Journalist-in-Residence Bruce Rainnie to give public talk at UPEI November 1

UPEI celebrates Atlantic Canada Career Week
Monday, October 23, 2017
UPEI’s Journalist-in-Residence Bruce Rainnie spoke at a recent media and communications workshop for graduate students.

Journalist and broadcaster Bruce Rainnie will talk about his career during a public presentation in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium (Room 242), Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI, on Wednesday, November 1, from 1:30–2:45 p.m.

Rainnie will give a TED Talk-style presentation as part of UPEI Career Services’ celebration of Atlantic Canada Career Week, which takes place from October 30–November 3. He will focus on his career in communications, and experiences and opportunities that helped shape it.

Rainnie is the inaugural Journalist-in-Residence for UPEI’s new Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC) program. He gives guest lectures and workshops associated with ACLC courses; he works with students who wish to have one-on-one and small group mentoring in public speaking; and he presents the end-of-year ACLC public lecture. He brings to this position many years of experience as a reporter and broadcaster for CBC and as host of CBC PEI’s evening news program, Compass. He has been a CBC Sports announcer for numerous sporting events, including seven Olympics Games. He is currently president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.

During Atlantic Canada Career Week, undergraduate and graduate students can get a head start on career planning by attending workshops, information sessions, and guest presentations. Topics covered will include writing resumes and cover letters, sales as a potential career path, starting their own businesses, involvement in student government, working for the Government of Canada, applying for graduate school, and preparing scholarship and bursary applications. They can also have professional head shots taken for a small fee. 

Sponsored by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training, Atlantic Canada Career Week is part of Canada Career Month, which takes place in November.

Anna MacDonald
Communications Officer
UPEI Marketing and Communications
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