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Posted February 11, 2014 by Jennifer Walinga

Nancy Coldham (MAIIC Alumni and Governor General’s Gold Medal Award Winner) asked the RRU Panel: Thoughts on Athletes as Body Billboards and Brand Ambassadors and if Rule 40 can have any real impact on anti-commercialism concerns? And RRU Panel Thoughts on Branded Gifts with implicit Reciprocity or Strings Attached leading to “Brand Classes” of Athletes?

Posted January 27, 2014 by Jennifer Walinga

I am currently teaching a brilliant group of educational administrators and leaders in the MA Educational Leadership and Management program. Recently, in an online plenary discussion forum in which we were discussing the challenge of complexity in facilitating organizational development or change, a student asked: 

Posted November 18, 2013 by Jennifer Walinga

Four organizations recently took part in the Organizational Communication Challenge assignment as part of the PCOM 550 Organizational Communication course in the School of Communication and Culture’s MA in Professional Communication program at Royal Roads University.

Posted October 21, 2013 by Phillip Vannini

The trip that began over two years ago on a Pacific rock, Lasqueti Island, ended June 16 on an Atlantic one: Newfoundland.

Newfoundland was the last one of our thirteen major field sites, each corresponding to one of Canada's provinces and territories. The stories from the three homes we visited will be the concluding chapter in the forthcoming book. The final headcount is 175 interviewees and 99 sites.

Newfoundland turned out to be one of the most beautiful places we visit. It was certainly one of my favorites together with the Yukon, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.

Posted October 4, 2013 by Tim Penner

Software engineering culture plays on two deep-seated psychological phenomena to produce effects unknown in other technical milieux. The first is the intimacy of language and mind.

There is much theory (and common sense) that suggests that language and thinking are inextricable. Andy Clark writes very eloquently on the matter, explaining the role of language in the construction of mind. The following extensive quotation from Supersizing the Mind (2008) is irresistible: