Communication Matters: Commonwealth Games

12:00PM to 12:30PM July 29, 2014
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Centre for Dialogue, LIC
RRU Staff

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

Join the conversation

You are invited to join us on campus or via livestream. You can also submit questions ahead of time to Community Relations.

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