TORONTO, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) honoured Lydia Boyko APR, FLMI, B.J., M.Ed., Ph.D. (LM CPRS)
with the 2014 CPRS Outstanding Achievement Award. She was recognized
for her leadership in the Society's professional Accreditation
examination process. She received a certificate in the presence of her
industry peers at the CPRS 2014 National Awards Gala on May 27 in
"This tremendous recognition for work as national accreditation 'team
leader' would not be possible without my 'team of genius'," said Boyko.
"These dedicated public relations practitioners from across Canada
understand the importance of accreditation as integral to building the
profession's profile, integrity and respect. Accreditation formalizes
skills and expertise for a dynamic and diverse discipline, filled with
potential for the next generation of public relations professionals in
a huge range of agency, corporate, government and non-profit
After working in the private sector for a number of years, Boyko now
serves the public relations community as a professor in the School of
Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College in Toronto.
She has been a member of the Society for more than 30 years.
"Professor Lydia Boyko is a unique public relations practitioner who
possesses both a wealth of professional experience and a high level of
related academic achievement. Her leadership of the examination
development process has been integral to ensuring that practitioners
seeking Accreditation demonstrate their ability to apply theory to the
practice of public relations," said Kathy Malley, APR, FCPRS, Chief
Examiner, National Council on Accreditation. "Attaining an APR through
the Canadian Public Relations Society is a mark of significant
professional achievement denoting an individual's strategic thinking,
ethics and strength as a communicator in a broad spectrum of the
industry. To draw these important qualities out, it takes someone of
Lydia Boyko's caliber to develop appropriately rigorous testing. Her
contribution to the professional accreditation program over the past
several years has been exemplary!"
The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the long-term dedication of
a CPRS member and pays tribute to a single, but nonetheless significant
effort. It was one of several Major Awards presented at this year's
awards gala. The Major Awards recognize exceptional involvement in the
public relations profession and candidates are nominated by peers.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a
not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice,
management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain
the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in
public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more
information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.
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SOURCE: Canadian Public Relations Society
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