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Alumni Magazines Published by Universities and Colleges in Alberta

Alumni MagazinesAlumni magazines are published by most of the universities and many of the colleges in Alberta in order to keep alumni, current and prospective students, faculty and donors informed of the news, activities, and successes of alumni and the school. Some of the magazines are published by the alumni association, some are published by students, all of them are interesting to read. Here they are in alphabetical order:

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Alberta Magazine: Grande Prairie Smart Guide, Making the Most of Multimedia

GP Smart Guide MagazineThe Grande Prairie Smart Guide is one of the most outstanding city magazines published in Alberta. In a city of just over 55,000 people, it’s impressive how hyper-local it is and that there’s enough advertisers to support the package they produce: interactive website, 32 page, full colour glossy print magazine and smartphone apps with real time information about local events, restaurants, shopping, movie times, nightlife and other activities in Grande Prairie. The free app also features GPS mapping, Facebook check-ins, movie listings, community events, restaurant reviews, weather reports and fun local user-submitted photos and videos.

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Alberta Views Magazine Invites Submissions to their Short Story Contest Until June 30

Short_Story_ContestHave you written a story all Albertans should read? Send it to Alberta Views, a bi-monthly magazine of well-written and well-researched stories about the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. You could win $1,000 and have your writing published in the magazine. The contest is open to all current or former  residents of Alberta except employees of Alberta Views. Deadline to enter is June 30, 2015. Here’s the contest guidelines…

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Alberta Magazine: Culinaire, A Food & Beverage Magazine to Tempt Your Tastebuds

Culinaire-May-2015Culinaire is a food and beverage magazine tempting tastebuds, engaging appetites, and celebrating all things Calgary. The magazine, now in it’s third year as of the May 2015 issue, highlights local people and learning from their experience and success. Sharing their secrets are chefs, sommeliers, brewers, mixologists, restaurateurs, and local food and beverage experts. With 15,000 copies published ten times per year, you’ll find Culinaire in the food and beverage businesses in Calgary and surrounding area.

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Alberta Magazine: T8N Magazine, Cultivating Life in St Albert

T8N MagazineRob Lightfoot, formerly the publisher of Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s alternative newspaper, and his three stalwart staff work tirelessly to publish a slick and well-design lifestyle publication called T8N Magazine in St. Albert. First released this past December, Lightfoot and his team are filling a known gap in the St. Albert media marketplace. T8N Magazine is published 12 months a year and promises to prompt conversation and “stir up some hornets’ nests” on local issues.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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