Bruce Rainnie to serve as UPEI’s applied communications, leadership, and cultural practitioner

Former CBC-PEI Compass anchor named Journalist in Residence
Friday, June 16, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island welcomes Bruce Rainnie as the inaugural Applied Communications, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC) practitioner. Bruce will hold the title of Journalist in Residence, delivering guest lectures and workshops associated with ACLC courses.

Defined by its focus on the transferability of communication skills, leadership training, and cultural awareness, the objective of the ACLC program is to bridge those skills, acquired during the pursuit of a Liberal Arts education, to the world beyond academia.

The program includes the appointment of an individual, well accomplished in their respective field, to serve as an in-house practitioner. As the program’s first Journalist in Residence, Rainnie brings his vast experience as a reporter and broadcaster for CBC and as host of CBC News: Compass, a position he held for 13 years. He has been a CBC Sports announcer for numerous sporting events including seven Olympics.

“Mr. Rainnie will be able to provide insightful, real-life experiences and training to our students. While on campus, he will be able to interact and have one-on-one conversations with students; he will also present the end-of-year ACLC public lecture,” says Vice-President Academic and Research Robert Gilmour.

The ACLC program will strongly encourage students to explore their individual interests and career ambitions. They will also be supported to pursue experiential learning opportunities through international exchange and practicum experiences. Over the course of the degree program, students will build expertise desired by employers to effectively respond to modern workplace demands.

“I am thrilled to serve UPEI and its students in this capacity,” said Rainnie. “I look forward to sharing my skills and experience with ACLC students and serving as a guest lecturer. I couldn’t be more pleased to still be ‘anchored’ to the Island community, thanks to UPEI, and I am very proud to be a part of and contribute to the University.”

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