Joint ComDev and Glocal Classroom seminar: 22 – 23 May, University of Guelph, Canada

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Thursday 22 May

09:00 – 10:30: Session 1 Welcome and introductions

Chair: Lynne Mitchell, Director, Center for International Programmes
Serge Desmarais, Vice-President Academic, University of Guelph
Hans Lindquist, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Objectives of the Glocal Classroom and Overview of the Guelph Seminar Agenda
Panel discussion: We are Glocal – Communication for Social and Environmental Change
Chair: Jim Shute, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph
–      Realizing Communities and Communication – Helen Hambly Odame, Associate Professor, University of Guelph.
–      Adventures in Community Informatics, Michael Gurstein, Editor, Journal of Community Informatics
–      Web 2.0 Innovation for Rural and Remote Community Development, Atahraul Chowdhury, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Guelph.
Discussant, Ronald Stade, Malmö University.

10:30 – 10:50: Break

10:50 – 12:30: Session 2 Mediated Transformations of Rural and Remote Areas of Canada: Practical Experience and Academy.
Chair: Al Lauzon, Professor, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph
–      Multi-site Community engagement – micro technologies for social and environmental change, Fred Campbell,, Nova Scotia
–      Communication Rights: Experiences from Northern Locals, speakers from and the First Mile Project
Discussant, Scott Brown, MSc Student, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

14:00 – 15:50: Session 3 World Café On-the-Air

In this session, Guelph’s Campus/community Radio Station CFRU 93.3 will broadcast live a World Café that involves a live interview between radio host and four alumni or graduate students who will talk about their research and live experiences with community radio and social change issues.

–      On the Local Agenda CFRU 93.3, Barry Rooke, CFRU 93.3 Station Manager
–      Women and Community Radio in Bangladesh, Mahmuda Anwar, University of Guelph
–      Music on the Radio as Social Change, Mery Perez, University of Guelph
–      Radio for social change in conflict areas: War Child’s experiences in Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, Nikki Whaites, War Child Canada
–      Agriculture in the Airwaves Across Africa, Marc LeClair, Farm Radio International

16:00 – 17:00: Session 4 (two parallel sessions) 

Digital Social and Environmental Change

Chair: Lynne Mitchell, Director, Center for International Programs
–      Digital activism, comedy and climate justice Sean Devlin, Activist Comedian
–      The governmentality of open data and open aid, Tobias Denskus, Malmö University
Discussant, Cody Skinner, MSc Student, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph
Session 4 (two parallel sessions)
16:00 – 17:00 
Evaluating Communication for Social and Environmental Change
Chair: Richard Gorrie, Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support
–      Mentoring Evaluation in Communication for Development, Ricardo Ramirez, Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph

Discussant, Oscar Hemer, Malmö University

Friday 23 May

08:30 – 10:00: Session 5 Evolving Ideas and Applications – ’Blue Sky’ Commentaries from Project Partners

University of Guelph: Richard Gorrie and Helen Hambly
Flinders University: Colin Carati
Stellenbosch University: Antoinette Van der Merwe
Malmö University: Micke Rundberg and Oscar Hemer

10:00 – 10:30: Break

Mini-media presentation
Start Early: Building a Glocal Online Classroom for K-12 teachers and students – WorldVuze Demo

10:30 – 12:30: Session 6 Journalistic Frames on Representation

Chair: Owen Roberts, University of Guelph

–      Human Rights Journalism Home and Abroad, Rachel Pulfer, Journalist Human Rights
–      Remaking Journalism in Development Context, Ben Peterson
–      Documenting Social Change, Reena Kukreja, Freelance filmmaker
–      Middle East Video Activism, Michael Krona, Malmö University

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 15:00: Session 7 Film Presentation and Discussion

Chair: Helen Hambly, University of Guelph
Professor Shirley Hall, University of Manitoba

15:00 – 15:30: Closing and Appreciation

Robert Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College

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