Worldviews pre-conference event held at the University of Toronto

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On Tuesday, April 15, 2013, a pre-conference event was held for the Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education. Titled “The War on Knowledge?” the event brought together several experts to discuss if and how mass media might be challenging – or even attacking – the university.
The panel featured Melonie Fullick, a PhD candidate in York’s Faculty of Education; Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto; Janice Gross Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto; Scott Jaschik, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, and was moderated by Rick Salutin, noted novelist, playwright, journalist, and critic. An excellent keynote address was given by Tony Burman, formerly of CBC and Al-Jazeera, and now Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair at Ryerson University.
This conversation will continue at the Worldviews Conference, which will be held from June 19-21, 2013 in Toronto. The goal of the conference is to explore the increasingly complex, and occasionally fraught, relationship between higher education and the media. The conference will embrace a variety of perspectives, and emphasizes discussion, engagement, and participation. Registration is now open.

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