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Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Corporate Communications for Gildan Activewear

GILDAN_PMS_293_LOGOGildan Activewear Inc. has grown to become a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel with 42,000 employees worldwide. In order to support the Company’s growth objectives and to continue raising Gildan’s profile, the Corporate Marketing & Communications department is expanding and seeking to integrate new members who are looking to contribute to stimulating projects and challenges with their expertise and focused efforts.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications, the candidate will actively participate in the deployment of various corporate communications projects and initiatives, including any major projects in which the Corporate Marketing and Communications department is involved, and will contribute to achieving the department’s short and long term objectives. This person will also provide support to the other departments and regions with regard to their communication needs.


PR Grad Students present a night of Mixing & Mingling to benefit Le Chainon

ImprimirThe McGill PR Grad Students present a night of Mixing & Mingling at the fabulous Mayfair Cocktail Bar. All proceeds go to Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter that welcomes and offers assistance to women in crisis.

Wednesday November 18, 2015
from 6pm-8pm

$20 | Early Bird
$25 | At The Door

Check out the Facebook page to get in touch with organizers for tickets.


– Guests will enjoy a complimentary specialty cocktail from the outstanding Mayfair Cocktail Bar

– Complimentary hors d’oeuvres

– 1 entry into a raffle and chance to buy more tickets with tons of amazing prizes from our sponsors: Bronzage Bishop, Unique Foods, Juliette & Chocolat, L’Oreal, Cinema Carnaval, Musée Grévin, La Petite Robe Noire, Big Time Watches, Oxford Learning Center, Studio MW, Restaurateur and chef Helena Loureiro, Mayfair, Bistro Balmoral and more.

– Photobooth provided by photographer Joey Franco

Our mission is to help Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter that welcomes and offers assistance to women in crisis. The shelter has been helping women since 1932 and has made it its mission to provide guidance, assistance, shelter and security to women in need and to them regain their independence. Le Chainon helps hundreds of women every year and is dedicated to providing unconditional hospitality 365 days a year.


Exclusive IABC/Montreal Event: November 4

Looking to find out more about what it takes to build a career in communications? Find out how the comms leaders that power Sid Lee, Hill+Knowlton, Massy-Forget and Mediative started their professional journeys. Attend this exclusive IABC/Montreal event on November 4 and share your CV with our outstanding panelists. We’re looking forward to meeting you and supporting the next generation of communicators!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-soiree-pour-connecter-et-sinspirer-inspiring-connections-for-your-future-19064256705 (more…)

Part Time Job Opportunity: Translator at MACES

McGill Association of Continuing Education Students (MACES) is looking for a part time translator to translate and contextualise the Association’s website into French, as well as translate any new content that is added on a regular basis. The ideal candidate must have a solid understanding of the ‘context’ ‘culture’ and ‘nuances’ of translating the English language into French and vice versa, as opposed to a direct literal translation. The translator may be required to assist with the translation of organizational communications, marketing materials and other correspondence as the need arises.

JOB TITLE: Translator
TERM: Part-time
SALARY: To be discussed

·         Superior oral and written communication skills in both English and French
         Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks and
meet conflicting deadlines.

         Ability to adapt style to the type of documentation
         Strong attention to detail required

       Bachelor’s degree in Translation, Communications, or related field
       At least two (2) years’ related experience

How to Apply:
If interested in applying for this position please submit  your cover letter and curriculum vitae to the VP Communications at vpcommunications.maces@mail.mcgill.ca by Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Part-Time Job Opportunity: Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

holocaustmuseumCommunications & Events Assistant
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre 

The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, through its Museum, its commemorative programs and educational initiatives, educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitizing the public to the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. It promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.

The Special Events and Communications Assistant will contribute to the outreach capacity of the Centre through the organization of the Holocaust Education Series and the Centre’s Fall – Winter programming.

Job Description and Responsibilities: 
• Assisting the Events & Communications Coordinator in organizing events and during the Holocaust Education Series,
• Assisting the Events & Communications Coordinator in developing communications materials for the Fall – Winter programming such as: flyers, web text, press kit and press releases;
• Updating contacts and distribution lists,
• Translating texts from French to English.

The applicant must be bilingual (excellent written English and advanced French language skills) and be a returning student studying Communications, History, Museology or another related field.

This is a 180 hour contract to be completed before December 31, 2015 offering a flexible schedule. The salary is 15.00$ per hour. Under the requirements of the “Young Canada Works” program, to be considered, candidates must be Canadian citizens or entitled to work in Canada, aged 16 to 30 years and full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Please send your CV with a cover letter before October 23, 2015 to info@mhmc.ca. Please use “YCW – Communications & Events Assistant” as the subject of your email. 

Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
5151, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal (Québec) H3W 1M6

Course: Mastering the Essentials of Excel

iStock-3-People-on-Computer-870x400MACES’ objective with the MS Suite workshop is to equip students with the necessary knowledge to maximise their use of the fundamental features of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, something that we hope will be of great benefit to students.

The Excel Course – Mastering the Essentials of Excel – will launch this semester in preparation for a full launch in the winter 2016 semester. Course details are as follows:

Mastering the Essentials of Excel

START DATE October 30, 2015
DURATION 4 weeks
TIME 18:00 – 20:30
LOCATION Lab 1285, 688 Sherbrooke St


¨      Indispensable keyboard shortcuts
¨      Organizing data in order to work efficiently in Excel
¨      Page set-up: using the fill handle, special cut and paste techniques
¨      Various addressing modes
¨      Financial functions (FV, PMT, IMPT, PPMT)
¨      Statistical Functions (AVG, COUNT, MIN, MAX, SUM)
¨      Median and logical functions (IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, AND, NOT, OR)
¨      Date and time (NOW, TODAY)
¨      Text functions (TRIM, UPPER, LOWER, VLOOKUP, etc…)
¨      Automating layout custom formats and conditional formatting
¨      Creating graphics
¨      Updating multiple tabs
¨      Analysis tools: pivot tables, filters, and subtotals
¨      Using Scenarios
¨       Input control: protection and validation information

Students who wish take the course can register by emailing their name and student number to maces@mail.mcgill.ca. The deadline to sign up for the course is Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 17:00 p.m.

Media Hacker Mitch Joel comes to McGill



Mitch Joel, photo found:http://www.twistimage.com/about-mitch/

Mitch Joel, dubbed the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries” by Marketing Magazine, will be visiting McGill on October 22 at 6:30 during Brendan Walsh’s Internal Communications class.

Learn more about Mitch Joel

The talk is open to the McGill community and Joel’s talk is not to be missed! Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

Mitch Joel
October 22, 2015
6:30 – 7:45pm



Follow along with the McGill Public Relations Student and Alumni Network on Twitter at #McGillPR and Facebook.

Networking Event with PR Industry Leaders – Friday, October 16

Join industry leaders as they share tips and advice for your next step in career success. Includes opportunities to mingle with featured speakers, students and alumni.

Marketing, Public Relations & Communications
Friday, October 16
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Frederic Harnois – Campaign Manager, Bloom Search Marketing
Leslie Quinton – Leader – Strategic Communication Practice, LRN
Lauren Scott – Communications and Public Relations Manager, Distech Controls
Jackson Wightman – Founder, Proper Propaganda

Free for McGill SCS students and alumni!
Places are limited.



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For more information:
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E-mail: labourmarketconnections.scs@mcgill.ca | Telephone: 514-398-8800 ext. 04553

CTV’s Mutsumi Takahashi visits McGill PR Students

Ms Takahashi speaks to students during an open forum Q&A.

Ms Takahashi speaks to students during an open forum Q&A.

 Welcome to the new semester at McGill! The Public Relations Student and Alumni Network is pleased to launch this year’s blog along with exciting content on our Facebook and Twitter feed.

This year, we have a remarkable line-up of acclaimed industry leaders, media innovators, and thought leaders in the PR and communications field to discuss key issues and industry-related topics with our undergraduate and graduate students.

On October 5, André Durocher welcomed renowned journalist and television personality Mutsumi Takahashi to speak to students in the Basics of PR class. Ms Takahashi is a familiar and celebrated fixture in the Montreal media landscape as the chief news anchor of CTV Montreal News, and throughout her 30 year tenure, has distinguished herself as a leader in journalism and broadcast news.

“It’s not about my opinion – that’s for the OpEds and columnists. My job is say the facts. I say the facts as best I can.” – Mutsumi Takahashi (Read our live Tweets from Ms Takahashi’s discussion on our Twitter feed @McGill_PR)

During the informal Q&A, students asked various questions on topics ranging from media relationship building to journalistic integrity, newsroom day-to-days to on-camera blunders! Ms. Takahashi shared many personal reflections and real-life examples from her career to demonstrate the powerful and delicate bond shared among PR practitioners, members of the press, and the public.

Students also addressed the often difficult task of landing air time coverage, and with sharp wit and camera-ready poise, Ms Takahashi gave us a few pointers.


