Media @ McGill

Misrepresentation: Women, Girls, Power and the Media



Update: An MP4 video recording of this event is now available. (~265 MB). You can download the file by right-clicking here to choose 'Save Link As...', or download it to your iOS device through our iTunes channel.

The influence of media on society has long been debated, especially with regard to the correlation between violence exposed in various communication and entertainment mediums and aggression among teenagers. However, what of the correlation between the representation of women in the media and roles of power for women in Western society?


Media@McGill and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the theme of media representation of women which will be based on issues raised in the 2011 documentary, Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The panel is free and open to the public, but online registration is advised as places are limited. Screenings of Miss Representation will also be shown throughout the day.

Panel: Francine Pelletier, journalist and founder of La Vie en rose magazine, Anne Lagacé-Dowson, journalist and radio talk show host at CJAD, and Martine Vallée, Director of Social Policy at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will make up the panel. The discussion will be moderated by Judy Rebick, journalist and co-founder of and current Eakin Fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

To register for the panel: or call 514 398-3911.

Miss Representation screenings: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Leacock 232, 855 Sherbrooke West

All four screening are free and open to the general public. Registration for the 5:00 p.m. screening is recommended as places are limited. To register: or 514 398-3911.