Jill Chapman: Student Success Story

The Director of Strategy and Planning at Economic Development Winnipeg, Jill Chapman says it was her PACE diploma (2002) that allowed her to pursue her dream career in communications.

“I had received my Bachelor of Arts degree from UWinnipeg, and was still really motivated to continue my education while maintaining my first full-time job after university,” explains Chapman. “I wanted to strengthen my skill set to add to my workplace experience.”

Chapman’s employer was very supportive of her taking time to complete the Public Relations Diploma program. “I felt it was a natural extension of my arts degree. It allowed me to specialize in an area of work that I felt passionate about. It also has helped me tremendously over the last 10 years to move into more senior roles.”

Chapman enjoyed the intimate setting and her diverse classmates who ranged in age, experience and education. “I learned a lot by working with real life case studies and being taught by instructors who are experts in the subject. This made the difference.”


Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Communication Diploma

Year of Graduation


Current Employer

Economic Development Winnipeg

Job Title

Director of Strategy And Planning
Wesley and Buhler Buildings