Category Archives: Seneca

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Seneca Becomes CPTC Accredited Training Organization

Seneca College has been approved as the first Accredited Training Organization for Certified Professional Technical Communicators (CPTC). We can now offer Foundation level training and preparation for the certification exam to students, alumni, and working professionals. We provide an attractive … Continue reading

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Grads Go Back to School

This report from the Globe and Mail on students who go to college after university graduation highlights the advantages practical training and a co-operative work experience give you when you’re looking for a job. A graduate certificate, like that awarded … Continue reading

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Interested in Technical Communication?

If you’re looking for more information about technical communication, or as it is also known technical writing, you can search for related items or rely on an aggregator like Alltop. Gathering information about the profession will lead you to a … Continue reading

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Tech Comm Can Be Full of Surprises!

Here’s a note we just got from one of our excellent tech comm grads, Ellen Fleischer: Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m working in my field. After all, that was my goal when I went into tech comm. However, … Continue reading

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New Program Co-ordinator

After four years as co-ordinator of the Technical Communication program, Beth Agnew is handing over this responsibility to Anna Parker-Richards. “It’s a great opportunity to get someone new involved in the Program,” says Professor Agnew. “Anna has been a strong … Continue reading

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First Certified Professional Technical Communicator

Professor Beth Agnew, Seneca College, has become one of the first in the world to receive the new Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC)™ designation from the Society for Technical Communication. “It’s a great step forward for our profession,” says Agnew. … Continue reading

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Awards from STC Toronto AGM

Seneca College’s Technical Communication Program was acknowledged with a Silver Sponsorship award for providing support to the 2010 Career Day event held by the Toronto community of the STC. In addition, we were delighted to see one of our grads, … Continue reading

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What You Can Do as a Technical Communicator

Listen to the podcast, download the handout, and review the PowerPoint given by Beth Agnew at the STC Career Day, Sep 25, 2010. In this presentation, Beth talks about the many roles technical communicators can fill, the types of work … Continue reading

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Correction to Schedule

For our new Tech Comm students starting the program in the Fall, it seems there has been an error on the timetable that was sent to you, and TCN705 was inadvertently left off. Here’s the correct schedule: TECC Timetable – … Continue reading

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My Writers

I teach technical communication at Seneca College here in Toronto. I am also the co-ordinator of the 1-year post graduate technical communication program, so I see these particular students for more than a full year. They are “mine”. 🙂 They … Continue reading

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FSOSS 2009 & Documentation

Concluding Open Source week in Toronto, Seneca held its annual Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) yesterday. I was privileged to have the opportunity to speak about documentation for open source projects. What is truly exciting about open source … Continue reading

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One of the Best?

Beth Agnew, co-ordinator of the Seneca Tech Comm Program and instructor for a number of our courses, has been nominated in TVO’s 2010 Best Lecturer Competition. A video of her class about Usability will be sent to TVO for further … Continue reading

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