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

by Rebecca Bengtsson on May 5, 2014

in ComDev,Comdev Projects,ComDev seminar,Glocal Classroom

Guelph Seminar 22 -23 May, 2014

Communication for Social and Environmental Change – a two day seminar

This seminar is part of the Glocal Classroom seminar series and will take place at University of Guelph, Canada. If you’re unable to attend in person, this seminar will be broadcast on ComDev Live as per usual. To interact with us during the seminar, use #ComDev_Live.

See below the detailed schedule for the Guelph Seminar. All times are in local time.

Thursday 22 May

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and arrival 

Session 1
09:00 – 10:30 

Welcome and introductions
Chair: Lynne Mitchell, Director, Center for International Programmes

  • Serge Desmarais, Vice-President Academic, University of Guelph
  • Hans Lindquist, Pro Vive-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

Session 2
10:50 – 12:30 

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

Session 3
14:00 – 15:50
University Centre Room 103

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

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

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

Session 5
08:30 – 10:00

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

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

Session 6
10:30 – 12:30 

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

Session 7
13:30 – 15:00

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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