Internal Communications

How to promote your community update or event

Do you have something you'd like to share with the ECU community? You can submit the details to the Communications + Marketing team using the forms on the ecuad.ca website. Once approved (typically 1-2 business days), your post will make its way into our newsletters and social media feeds, and may receive a slide on our digital signage or be featured on the homepage of the website.

Items submitted by Friday end of day will be automatically included in the all-university email digests that are sent out to ECU inboxes every Tuesday morning.

Here's what you can submit:

Events
We share events that are hosted by, or affiliated with ECU. Once your event submission has been approved and published, it'll appear on our Events page, be included in an email digest and may be featured on other Communications + Marketing channels.
Submit your event here.

Community Updates
Units can share news and resources for the ECU community. Once your Community Update has been approved and published, it'll appear on our Community Updates page and on the Community Updates feed on your unit's ecuad.ca homepage, be included in an email digest, and may be featured on other Communications + Marketing channels.
Submit your Community Update here.

Notices
If you have something to sell or rent, have lost or found something, or have any other short "classified ad" item to share, submit a Notice! Once approved and published, it'll appear on our Notice Board page.
Submit your Notice here.

Have an idea for a news story?
Submit it here
! News stories appear on our News page. They are also shared on our social-media channels and are featured in our newsletters.

Please note: we’re not always able to write about every single pitch we receive. But we thank you in advance for keeping us informed about your achievements and events!

Designing materials on your own

First, download and consult our Brand Guidelines to ensure proper use of our visual identity in your design.

    Take accessibility into consideration. There are helpful tools online to do this:

    • Test your design for colour and type size. We recommend Who Can Use.
    • Test that your writing is plain and clear. We recommend Hemingway App.

    Final Design Checklist

    Use this checklist to ensure you aren’t missing anything important in your design:

    Working with contractors

    If your project requires a graphic designer, printer, or another partner, use the freelance contract when confirming their services.

    Email the Communications + Marketing office to request a list of recommended printers and designers.

    Once you've found a partner, consult them as early as possible about the project. Schedule regular check-ins to ensure expectations are managed and products are delivered on time.

      Collaborating with Communications + Marketing

      The Communications + Marketing Office leads and supports projects pertaining to:

      • Community + Internal Relations
      • Marketing + Content
      • University Communications
      • Media Relations
      • Visual Identity + Creative

      To request to collaborate on a project, start by contacting communications@ecuad.ca.