What: Communication Convergence
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00–5:00 pm
Where: VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Cost: $50 for professional association members, $60 for non-members, and $30 for students and retired professionals
EAC-BC is co-organizing this event with Community Plain Language Services Corp.; the Society for Technical Communication, Canada West Coast chapter; and the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Vancouver chapter.
EAC-BC members Frances Peck, Joe Goodwill, Iva Cheung, and Elizabeth Rains will be participating in the panel discussions.
Check out the program or the Facebook event page for more details, and register online.
What: EAC-BC October meeting
When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.
Forks in the Road: Dictionaries and the Radically Changing English-Language Ecosystem
By at least one objective measure of use, English is set apart from all other languages today. UBC’s Stefan Dollinger will look at recent geopolitical changes influencing the language and the use of English as a lingua franca among non-native speakers, which raises questions of ownership and discrimination between “errors” and linguistic innovations. Stefan will focus on whether these novel uses have been, or should be, addressed in the Oxford English Dictionary and the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.
Word buffs and linguistics lovers, don’t miss this exciting discussion of dictionaries and the changing realities of English.
What: Word Vancouver
When: September 24–28, 2014
Where: Vancouver; various venues
Word Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Free events will be taking place September 24–28 at various venues throughout the city.
EAC-BC will have a booth on Sunday, September 28, in Library Square.
EAC member Michelle van der Merwe will give a presentation on freelance writing for magazines on Sunday, September 28, at 12:10 p.m., in the Vancouver Public Library’s Peter Kaye Room.
Check out the complete schedule or the program guide for more information!
In preparation for the 2014 PubPro unconference, members summarize last year’s event. Aside from the presenters’ helpful comments, this information may inspire you to attend this year or plan to initiate a discussion session on a topic of your own choice. What’s an unconference? It’s an inexpensive, informal gathering driven by the participants and based on the principles of open space technology. -Eds.
B.C. branch meeting
February 19, 2014
Are you achy or in pain after hours at your desk? Your posture may be playing a role. Bad posture, which causes muscles to fatigue quickly, is a repetitive cycle, but it can be broken. Training can help you maintain good posture and minimize pain.
Join us for a pre-meeting gathering, where editors meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up.