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Last checked Nov. 30, 2022, by Michael Hua, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student

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  • Alberta Magazine Publishers Association – Professional Development: AMPA offers professional development webinars and seminars every year, most in the fall as well as a resource library. Visit Site
  • Langara College – Digital Media Series:The Digital Media Series is a collection of production software courses for the applied arts. This is not a certificate program but an extensive collection of software courses that are open to everyone. Visit Site
  • Langara College – Journalism Program: A 1-year certificate and 2-year diploma are both offered. Visit Site
  • Langara College – Publishing Program: A diploma program in magazine publishing, including layout, design, editing, illustration and digital publishing. Note: as of June 19, 2020 Langara College has suspended this program for the Fall 2020 and 2021 intakes. As of July 2022, there is still no update about when the program will restart. 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
  • Magazines Canada – Professional Development: Professional development programs and resources offered and supported by Magazines Canada. Visit Site
  • Okanagan College – A 2-year diploma offered with studies in writing and technical skills in graphic design and book publishing. Visit Site
  • Ryerson University Magazine and Web Publishing Courses: These courses are 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 – Master of Publishing Program: A 16-month intensive degree program in magazine and book publishing. Includes a summer internship program. Located in Vancouver, BC. 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 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 Magazine has been operating for 55 years to support magazine professional development. The organization provides training in print and digital magazines. The course is offered 6 times a year. 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 School of Journalism: A program dedicated to the scholarly understanding of journalism through critical thinking and the teaching of ethical responsibility. Visit Site
  • Vancouver Island University: A program that offers the opportunity to combine applied and creative writing skills with a background in all aspect of print and electronic publishing such as editing, distribution and production. Visit Site
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