KELOWNA, BC, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) honoured Janice Robertson, APR LM with the 2017 CPRS Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of her commitment to the Pathways to the Profession Recognition Program over the past five years. She received her certificate in the presence of her industry peers, Sunday, May 28, at the 2017 CPRS National Conference National Conference in Kelowna, B.C.
"I have CPRS to thank for my very satisfying career. I never studied public relations myself, but thanks to CPRS - the local educational events, world class conferences, like Illuminate, and the very demanding accreditation program it offers, I enjoyed a 25 year career as a public relations educator," said Robertson. "I am deeply honoured by this award and the opportunity to support excellence in academic programs in public relations and communication management in Canada."
In honour of her leadership in the Recognition program, Robertson was selected unanimously by the CPRS Board of Directors and Awards Committee as this year's Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, which celebrates the long-term dedication of a CPRS member and pays tribute to a single, significant effort.
"Through her commitment over the last five years to make the Pathways program what it is today, Janice has singlehandedly enhanced the national image of CPRS," said Kim Blanchette, APR, FCPRS, National President, CPRS. "What started as a simple idea to standardize public relations education only a few years ago, is now a major national program dedicated to the enrichment of the profession, all thanks in large part to Janice's hard work."
The Award of Achievement was one of nine Major Awards presented throughout Illuminate 2017 in recognition of exceptional involvement in the public relations profession with each recipient being nominated by his or her 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 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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