Winnipigeon Homecoming: Marshall McLuhan in Winnipeg Symposium


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Marshall McLuhan was born at Edmonton, Alberta on 21 July 1911, he moved with his parents to Winnipeg in 1915. He attended Gladstone SchoolEarl Grey School and Kelvin Technical High School before enrolling in the University of Manitoba in 1928. He received a BA Honours in 1933 and an MA in 1934 before going on to study at the University of Cambridge.

The Winnipigeon Symposium Schedule

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Archives & Special Collections, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus  Archives 


FEATURED SPEAKER:  Michael McLuhan, son of Marshall McLuhan “Some Things My Father Told Me”

The unveiling of Bust of Marshall McLuhan, 2019 Winnipeg Citizen’s Hall of Fame Inductee

Documentary:  Jarrett Cole’s:  Marshall McLuhan Lived Here.

Award Presentation:  The Medium and the Light Award

New Book announcement:  Of Religion and a Winnipegeon:  Proceedings of the McLuhan Faith & Works Conference at St.Paul’s College, U of M, Oct. 2015

Movie Screening:  Richard Altman’s:  McLuhan Unclaimed:  I am a Winnipigeon

Reception to follow until 5:30

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

     330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

MORE INFO: (204) 474 – 9986

Along with the program above, there will also be the unveiling of the Bust of Marshall McLuhan, and an announcement of his induction as the 2019 Winnipeg Citizen’s Hall of Fame Inductee joining other notable Winnipegers like Terry Fox, John Hirsch, Nellie McClung, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Sir William Stephenson. See

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