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Journalism student named Student Journalist of the Year

“I honestly could not believe I won,” Lauren LiBetti said.

On May 3, LiBetti was named Student Journalist of the Year at the 60th Annual Ontario Newspaper Awards Gala in Hamilton, Ont.

“I had been so excited about the nomination that I never really considered the possibility of actually winning,” the Centennial College Fast-Track Journalism student said.

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Corporate Communications and Public Relations students rake in industry accolades

Last month, Centennial students took home one Bronze and two Gold ACE awards at the annual Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Toronto ACE Awards Gala.

“I was thrilled for our students,” said Barry Waite, professor and coordinator of the CC+PR program. “To be recognized by the Toronto PR community not only recognizes their hard work, but also demonstrates to them the value of what they’re learning at Centennial.”

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Big Race wins big award

The Big Race, created by Centennial College students, recently earned a Gold Quill Award in the audio-visual category from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

“It’s big,” said Donna Lindell, Project Fusion’s faculty lead, and Corporate Communications and Public Relations (CC+PR) professor. “These are international awards and they receive submissions from all corners of the globe.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of the Year

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year.

Zuckerberg, 26, was chosen “for connecting more than half a billion people, … for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we all live our lives,” the magazine said.

Sun TV News gets CRTC green light

Quebecor Media has won the regulatory go-ahead to start broadcasting what some have already labelled “Fox News North”.

The CRTC today granted Quebecor subsidiaries TVA Group Inc. and Sun Media Corporation a licence for Sun TV News, a national English-language news channel.

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India’s Toonz opens production unit in Canada

Montreal’s Mediabiz International and India’s Toonz have partnered to open a new animation and live-action production unit in Canada with plans to invest in projects worth $200 million US in the next three years.

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Oprah TV network to make Canadian debut in March

It’s official: Oprah’s OWN channel will flash to life on Canadian TV screens two months after it does on American ones.

“There’s a great deal of excitement about the upcoming March 1 launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada,” Susan Schaefer, Corus Entertainment’s head of networks and marketing, said in a press release.

Photo published Sept. 17, 2010, on

Vaughan mayor Linda Jackson comes out swinging

On Sept. 17, 2010, more than a year after the Toronto Star first ran this photo, that same shot appeared again, this time on in a story by urban affairs reporter Gail Swainson headlined “Vaughan mayor Linda Jackson comes out swinging”.

Watch your vehicle, police warn after warm-up thefts

A pair of Wednesday morning warm-up thefts in Vaughan has police reminding drivers to be careful with their cars. On Nov. 4 at about 6:30 a.m., a Toyota Camry was stolen from a Martin Grove Road driveway, police say. The car was left running with the doors unlocked. It was left unattended for less than three minutes.

New youth city councillor welcomed

Ali Fatehzadah has taken on his post as Vaughan’s fifth youth city councillor with some lofty goals and the knowledge that he’s now a role model. “I’m of Afghan descent, my parents are from Afghanistan,” the 17-year-old Maple High School student said recently. “I’m a proud Canadian.”