Member of the Month – Jill Knaggs

For Member of the Month, we asked Jill Knaggs, Communications and Membership (Marketing) Champion with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters & Post-graduate Marketing Instructor with Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, a series of quick questions. Here are... read more

Meet Alana: IABC Manitoba, Director, Student Liaison

Alana Trachenko: Director, Student Liaison A journalist for about four years at The Metro and a handful of other local papers, Alana, continues to grow and expand her skillset in Communications. She’s also had the chance to be an editor at a few places, including... read more

Member of the Month – Glenn Hildebrand

For Member of the Month, we asked Glenn Hildebrand, President, G R Hildebrand Consulting Group Inc., a series of quick questions. Here are his answers: Q: What’s your name? A: Glenn Hildebrand   Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A:  ... read more


For Member of the Month, we asked Chris Allinotte, director of Professional Development/director of Sponsorship and Community partnerships with IABC Manitoba and Communications Specialist with the Balmoral Hall School, a series of quick questions. Here are his... read more

2018 Silver Leaf Awards Program

Are you ready? Let’s put IABC Manitoba communicators on the national stage The 2018 call for entries is now open for IABC Canada’s national awards program, Silver Leaf. Over the course of the next two months, professional communicators from across the country are... read more

15 ways to get real with your communications

Guest blogger UpHouse Inc. shares its tips for driving the most creative values-based messaging A few weeks ago, Winnipeg marketing agency UpHouse Inc. came on as the major sponsor and presenter for the International Association of Business Communicators’ professional... read more


For Member of the Month, we asked Colleen Holloway, a member of IABC Manitoba, a 2018 Gold Quill award winner and Manager, Communication Services with Qualico Canada, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:   Q: What’s your name? A: Colleen... read more

2018 Gold Quill Winners Revealed

IABC Manitoba is thrilled to announce that we have 3 members who have won a 2018 Gold Quill Award! ChangeMakers, for the My Debt Rescue Marketing Campaign for LC Taylor. Colleen Holloway, Qualico: for their event Celebrating 65 Years of Building Together Mekala... read more

Member of the Month- Jacqueline Jubinville

For Member of the Month, we asked Jacqueline Jubinville, a member of IABC Manitoba and Manager  of Communications with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:      Q: What’s your name? A:... read more

Member of the Month- Kristin Hancock

For Member of the Month, we asked Kristin Hancock, a member of IABC Manitoba and Manager Communications with College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:   What is your area(s) of expertise? A: I’m passionate... read more

Meet your panelist – Laine Jubinville

Time is running out! Sign up now for our New Year, New You professional development event and get the strategic advantage to move your career forward. Meet your Panelist – Laine Jubinville, Talent Acquisition Leader National Leasing (@lainejubinville) In her... read more

Meet your panelist – Style Hunter Fox

We’re only a week away from our New Year, New You professional development event! Here’s a preview of our next panelist. Don’t miss out! Meet your Panelist – Monique Andrew aka Style Hunter Fox (@stylehunterfox) A firm believer that we should all focus on what... read more

Meet your Panelist – Pearl Angelini

Only days left until our New Year, New You professional development event! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from Winnipeg’s top personal branding experts!  Meet your Panelist – Pearl Angelini, Co-Owner of Aspire... read more

Member of the Month – Heather Johnson

For Member of the Month, we asked Heather Johnson, a member of IABC Manitoba and Director Communications with Canadian International Grains Institute, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers: Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: brandchannel, Holtz... read more

Meet the Team – Sonny Primolo, Director of Administration

Sonny Primolo joined the IABC Manitoba Board as Director of Administration in June 2017. Since then, he graduated from the Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) Public Relations, Marketing, and Strategic Communications program at The University of... read more

3 Reasons Why Students should apply for a Gold Quill Award

The IABC Gold Quill Awards are presented annually to honour excellent communicators in their fields, and I am happy to tell you that as students, you are eligible to enter under the student categories for Communication Management, Communication Research, Communication... read more

Meet The Team – Nicole Williamson, Marketing Co-ordinator

Many high school students have part-time jobs. Meet Royalwood resident Nicole Williamson, who worked between 40 and 50 hours every week while completing her diploma at Collège Béliveau. Now that Williamson is a full-time student at the University of Winnipeg,... read more

