Communication Matters: Immigration from an intercultural communication perspective

12:30PM to 1:00PM October 14, 2015
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You are invited to join the 5th Communication Matters series event where faculty and students will discuss immigration from an intercultural communication perspective.

You are invited to join the 5th Communication Matters series event where faculty and students will discuss immigration from an intercultural communication perspective.

The plight of Syrian refugees has called attention to a global refugee crisis discussion which is all over social media, websites, newspapers, radio and television. How are these stories are being constructed in the media from various perspectives? How do we understand and interpret the response at the local, national and international level? How are refugees integrated into new communities at the next stage of the crisis? From an intercultural communication perspective, what are the implications for Canadians and the Victoria community? This event brings together a panel of students and faculty from the MA in Intercultural and International Communication (MAIIC) program at the School of Communication and Culture to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis.

Panelists:

Juana Du (moderator) is the program head and assistant professor for the Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication on-campus program. Du holds a PhD in intercultural and organizational communication from Hong Kong Baptist University. She has worked with New York University as a postdoctoral researcher and an intercultural consultant with MNEs.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz is joining the panel as a current associate faculty at RRU, and form professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She also directs the Center for Intercultural Dialogue in the US. She has over 30 years of experience as an intercultural communication scholar.

Celine Yang, is a graduate student of the MAIIC 2013 cohort, and has experience and insights in intercultural and international communication from her work as a bilingual teacher in MNCs as well as a PR practitioner in international PR agencies & firms. She believes in the importance of hearing, just as much as speaking, and through that process people get to understand and to be understood.

Lisa Selvey is currently pursuing her MA in International and Intercultural Communications and has spent approximately six years living in Saudi Arabia and Qatar working in the healthcare industry. 

Please join us on Oct. 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via livestream.