New SCC faculty member Dr. Geo Takach

New SCC faculty member Dr. Geo Takach

Dr. Geo Takach will join the School of Communication and Culture on April 18, 2016 as the program head for the BA Professional Communication online program. Geo has taught at MacEwan University, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge and developed and led workshops for the public and private sectors on diverse aspects of communications since 1992. We are thrilled to welcome such a dynamic individual to our team and community. Welcome Geo!

Dr. Geo Takach: My research, primarily in environmental and sustainability communication around Alberta and its bituminous (‘tar’/’oil’) sands, has been presented at 22 scholarly conferences, in seven scholarly publications (and five more forthcoming) and in a SSHRC-funded PhD study from the University of Calgary that won the Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award (Category A, Experimental) from the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry based in Illinois. My research has been profiled in the national, provincial and local media, where I have been quoted as an expert on issues around Alberta and the sands. I have two scholarly books in the works on that subject, as apparently one was just not enough.