Lifelong Learning dean Julia Denholm (centre) was invited to a ceremony in Oslo to accept the PLAIN Award.

Plain Language program honoured with international award

October 01, 2019

We were thrilled to be honoured last week by Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) for our Plain Language Certificate program.

Launched in 2016, the online program is the first university-based professional training program in the plain language field. It was selected by PLAIN for the inaugural Cheryl Stephens Innovation Award, which acknowledges achievements in the areas of technology, advocacy, research and professional development. The prize is named in honour of author and PLAIN co-founder Cheryl Stephens, a pioneer in the plain language movement.

The award jointly named SFU Continuing Studies and instructor Katherine McManus, who helped design and develop the online program. 

Julia Denholm, dean of Lifelong Learning, was flown to Oslo, Norway, to attend the annual PLAIN conference and accept the award on behalf of SFU Continuing Studies and Katherine McManus.

To learn more about the Plain Language Certificate program, join our next online info session on October 30.