News and Announcements

Volleyball Canada Event Staff Recruitment (May 10-21)

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:00

Volleyball Canada is looking to recruit local event staff to assist us with the preparation and execution of the 2015 Volleyball Canada Championships taking place in Calgary this spring, between May 10-21. This event is going to be the largest celebration of volleyball ever held in Canada, with over 800 teams and 10,000 athletes participating, as well as over 12,000 spectators in attendance.

We require event staff between May 10-21: Set-Up (May 10-13), Competition (May 14-19), Tear-Down (May 20-21). The shifts will be scheduled based on tournament wave times - AM Wave (7AM-3PM) and PM Wave (3PM-10PM). All event staff positions are paid $125 per shift (plus food/beverage).


There are a variety of roles that we need to fill throughout the event, most notably medal ceremonies assistant and social media assistant. If you have any students that are creative and would like to apply their writing and social media skills, we would love for them to apply. We plan on having a large social media presence throughout the event, in addition to having more formal news/press releases at the end of each day for a recap. We are also looking for bilingual staff and staff. Anyone interested in helping us out is invited to complete the online form.


Please feel free to circulate this to anyone of you contacts that may have a sport background, or that have previous experience working at large-scale events.


Media Advisory: Invitation to the 2015 Culturally Diverse Media Forum

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:56

Media are invited to attend the 2015 Culturally Diverse Media Forum presented by the Calgary Stampede, Rogers Media and The City of Calgary. The event will examine the rapidly-changing media landscape and the ways in which we can work together to continue to reach diverse audiences.

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Calgary Stampede Clubhouse (breakfast provided)

More information here


Army Embedding Opportunity

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 13:40

The Army Reserve will pay 4-6 student journalists to embed with its soldiers during a training exercise 15-23 August at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.  Selected students will act as embedded media: tweeting, writing articles, taking photos (and possibly shooting video) for publication in Live It magazine and the Western Sentinel newspaper.  The army will provide transport between Calgary and Wainwright, all meals, and basic field equipment including sleeping bag, cot, and helmet.  Students should expect to sleep in communal tents and to provide their own camera, phone and laptop.  This is intended for senior students who have completed second year.  Selected students will each be paid $100 per day.

Student Energy is hiring for Chapters Coordinator(s)

Friday, 20 March 2015 09:49

Student Energy has released an exciting new opportunity for Mount Royal University students and we want to make sure that you all know about it as the deadline to apply is on March 27th.

They are looking for a Campus Coordinator, or two people who would like to share the position, to work on the research and strategy pieces of a chapter model pilot program. It's a flexible, part-time position for which you can receive up to $1,500 in honorariums and bursaries, plus you will receive a free ticket to the International Student Energy Conference in Bali!

The position description is here, and you can use this link to submit your resume and cover letter. You can direct your questions to Meredith Adler ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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