McLuhan Centre Winter Program Week 3: Monday Night Seminar, Feb 8; Video Lounge, Feb 9; Book Salon, Feb 10

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Winter/Spring 2016 program of events

THE COMMUNITY SPEAKS – How do we decide what matters in the city?

MONDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

With Mary Donohue, David Miller, Richard Stursberg

MARY DONOHUE was mamed as one of the 18 Outstanding Women In Tech, 2015, and Diversity MBA’s top 50 under 50 in 2015. Dr. Donohue is a passionate advocate of revolutionizing today’s workforce training through technology and developing internal talent. Her book with Jack Canfield became a best seller on Amazon in the both the US and Canada in September 2015. As Founder of the Donohue Learning Systems™, she designs technologies that provide people with a roadmap to achieve a better work/life balance. Dr. Mary is a world-renowned speaker and TEDX presenter, television personality and columnist. Her work appears in the Huffington Post and Financial Post.

DAVID MILLER is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was the 63rd Mayor of Toronto who served from 2003 to 2010. He entered politics as a member of the New Democratic Party, although his mayoral campaign and terms in office were without any formal party affiliation. He did not renew his party membership in 2007. In 2011, Miller assumed a position with the World Bank as an advisor on urban issues. In 2013, he was appointed as president and CEO of WWFCanada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife
Fund.
RICHARD STURSBERG is a Canadian Media Executive. He has been head of all English services at the CBC, Executive Director of  Telefilm Canada, Chairman of the Canadian Television Fund, President of Starchoice and Cancom (now Shaw Direct), President of the Canadian Cable Television Association and Assistant Deputy Minister of Culture and Broadcasting for the Government of Canada. He is currently President of Aljess, a boutique consulting firm. He is the author of The Tower of Babble (2012), named one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail.

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VIDEO LOUNGE

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

A screening program showcases some rare films and documentaries that feature McLuhan’s intellectual influence during the Sixties and Seventies. A panel discussion follows the screening.

Marshall McLuhan - 1967. Philosopher and scholar Herbert Marshall MCLUHAN. - Wayne Miller
MARSHALL MCLUHAN: THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE
Television documentary written and hosted by Tom Wolfe. Produced and directed by Stephanie McLuhan-Ortved (1984).

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BOOK SALON

WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
J. MCLEOD ROGERS, T. WHALEN, C.G. TAYLOR (Eds.)
Finding McLuhan: The Mind / The Man / The Message
University of Regina Press, 2015

With Gary Genosko, Adam Lauder, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers

In 1965, Tom Wolfe famously asked of Marshall McLuhan: “Suppose he is the oracle of the modern times: what if he is right?” Fifty years later, McLuhan’s biographer Douglas Coupland, McLuhan’s sons, and sixteen scholars explore the many ways in which McLuhan’s predictions have come true. Engaging with McLuhan’s remarkable legacy and responding to his call to participate actively in understanding technologies, Finding McLuhan offers relevant and timely insights for readers encountering him for the first time and for those re-encountering and re-evaluating him.

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