Events in 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Networking: The Secret to Today’s Job Search

Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: online-web conference

According to several sources, 70-80% of jobs are not posted, but are filled through networking. So why are we still spending all our time applying online instead of talking to employers? You’re a professional communicator—now’s the time to put those skills to use and highlight your personal brand. Join and learn more how to make your job search game strong!

STC Toronto Monthly Brunch Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Come join STC Toronto for brunch!

Our Featured guest this month is STC Toronto’s Program Manager, Phoebe Yu.

Phoebe Yu, STC Toronto’s Program Manager

Phoebe has years of writing experience as a freelance journalist. Her interest in educating people through writing, collaborating with others and simplifying complex information have led her to explore the technical communications field. She’s currently registered in the Technical Writing program at Humber College and a contractor for a non-profit as a Research Assistant.

Get to know more about Phoebe and meet other technical writers at the Pickle Barrel at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Venue: The Pickle Barrel Grand
Website: The Pickle Barrel Grand
Address: 3401 Dufferin St, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

Microlearning Uncovered

November 19, 2019, 11:30pm – November 20, 2019, 12:30am

STC TechComm Roadshow 2019

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: online-web conference

Dear TechComm friends,
To kick-off the 2019-20 STC Competition season, we are delighted to host a Joint Virtual TechComm Roadshow event on October 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. EDT. The online event is FREE but you must register to get the web conferencing information.

What is the STC TechComm Roadshow? A virtual stage to honor recent top awardees of the STC TechComm Competitions

  • Be inspired. Check out winning strategies and trends. Ask your questions and takeaway great ideas.
  • Understand Competition benefits and think about submitting your best work.

Confirmed Speakers

  • IEEE – Janet Dudar, IEEE Pulse (informational)
  • Hewlett Packard – Lisa Harlan and Jamie West, HP Notebook Accessories Flyer, (user support)
  • Information Builders – Frances Gambino and team – iWay and Omni Information Center (Redesign), (informational)
  • KVH – Mike Nelson, Setting Up Tracking Avoidance Zones to Prevent Service Interruptions – (instructional video)
  • Salesforce – Phil Choi and Katie Augustus, Quick Start: Einstein Analytics Learning Map (user support)
  • SSC Advent – Tim Schuman, Supporting MiFID II Regulations (user support)
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) – Shane Torbert and team, TEKNOS (informational)

Presenters and teams will show their work, discuss their backstory, challenges, learning, and planned improvements.

STC September Social – Games at Snakes and Lattes

Sept. 25, 2019

Six members of the Toronto chapter made their way to Snakes and Lattes Annex for games night. It’s a pleasant coffee shop on Bloor Street West with a wealth of boxed games to play. We had student members, a seasoned gamer, and members of the executive.

Our gaming skills were fortified by snacks, drinks, and artistically decorated lattes. First we played Cards Against Humanity, a card game which rewards the twisted mind and provokes laughter at absurd answers to weird questions. This helped us to get acquainted.

We progressed to King of Tokyo, a board game that’s a dice-driven strategy game with amusing monster-movie characters. Luckily for us, Mike Fowler was able to guide us effortlessly in how to play.

In addition, we did a little networking. A good time was had by all and we will be doing this again. If you missed it, come to the next edition!


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