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Public relations grad wins communications award

July 01, 2012
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.


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.