Category Archives: Member Stories

Jennifer Wah, 2023 Long Beach Award Winner

By Mona Lee
March 15, 2024

The Long Beach Award recognizes a communicator with a long history as an IABC/BC volunteer with 5+ years of significant, creative contributions to the chapter. The winner of the 2023… Read more

Jeanette LeBlanc, Gold Quill Award Winner in Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication

By Mona Lee
January 29, 2024

Jeanette LeBlanc and her team were honoured with the Gold Quill Award for building an employer brand platform to raise awareness for careers at BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), part… Read more

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Fraser Health’s Award-Winning Project Looks Inside the ICU During COVID-19

By Mona Lee
January 16, 2024

Fraser Health’s Carrie Stefanson is the winner of the 2023 Gold Quill Award of Merit in Media Relations for the project, “Inside the Intensive Care Unit During COVID-19.”  During the… Read more

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Communicating for a strong and resilient British Columbia

By José Vargas, IABC/BC President
November 19, 2021

Like many of you, I’ve been looking at the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides across our province with dismay. My thoughts and strength go to our chapter… Read more

2021 Fall Kick-off Social

By Mona Lee, Events Coordinator
November 1, 2021

When I first signed up for IABC/BC’s September 23 Fall Kick-Off Social, I wondered what it would be like to attend my first in-person networking event since COVID-19 struck the… Read more

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This #MemberMonth we’re celebrating you!

By Sarah Parker, Past President
February 28, 2018

Have you ever heard a story and thought, “I can relate to that” or “That’s exactly what I needed to hear today.”? The truth is, we all have a story… Read more

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#myIABCstory: What’s your member story?

By Spencer Perry
October 19, 2017

Our members are what makes IABC/BC a great place to network, volunteer, and grow your career. As part of Member Month, we’re sharing member stories from across our chapter.  … Read more

Member Profile: Laurie Dawkins, Canada’s newest Master Communicator

By Gemma Lawrence
October 19, 2017

Laurie Dawkins, ABC, MC, has been a member of IABC/BC for 23 years. Throughout these times she’s been a consistently active member of our vibrant chapter and has won many… Read more