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Name Fran Gregory
School Media and Design
Program Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations

Master of Science, Communication Management (summa cum laude, Syracuse University) 

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration (Oakland University) 

Accredited Public Relations practitioner (APR designation) 

Member, Canadian Public Relations Society College of Fellows (FCPRS designation)
Title Professor
Courses Taught English Vocabulary, Diction and Style
Public Relations Campaigns
Media, Culture and Communication Theory 
Public Relations History Principles and Concepts 
Public Relations Campaigns
Areas of Expertise & Interest

Employee Communications 

Strategic Communications Planning 

Organizational Behaviour
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities

Member, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) 

Member, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) 

Co-Presiding Officer, Academic, CPRS National Education Council
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Co-author, official Canadian definition of public relations (CPRS): http://cprs.ca/Aboutus/whatisPR.aspx 

Co-author, CPRS Pathways to the Profession - A primer and benchmark for Canadian institutes offering programming in Public Relations and Communications Management education: http://www.cprs.ca/education/pathways.aspx 

Lead role in the review and renewal of the Bachelor of Public Relations degree program, involving course and program review; environmental scanning including professional trends; and student research: Conestoga College 

Regular reviewer of proposed public relations texts, Oxford University Press
Additional Information I have been a leader in the practice of public relations and communications for more than 35 years. During that time, I have worked in the manufacturing, financial and service sectors leading communication projects around the world. 

I am also a communications consultant to organizations as diverse as General Motors, the United Way of Waterloo Region, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club, and others.
 I am also a long-serving member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a founder and former president of the local chapter, and an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society. 

I am
the recipient of the 2011 Lorelei Kilgour Memorial Outstanding Practitioner Award for ethics and professionalism, presented by CPRS Hamilton, and the Conestoga College Team Leadership Award.


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