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Public relations grad wins communications award

July 01, 2012
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Ryan Paulson with his award at a public relations
alumni networking event at SFU. Photo by Greg Ehlers.

By Amy Robertson

Ryan Paulson, a graduate of SFU Continuing Studies' Public Relations Certificate, won the International Association of Business Communicators - British Columbia (IABC/BC) Student Communicator of the Year Award for 2011-2012.

The application included a strategic communications plan and supporting work samples, which were evaluated by a panel of senior BC communicators.

Paulson accepted the award at the Bronze Quill Gala on June 19, 2012.

"The fundamental skills I gained [in the program] were instrumental in helping me develop materials that were good enough to meet or exceed a set of rigorous professional standards," he said.

Paulson graduated with the Public Relations Certificate in the fall of 2011.

Update:

In the fall of 2012, Paulson joined the Board of Directors at IABC/BC as the vice-president of sponsorship. He currently works as a marketing manager at Blenz. To find out more, visit Paulson on LinkedIn.