Communication Matters: Commonwealth Games
Join us for the second panel in the Communication Matters series where faculty will discuss the impact and legacy of the Commonwealth Games. An international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, this year's event is hosted in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to Aug. 3.
- Jennifer Walinga, School of Communication and Culture director, member of Canada's Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medalist rowing teams (1983-1992);
- Michael Real, School of Communication and Culture professor and media and sports expert , who managed a project for UNESCO that resulted in a book-length report Global Ritual: Olympic Media Coverage and International Understanding;
- Julia Jahansoozi, School of Communication and Culture associate professor and public relations academic, who holds an MSc in public relations and a PhD in public relations, both from the University of Stirling, in Scotland.
- Eugene Thomlinson, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management assistant professor and tourism expert with more than 15 years experience in the industry.
The panel experts will speak about:
- The relative scale and impact of the Commonwealth Games
- Sport as a political and cultural agent
- Values in sport