On March 31st, join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UBC School of Journalism’s first graduating class. We’ll take a look back on the success of our students and alumni, developing strengths in digital, international, environment, Indigenous and public policy journalism—while adapting to the changing media landscape. We’ll trace the School’s transformation from a small boutique school into a global leader in the teaching, research and practice of journalism, growing partnerships across the globe with major media organizations and recently expanding into the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media.
We are delighted to welcome renowned journalist and author Tanya Talaga as our keynote speaker to talk about “Journalism and Indigenous Inclusion.”
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Doors – 6:00 pm
Program – 6:30 pm
Reception and book signing – 8:00 pm
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC – map
General Admission: $15
UBC Students: $10
Former Journalism Staff: $10
For questions about the event, please contact Julia Levasseur: Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-604-822-2035
Tanya Talaga is Anishnabe and a journalist, and was a columnist for the Toronto Star
Tanya is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the First Nation Communities Read Award: Young Adult/Adult; a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction; CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller. She is also the author of the national bestseller All Our Relations: Finding The Path Forward.
Alfred Hermida PhD, Director and Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Alfred is an award-winning media scholar, author and digital news pioneer, and co-founder of The Conversation Canada. With more than two decades of experience in digital journalism, his research explores the transformation of media, with a focus on emerging news practices, media innovation, social media and data journalism. Alfred has a distinguished journalistic pedigree, honed through 16 years at BBC News. He was a BBC correspondent in North Africa and the Middle East for four years before going on to be a founding daily news editor of the BBC News website in 1997.
Candis Callison PhD, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Candis Callison is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed in the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. She is the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke U Press, 2014) and the co-author of Reckoning: Journalism’s Limits and Possibilities (Oxford U Press, 2020). Candis is Tahltan, and a regular contributor to the podcast, Media Indigena. She recently returned from spending a year at Princeton University where she was the Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies. Candis is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellow.
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Feature image credit: Richard Lautens for the Toronto Star.