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Partnering with Fanshawe Students on Lessons in Leadership Twitter Chat

By Matt Quin, IABC London Chapter President

This month, IABC London is pleased to be partnering with students from Fanshawe College on a very special leadership event. 

On November 13, students will host a Twitter chat featuring the 18th Premier of Ontario, the Hon. William Davis.  Not only will he be sharing his views gathered from decades of experience, Davis will also be taking questions from the virtual audience.

Bill Davis was the longest serving Ontario Premier, holding office from 1971-1985. As Minister of Education, he established Trent and Brock Universities, TVO, and 22 Community Colleges in the province.  This will be the first time he has ever answered questions through social media. This is a chance to engage with one of Canada's finest leaders and to join in on the discussion with your own thoughts.



Member Celebration: October

IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields. Our members represent a diverse range of professional experience, educational background and fields of expertise. 

Each member contributes to our community, offering support and working to elevate our profession. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to IABC!

Welcome to new members who joined IABC London:

Ryan Byrne, Katherine Fletcher, Heather Grondin, Jennifer Hook, Jeannette Palmer


Thank you to members who renewed their IABC membership:


 Katie Burns, Matthew Clarke, Helen Connell, Faadia Ghani, Keith Marnoch, Leanne Perreault  




Volunteers Needed for the 2015 Virtuoso Awards Committee

We're already planning for the 2015 Virtuoso Awards. If you're interested in helping out, please attend our first committee meeting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18th.  The first meeting will be held downtown at Nicholson Sheffield Architects (358 Talbot St, London, ON N6A 2R6).

 The time commitment for the committee will involve one meeting per month from January to June and of course, the day of the gala. Beyond that, your involvement is whatever you want to make it!


Vanessa Dolishny and Lisa Baldock

Virtuoso Awards Co-Directors



Unlocking the Leader Within:  A Professional Development Event

When: Thursday, November 27th, 2014 7:30 AM

Where: Aroma Restaurant

717 Richmond Street, London, ON

Tickets: $20 Students | $25 Members $35 Non-members


*Please register by 3p.m. on Monday, November 24th, 2014


Everyone can be a leader. 


A leader is someone who provides inspiration, motivation, and directional efforts to achieve success.   


Foundational leadership skills are critical in order to reach professional objectives and business 



A leader can be found in the boardroom, on the court or field, and in all facets of the community. 



Utilize Resources IABC Membership Offers

Shannon Sasville


Submitted by Jamie Gill and Laura Tyrrell


"If you're an adrenaline junkie you have picked the right field!" For IABC London member Shannon Sasseville, working in communications is fast-paced and unique in that it is both rewarding and challenging. "It almost becomes more of a lifestyle than just a career."



Sasseville is a member of the senior management team for the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). She is primarily responsible for communications, public affairs, issues management and organizational development.


LHINs plan, integrate and fund local health care, improving access and patient experience.  Among many accomplishments, Sasseville proudly supported a team that helped find family doctors and nurse practitioners for over 15,000 people in the region.  She also worked with the community and local health care providers to maintain services in a small community emergency department. 


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