About the Awards
The Heidi Thiessen Memorial Award recognizes outstanding technical writing by full-time students who are in their 3rd or 4th year of study at the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, or Wilfrid Laurier University. With a history of winners from both the arts and sciences, this award honours strong academic performance, and the integration of effective communication and a technical aptitude.
The Fanshawe College Technical Writing Award recognizes the top academic performer in the Fanshawe College Technical Writing Certificate program.
The Timing of the Awards
In the past, the competition has received entries from exemplary young writers, which is why I am keen to read their work in the fall and meet the talented winners when I present the awards at the March Wine and Cheese. Two months later, I have the pleasure of giving out the Fanshawe College Technical Writing Award at our chapterís June general meeting.
Want to help Judge or Submit an Entry?
Watch our chapterís website (www.stc-soc.org) and future issues of The Quill for more details about judging opportunities and competing for the Heidi Thiessen Memorial Award. You can also email me at email@example.com.
Postings for Volunteers
In June, we implemented a system to allow volunteer organizations to post positions on our website, so I drafted a letter to send to organizations to let them know about this avenue to our skills, and let them know what we can do for them. I sent the letter to a few organizations, but no response. I have to research and find more organizations in our area to contact, and follow up on the ones I sent to make sure the word gets out, and then you can check the job bank for possible volunteer positions. Iíll keep you posted on our progress.
Want to Volunteer?
To get involved in STC chapter activities, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and Iíll try to match up your time and interests with work that we have to do.
In this issue:
Contents | President's Message | General Meeting Announcements | Council Meeting Minutes | Evolution of an Editor: From Quill to Quarry to Qantas | Director Sponsor's Message: The Seasons and the STC are a Changin' | Freelance 101: Chronicles for the Self-Employed | Council Spotlight: Student Awards & Volunteer Coordinator | Membership Update | Information Architecture and Content Management | View from the Other Side: What I Did on My Summer Holidays... | Launch of the STC Training Program