Cannabis and Creativity : How smoking weed makes me a better writer

By Maia Leggott Every single person who smokes weed believes it makes them better at something. Painting. Playing music. Being productive. Physical activity. Making sandwiches. Solving the quadratic equation. Video games. For me, it’s writing. There’s something about the laser focus and naked honesty that puts me in the zone. Ideas that were sitting, stagnant, …

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5 Things Successful Millennials Do Outside of Work

Using your spare time constructively could help improve your work performance and advance your career. By: Mitali Colabawalla Success has always had an ambiguous definition, but most millennials associate it with happiness, health and social networking, which provide the foundation for a balanced lifestyle. Work-life balance seems to be especially important to this particular generation, …

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Real talk: how the PWC program will actually help you succeed

April 3, 2018 | Laura Billett For its first three years, the Professional Writing and Communications (PWC) graduate certificate program has attracted many aspiring writers. The program’s value hinges on whether those graduates become what the title implies: professionals. So, before forking out another year’s worth of tuition, you deserve to know: is this program …

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Hashtags and Rabbit Holes: Confessions of an Academic Writer

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” – Alexander Pope “I want you to take a Post-It and write, ‘Don’t write like an academic.’” said my new Digital Communications professor. “Stick it on your desk, your wall, your computer. Anywhere you’re working. And don’t forget it.” I blinked. But, ever the conscientious student, I …

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Millennials in the Workplace

Integrating a blend of older and younger workers in a workplace presents managers with unique challenges.  Differences in values, interests and communication styles are just a few of these challenges.  A lot has been written about the generational clash that’s occurring in work places today as the boomers struggle to accept millennial hires.  For the …

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PWC Q&A: Professor Nathan Whitlock

This year we’re taking you behind the scenes to see how PWC operates and hear from key people on the administrative and teaching staff. Professor Nathan Whitlock teaches PWC’s Storytelling and Narrative course in first term and the Professionalism Skills: Internship Preparation course in second term. We asked him what he likes about teaching writing, and …

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