Publishing School in the Pandemic: Making plans in uncertain times

Cherry blossoms in Vancouver, April 2020

Are we disrupted by the pandemic? Hell yes, we are all disrupted. But we remain committed to our students and our mission and to the well-being of our communities. As an academic institution, we are in a position to keep going, even if it means adjusting how we operate.

In mid-March, Simon Fraser University made the decision to suspend all in-class instruction. That meant we scrambled to pick up all of our existing courses — both graduate and undergraduate — and keep them going online.

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Meet Craig Riggs — MPub Alumni

Craig Riggs

This interview is part of our “3 Questions” series with Publishing Minor students, Master of Publishing candidates, and MPub alumni.

Meet Craig Riggs, partner at Turner-Riggs and founder of ReaderBound.

Twitter: @craigriggs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-riggs-6b74831/

1. What was something you wish you had done differently while in school?
Take more courses outside of my focus area.

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Meet Gerilee McBride — MPub Alumni

Gerilee McBride

This interview is part of our “3 Questions” series with Publishing Minor students, Master of Publishing candidates, and MPub alumni.

Meet Gerilee McBride, Advertising and Promotion Manager at UBC Press.

Instagram: @talkandnottalk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerilee-mcbride-92ab917/

1. What was something you wish you had done differently while in school?
I treated the MPub as an incubator environment and let myself be free to ask all the questions and participate in all the conversations.

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Meet Paschal Ssemaganda — MPub Alumni

Paschal Ssemaganda

This interview is part of our “3 Questions” series with Publishing Minor students, Master of Publishing candidates, and MPub alumni.

Meet Paschal Ssemaganda, Publishing Officer at the World Bank Group. His primary responsibility is to lead the product development and maintenance of the World Bank eLibrary, a subscription-based website used by top academic institutions, government agencies, think tanks, and other institutions.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paschalssemaganda

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