Member of the Month – Tanya Misseghers

For Member of the Month, we asked Tanya Misseghers, a member of IABC Manitoba and co-ordinator of Professional Development, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:    Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: HubSpot, MarketingProfs, Mashable, Pew... read more

Benefits of Being A Member

Attention all PR and communications professionals and students! IABC member for four years, Mekala has outlined some must-not-miss benefits offered by IABC Why should students become members (and renew!) with IABC? Being a part of IABC is being a part of the broad... read more

The Prez Sez – August Edition

Thank you everyone for your awesome response to our inaugural post of “The Prez Sez!” We loved your feedback on the question of gender and leadership, and can’t wait to stir up more conversation. BTW, Roland has fully recovered, ready for another round. We sat down... read more

The Prez Sez with Roland Pajares, IABC Manitoba Chapter President

Congratulations and welcome to Roland Pajares, our new IABC Manitoba Board President for 2017-2018! We’re sure you’re wondering, “Who is this guy?”, “What’s he going to do for our chapter?”, and, “What do you mean he’s from Toronto?” We sat down with Roland to answer... read more

Networking 101 – Fake It ‘Til You Make It

If you’ve read blog posts or articles that give networking advice, you’ve probably run into the saying, “fake it until you make it”, right? But what if “faking it” doesn’t come naturally to you? What if you can’t bring yourself to “fake it”, because it just doesn’t... read more

Chill Out Summit 2017 Recap

Our first full-day professional development event was a huge success! On April 20, we presented Chill Out Summit 2017, connecting Manitoba’s coolest communicators with a keen interest in the digital world. We heard from leaders in social media, employee... read more

Thank you Linda Lee

This week we lost a wonderful woman, communicator and friend. Linda Lee was a passionate person who saw great value in giving back to the community. She was instrumental in the formation of IABC Manitoba and has mentored many communicators over the years. Even after... read more

The Impact of Images in Communications

By Kristy Dixon From early Homo sapiens painting with ochre tens of thousands of years ago, to the 21st century where 95 million photos and videos are uploaded to Instagram every day¹; images are an integral part of human communication. Visual communications can make... read more

Feedback: are you a resilient communicator?

By Kristy Dixon A reality of being a communications professional is that we receive a lot of feedback. For example, your latest media release may have five iterations, a technical infographic you helped create could require twice as many changes, and who knows how... read more

What good is an IABC membership anyway?

October is membership month at IABC and there has never been a better time for me to put into words the value of my IABC membership. Before anyone calls me on a bias (I sit on the board for the Manitoba chapter) I’ll refer you to a LinkedIn post I wrote earlier this... read more

4 Reasons Why You Should be A Student Liaison

4 Reasons Why You Should be a Student Liaison It’s an end of an era for me, the 2015-2016 University of Winnipeg PACE student liaison for IABC Manitoba. It’s only fitting that I share a thing or two about why you should be a student liaison. Not only do you get the... read more

Four Takeaways from Dare To Lead 2016

Dare to Lead (D2L) is an annual regional leadership conference organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada West Region (CWR). D2L provides incoming chapter leaders with professional development and leadership training in... read more

A message from our chapter President

We’re excited to announce our newly elected board members. They were voted in during our AGM which took place on June 23 at the Peg Beer Co.  A special thank you to our outgoing board members who have done an outstanding job shaping this organization during... read more

Don’t throw your passion away with the dirty diapers

By Lindsay Ridgley If you’re like me, you’ve always been a communicator at heart, or you’ve always wanted to be one. I remember watching Barbara-Lee Edwards on CTV and thinking “that’s the job for me!” I’m told I corrected adults’ grammar at age two and that I’ve... read more

Help your career – get mentally and physically healthy!

By Carol Lindsey Approaching your workday from a good place, mentally and physically, makes it a lot easier to be productive, creative, and stress-free. Good health can mean the difference between burning out at 2 p.m. or acing that presentation! So, what can you do... read more

Find a mentor, be a mentor

By Carol Lindsey If you are just starting out in your communications career, you may want to find a mentor for guidance.  Once you gain experience in your field, it will feel great to return the favour and be a mentor to a new professional! Why should you seek out a... read more