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Read through our blog for posts member spotlights and stories that highlight our dynamic IABC Manitoba community. 

IABC Manitoba Wins Member Month

Highest Percentage of Growth in its Size Out of All Chapters Worldwide It’s no secret that we love our members here at IABC Manitoba, and this month they proved that our small but mighty chapter is capable of great things! During Member Month, IABC Manitoba had the...

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Help IABC Manitoba celebrate volunteers

We know there are many committed volunteers in the Manitoba communications community who give back in a variety of ways and we’d like to celebrate them with ice cream. Nominate a communicator today.

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Get your Silver Leaf Award entries ready

After a year break, we are pleased to announce that the Silver Leaf Awards, IABC Canada’s celebration of communication excellence, is back!   You worked hard on your communication program by researching, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating. Now, it’s...

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Six IABC Manitoba Members Share Their “Why”

It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know. When you start a conversation and build a connection with someone new, you never know where it will lead you. Being part of the IABC community means having access to professional communication tools, resources, and best...

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Member Spotlight: Sam Swanson

Sam is currently working at the University of Manitoba as the Communications & Outreach Coordinator at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS). He’s also the founder of 204 Communications.

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Keeping Curiosity Alive

IABC’s 2021 Leadership Institute took place via Zoom, bringing together 205 participants from 59 IABC chapters and 8 IABC regions.

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President’s message: It can begin with a conversation

  “Six degrees of separation is the idea that all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other.” Over the past six months, I’ve had one on one conversations with dozens of communications professionals in Manitoba. Some of them reached...

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Featuring Kaustubh Patil, One of Our Newest Members

One of the newest members to our IABC Manitoba team is Kaustubh Patil, but you can call him KP. We are excited to feature KP as this month’s featured member profile. KP is currently studying at the University of Winnipeg as a PACE student with a focus on a Marketing...

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Member Spotlight: Sonia Gill

Sonia is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing major, from the University of Winnipeg, where she is actively involved in the University of Winnipeg’s Business Administration Students’ Association as Co-Chair of their Entrepreneurship Conference.

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President’s message: The fatigue is real, but you can recharge

I recently saw a post on social media that stayed with me. It talked about spending all day on your “medium screen” for work only to spend all evening watching a show on your “big screen”while scrolling on the “little screen” in your hand. That pretty much sums up...

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Member Spotlight: Marjorie Huculak

Marjorie started her IABC journey over 15 years ago and has since served in several volunteer roles with the Alberta, Manitoba and even Newfoundland and Labrador Chapters.

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Member Spotlight: Riley Malinowski

Having studied Communications and Rhetoric at the The University of Winnipeg, Riley is currently specializing in Public Relations & Communication Management (CreComm) at Red River College.

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Message from IABC Canada West Region Chair, Will Tigley

  I hope everyone has been enjoying IABC’s Membership Month, celebrating 50 years of IABC. I’m glad to see that, despite the challenges of operating in a pandemic, IABC chapters and our International organization are pursuing new opportunities to engage and...

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Member Spotlight: Crystal Hiebert

Crystal Hiebert is one of our long-standing members and here’s what she has to say: “I enjoy connecting with other IABC members about successes and challenges and share what we’re doing to elevate employee/internal communications.

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President’s message: Are we ‘in this together’?

​At some point over the last six months, I have probably used the same terms as you in my communications. These are after all new normal, uncertain, unprecedented times, but we’re in this together, now, more than ever, right? ‘We’re in this together’ is the one that...

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Your Seat At The Table

It’s that time of year where we look around the IABC Manitoba Board of Directors table and see which seats we have available for the 2020/2021 term. The table may be split across home offices right now, but there are seats to fill. If you’re looking to make an impact...

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IABC Member Benefits

Become an IABC member and enjoy many benefits: Access a wealth of online content, like case studies and research from industry thought leaders, to help you stay sharp and informed. You'll also get Catalyst delivered directly to your inbox each Thursday. Attend free...

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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...

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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...

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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: iabc.com   Q:...

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH – CHRIS ALLINOTTE

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...

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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...

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH- COLLEEN HOLLOWAY

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 Holloway...

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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...

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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:...

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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 about...

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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 current...

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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 we do...

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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 Studios (@aspireprostudio) and...

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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...

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