Dr. Darin Barney, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, will appear on TVOntario's "The Agenda" on 3 May 2007. The program will air at 8pm (EST). Dr. Barney will be part of a panel with Andrew Coyne, Todd Gitlin and Clifford Orwin, discussing the shape of ideology and political conflict in the coming decades.
Later in the week, Dr. Barney’s 2007 Hart House Lecture, "One Nation Under Google: Citizenship in the Technological Republic," will be broadcast on TVOntario's "Big Ideas". It will air on Sunday, 6 May 2007, at 4pm (EST), and will be available a few days thereafter as a podcast here.
Media@McGill's William Straw has been appointed Interim Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada , MISC, for the 2007-08 academic year. This appointment reflects Professor Straw's outstanding contribution to the study of Canada and Quebec over the course of his career, and will enhance the ongoing relationship between the Institute and the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada was established in 1994 and its mission is to promote and support a better understanding of Canada’s social, political and economic future across the country and internationally. The Institute promotes public as well as university-based education about Canada, the cooperation of a great number of colleagues throughout McGill.
Media@McGill's Marc Raboy, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications, will deliver a lecture on “global media regulation in the information society” at the University of Exeter (UK) on 30 March, 2007. Professor Raboy has been invited to speak to the Information Society Network, ISN, an interdisciplinary network of scholars from disciplines including archaeology, art, business and economics, computer science, film studies, law, management, philosophy, politics and psychology. The ISN is based at ten universities from a range of countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, Spain and New Zealand.
The McGill Observatory on Media and Public Policy (OMPP) is conducting a content analysis of newspaper coverage of the 2007 Quebec election campaign. Its reports are regularly updated and available here
The OMPP is headed by Professors Stuart Soroka, of the Department of Political Science, and Antonia Maioni, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. It previously reported on the 2004 and 2006 federal election campaigns.
Media @McGill is pleased to announce that Dr. Darin Barney, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, and professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, has been invited to deliver the 2007 Hart House lecture at the University of Toronto on 22 March 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. The Hart House legacy dates back to 1924 and has consistently provided students, faculty and staff with a venue to explore and debate the arts, literature, politics and contemporary issues.