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Posted April 11, 2014 by Kathryn Thompson

I am currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  My thesis project entails travelling to the Philippines to conduct a photo documentary in a remote village. 

This is a list of 10 things I've learned so far while living in the jungle:

Posted February 13, 2014 by Michael Real

The experience of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014 brings to mind the rich history of television coverage of the Olympics and the debates over the impact of media and commercialization on the Games.

Television has been charged with corrupting the authenticity of the traditional sporting experience in general by no less an authority than Benjamin Rader, author of a prominent history of television and sports, In Its Own Image. Similarly, in his book on Sportshiz, Stephen Aris charges, "Sport has been hijacked by industry and TV to serve their very different ends."

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.