turned-PR pro’s take (blog post)

May 2012 – Head to Head: Is Twitter a reliable primary source for news? (co-written with Adam Weitner, ran on pages 6 and 7 of the April/May 2012 issue of the Communicator)

Stutter Social

September 19, 2012 – From frustration to acceptance (blog post)

June 25, 2012 – Recap of Q+A Hangout with women from ABC’s What Would You Do? (blog post)

June 15, 2012 – Stutter Social hosting reunion Hangout with #WWYDABC ladies (blog post)

June 11, 2012 – A mid-summer night’s Stutter Social (blog post)

February 13, 2012 – Stutter Social hosted virtual stuttering information session with the American Institute for Stuttering (press release)

CSA Voices

Summer 2012 – Public speaking with confidence, style and a stutter (ran on pages one and two of the summer 2012 issue)

Winter 2011 – How social media can help – or hinder – our lives as people who stutter (ran on pages one and two of the Winter 2011 issue)

Children’s Aid Foundation

June 29, 2009 – Children’s Aid Foundation scores a hole-in-one (news release)

Global360

April 13, 2009 – Working in a recession

February 23, 2009 – The cost of class

CBC.ca

October 15, 2008 – Your Video: Election Reactions

Canadian Family magazine

October 2008 – All penned up (ran on page 30 in the October 2008 issue)

The Ryersonian

March 12, 2008 – CKLN chair still vacant (ran on page 5)

The Eyeopener

January 16, 2008 – Faking it (ran on pages 12 and 13 — PDF version)

November 7, 2007 – Students duck ‘n’ cover in freaky avian flu exercise (ran on page 7 — PDF version)

The Old Toronto Advocate

October 2008 – Thanksgiving Thoughts (ran on page 5)

May 2008 – Happy Victoria Day!

February 2008 – A Few Thoughts on Valentine’s Day (ran on page 6)

September 2007 – Halloween in Turn-of-the-Century Toronto

The Markham Economist and Sun

June 23, 2007 – Facebook changing meaning of friend

June 21, 2007 – Grads wonder if promotions stalled by new retirement rules (ran on page 21 — PDF version)

December 26, 2006 – Exams, holidays add to stress (ran on page 17)

December 26, 2006 – Students struggle with planes, trains, automobiles (ran on page 17)

October 31, 2006 – Campuses vulnerable to intruders (ran on page 5)

August 8, 2006 – Markham camp marks 60th anniversary (ran on page 4)

The Liberal

July 13, 2006 – Student visitors to Israel let the land walk through them (ran on page 23)

Class assignments

(please note the samples below were written purely as class assignments)

Press releases

“Ryerson has eye on Maple Leaf Gardens for new athletic centre”

“Children’s Aid Foundation kicks up its heels for the 23rd Annual Teddy Bear Affair”(social media release)

“Jamieson Inc. announces second quarter earnings for 2007″ (earnings release)

Fact sheets

Ryerson University-Maple Leaf Gardens

Media advisories

Ryerson professor wants to keep kids off the street

Backgrounders

“Ontario College of Trades will boost professionalism in trades”

Position papers

“The need for the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act”

Communications plans

Bell Mobility Internal Communications Plan

Letters

Letter regarding the Ontario College of Trades (Accompaniment letter)

The Suit Person (Complaint letter)

Brochures

United Way of Greater Toronto

Vincor Canada

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