NAIT Students Win Awards for Architectural Design & Business Plan Competition

NAIT(by Dan Barnes, Edmonton Journal ) Some of the best and brightest, past and present, are a little richer for their educational experience at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Second-year student Michael Gross pocketed $2,000 Friday for winning the third-annual Architectural Technology design contest while the four recent graduates behind animation studio 8-Bit 3D – Scott Germain, Andrew Grundler, Housam Jammaz and Nathan Shankoff – shared $20,000 for winning the fourth-annual Hatch business plan competition, which is open to ideas with a technology, science or knowledge-based focus. Gross, 27, pitched his sustainable, open concept for an existing Canadian Western Bank branch in Abbotsford, B.C., to more than a dozen CWB employees last month. CWB sponsored the competition.

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Words in 3 Dimensions Conference: Write, Edit, Publish | May 24 – 26, 2013 | Edmonton

Words in 3D ConferenceFor the first time ever, three Alberta literary organizations are collaborating on a conference to serve writers, editors and publishers. Words in 3 Dimensions is proudly co-hosted by the Get Publishing Communications Society, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Editors’ Association of Canada–Prairie Provinces Branch. So get out that free calendar you got from Bob’s Delicatessen and Pet Emporium and write down May 24 – 26, 2013 or enter them into your electronic calendar (just don’t drop it in the bathtub). Besides saluting this historic three-way partnership, the title of the conference, Words in 3 Dimensions, highlights the three key aspects of the business this event will address: writing, editing and getting published.

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Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (SACSC) Seeks Communications Officer in Edmonton

SACSC logoThe Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (SACSC) is currently seeking Communications Officer for a one year maternity leave term. Our organization provides research-based programs, resources and workshops that help adults create safe spaces for youth. We focus on bullying prevention, character education and creating a safe and caring culture for schools & communities across Alberta. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Director of Education, the Communications Officer is responsible for advancing the mission of the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities by managing a diverse communications portfolio which includes resource and program writing, editing and graphic design, media relations, social media management and special event planning.

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Build or Redesign Your Website with WordPress or Joomla! for NonProfit Organizations Workshop | January 30, 2013

Wordpress or Joomla WorkshopIf your nonprofit organization is planning a website redesign this year, using either or both of the world’s two most popular free and open source content management systems — WordPress and Joomla! — is a great choice. These award winning systems used by the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, the Alberta Federation of Labour, the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Equine Canada, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Alberta Media Arts Alliance and the Alberta Safety Council and the  along with millions other nonprofit organizations in Alberta and around the world including Harvard University and the Guggenheim Museum, make it easy to design, build, extend and easily maintain powerful websites in all shapes and sizes.

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City of Edmonton Invites Nominations for the Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Awards

Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame AwardsThe Salute to Excellence Committee is currently gathering nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation in arts and culture, and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation at the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Salute to Excellence Committee inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture, Community Service, and Sports Halls of Fame. The City of Edmonton encourages all Edmontonians to look at their neighbours, colleagues, community leaders and organizations for individuals who could potentially qualify for  induction into the City of Edmonton Halls of Fame. Nomination deadline: February 20, 2013.  See more info and  download the nomination form.

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