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Professional Development & Education

Last checked March-April 2024 by Monty Young & Setav Kamal, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum students.

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  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers: Expert trainers offering current knowledge and practical insights. Small group sessions for hands-on learning and networking. Customized content based on pre-course questionnaires. Updated curriculum reflecting industry trends. Comprehensive course materials and additional reading materials provided. Visit Site
  • Alberta Magazine Publishers Association – Professional Development: AMPA offers professional development webinars and seminars throughout the year, as well as a resource library. Visit Site
  • BCIT – BC Institute of Technology, School of Business + Media: The Broadcast and Online Journalism diploma program gives students the opportunity to work as a hands-on journalist in news, sports and current affairs. Students will be mentored by experienced faculty and connect with professionals in the field. The emphasis is on multi-platform production putting this program on the cutting edge of journalism schools across the country. Visit Site
  • Langara College, Continuing Studies: The Digital Media Series is a collection of courses and workshops for individuals to gain computer skills. This is not a certificate program but an extensive collection of software courses that are open to everyone. Visit Site
  • Langara College, Department of Journalism: The Langara Journalism program gives students intensive hands-on training in all the skills required for successful careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the web. Visit Site
  • Langara College, Department of Publishing: Microcredentials and microcourses may be offered in 2023 to teach students the latest publishing technologies and develop a comprehensive knowledge of the goals, strategies and processes of publishing. Visit Site
  • Linkedin Learning: Access to a variety of resources taught by real-world professionals. Learn at your own pace with the interactive learning such as exercise files and quizzes. If you live in Canada or the US, chances are you have completely free and unrestricted access through your local library. Visit Site
  • Okanagan College, Diploma in Writing and Publishing: This two-year diploma blends study in English, creative writing, editing, and communications theory with applied technical skills in graphic design, typography, coding, and book publishing. Visit Site
  • Toronto Metropolitan University, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education:  A range of magazine, web publishing and journalism courses are offered and designed for individuals who are planning a career in the web publishing or magazine industry, or already working at a magazine or website and looking to sharpen the skills they use in their work. Visit Site
  • SFU – Simon Fraser University, Publishing: The Masters of Publishing (MPub) program helps graduate candidates develop the practical and conceptual tools they need to launch their career in the fast-changing publishing industry and contribute to the creative sector in Canada and beyond. SFU also offers an Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing program, comprising a broad range of courses in publishing. Visit Site
  • SMEI/UBC, 3-Year Diploma Program in Marketing & Sales Management: This Vancouver chapter of the New York-based nonprofit association of Sales & Marketing Executives International provides a Diploma Program in Marketing & Sales Management at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Other online certifications are offered through the SMEI site. Visit Site
  • Training Magazine – Training Live + Online: Training Magazine has been operating for 55+ years to support magazine professional development. The organization provides training in print and digital magazines. Visit Site
  • UBC Extended Learning – Professional Writing and Communications Program: UBC Extended Learning provides flexible career courses to the community.  These courses are to support all writers for various types of writing purposes: writing content for blog posts, magazine and newspaper articles, digital media, editing and storytelling skills, and more. Visit Site
  • UBC – University of British Columbia, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM): JWAM at UBC is a new unit for innovative research, teaching, and practice in journalism and media, writing and communication, and knowledge production and mobilization. It brings together the graduate Master of Journalism program and the undergraduate Writing Studies program. Visit Site
  • VIU – University of Vancouver Island, Department of Creative Writing and Journalism: The department offers introductory, intermediate and advanced-level courses in book publishing, dramatic writing (including writing for the stage and scriptwriting for radio, television and film), fiction, journalism, and poetry, leading to a B.A. with a Major or Minor in Creative Writing and a B.A. with a Minor in Journalism. Visit Site


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