The WLUSP Summer Conference schedule has been released. All information for rooms and times is included below, as well as biographies for our guest speakers.

Friday July 13, 2012

7:00pm – 9:00pmBrick Tour at the Brick Brewery (181 King Street South)
9:00pm – ???Karaoke at Chainsaw (Uptown Waterloo)


Saturday July 14, 2012

10:30amRegistration Pick up your registration package for the Conference before the first session (DAWB 2-­‐104)
11:00amWelcome Session
(DAWB 2-­‐104)

  • Conference Welcome & Introduction
  • Safe Space and Anti-­‐Oppression
12:00pmWriting Tips and Digging up Stories
(Paige Desmond)
(DAWB 2-­‐105)
Broadcast Production
(Steve Niles)
(DAWB 2-­‐108)
(DAWB 2-104)
2:00pmUsing Multimedia to Build Web Presence
(Arshy Mann)
(DAWB 2-­‐104)
3:00pmBranding & Promotions
(Arshy Mann)
(DAWB 2-­‐105)Business Writing
(Steve Niles)
(DAWB 2-­‐108)
4:00pmInterview Workshop
(Gary Doyle)
(DAWB 2-­-104)
7:00pm-10:00pmSocial at the Office
(205 Regina Street)

  • Barbeque
  • Featuring the Game Asylum (
  • Card Games and Board Games in the Lounge and Board Room
  • Wall Painting


Sunday July 15, 2012

10:00am-11:00amBreakfast at the Office
(205 Regina)

  • Come by the Office where Admin will be cooking a Pancake Breakfast before sessions start
(Dawb 2-­‐104)

  • Strategic Goals
  • Opportunities within WLUSP
  • Brainstorming
1:30pmDepartment Specific Sessions


WLUSP Conference Speaker Descriptions

Steve Niles
Steve Niles is WLUSP alumni and formerly held positions in Sports, News and Student Life at The Cord. He is now an Associate Producer at CBC/Radio-­‐Canada Business Unit and has worked on The Lang and O’Leary Exchange.

Paige Desmond
Paige Desmond is also WLUSP alumni and was the Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief of The Sputnik as well as WLUSP VP of Brantford Operations. She now works as a reporter at the Kitchener-­‐Waterloo Record.

Arshy Mann
Arshy Mann is the former Managing Editor: Web for UBC’s campus newspaper The Ubyssey. He is now the National Bureau Chief for Canadian University Press.

Gary Doyle
Gary Doyle sits on the WLU Student Publications Board of Directors as a community member. He has over 30 years of broadcasting experience and hosts The Gary Doyle Show daily on 570 News.