Ms Takahashi

Ms Takahashi provided real-life examples and personal reflections from her distinguished career as a journalist

– Be aware of what else is going on in the news and have an idea of what will be in the news.
– Do your homework! Do lots of research!
– Create and cultivate relationships with reporters; sometimes it’s easier to contact them directly [instead of the assignment editor] with interesting stories.
– Remember, your hook must have a local angle. International news can easily be found on the internet. People look to their local news for stories that will affect them directly.
– Keep in mind that a reporter receives hundreds of emails a day, every day. If you want her to cover your story, GET HER ATTENTION. You’ll need to send something that really stands out!

“If a reporter is a good reporter, they will want a good story.” – Mutsumi Takahashi (Read our live Tweets from Ms Takahashi’s discussion on our Twitter feed @McGill_PR)

Thanks to André and Ms Takahashi for letting us share this informative and engaging session! To learn more about the calendar of upcoming events and appearances and to discover more exclusive content, please visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @McGill_PR, or LinkedIn.

Sanofi Canada

Sanofi Canada is currently looking for a communication associates on a part-time basis (2 1/2 days per week).

Position summary
The role of the Communications associate will be to support the Communications team through message distribution internally as well as for Sanofi Canada’s main corporate social media sites.
Key responsibilities and duties for this job
·         In support of internal communications managers, create and distribute messages to employees inviting them to participate in internal events and informing them of key business decisions and activities.
·         Create power point slides and audio visual materials in support of internal messages.
·         Under the direction of the external communications managers, assume role of Community Manager for the Sanofi Canada corporate social channels (Twitter and YouTube). Create, assure approvals and post messages and videos.  Monitor key influencers and recommend retweets, analyze online activity and report on ways to improve online visibility through social media channels.
·        Occasional support in translating from English to French.
·        Participate in special projects
If interested please email Sarah Groom at sarah.groom@groomassocies.com

Volunteer opportunity with Starlight Children’s Foundation Quebec


On June 20, 2015, Starlight Children’s Foundation Quebec will be having their 11th Annual fundraising event Strangers in the Night 11: A Charity Gourmet Gala, at Fairview Centre, Pointe-Claire in Montreal at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the talent and red carpet.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
Event: Strangers In The Night 11 in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Quebec
Date: June 20, 2015
Location: Fairview Centre, Pointe-Claire in Montreal
Volunteer Call Time: 3:00 p.m.
If interested or for more information please contact Michele Vantrepote at michelev@starlightcanada.org

PR Networking

Don’t forget to attend!

Join industry leaders as they share tips and advice for your next step in career success. Includes opportunities to mingle with featured speakers, students and alumni.FEATURING:
Frédéric Rondeau – Partner, Espace M
Lauren Scott – Marketing Communications – PR Specialist, Distech Controls
Rodrigo Lima – Strategic Account Director, CNW Group
Kristina Colpitts – Founder & Social Media Strategist, B Social
Lisa J. Weiss – Creator, I of the Storm Coaching & Consulting
Friday, May 8

Marketing, Public Relations & Communications

Cost: $18

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A networking reception will follow.

Places are limited.


Volunteer opportunity Media Center F1

Formula 1 Grand Prix is looking for volunteers for its media centre.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Media registration
  • Distribution of event related materials
  • Assist with press conferences
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the media centre
  • All other services in order to assist the media

Must be available from Tuesday June 2nd to Sunday June 7th

If interested or for more information please contact or send your cv and cover letter  by May 1st to  Sandrine Garneau at sgarneau@octanemanagement.ca

Omnichannel Content Strategy workshop

This workshop identifies the key considerations of omnichannel content strategy, its growing importance for businesses; and demonstrates how to create a successful content strategy framework to support various channels.

The Professional Development unit is offering this free workshop on May 1st 2015 from 9:00-16:00. The workshop is open to McGill students, for more info please visit the link below.


Essence of Public Relations & Crisis Management Event

Guest speaker Mr. Joseph Singerman has over 30 years of practical experience in print and broadcast journalism. He now provides private consulting in crisis communications, media relations and marketing for both small and large corporations.

What will you learn in this event?
1. The need of PR department in small and big companies, for-profit and non-profit organizations and anything in between;
2. The difference between PR and Marketing;
3. The importance of company image from a relatable perspective;
4. How to build effective and lasting relationship between companies (B2B) and clients (B2C);
5. Social media strategy; and most importantly,
6. Use PR to stimulate business without sounding like a “sales pitch.”

Don’t miss out! Event is on Monday May 4th from 6-9pm at Chez Alexandre

Click here to read more about guest speaker Mr Joseph Singerman and to purchase your  tickets


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