Scholars featured at Canadian Communication Association conference

Several GJIL scholars are sharing the results of their research at the annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA).

The conference is being held virtually between June 1 and 4, 2021, featuring communication, media and journalism scholars from across Canada.

The CCA annual meeting is organized in partnership with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The theme for this year’s meeting is Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism”.

A key focus for GJIL scholars is explanatory journalism. Ryerson researchers are hosting a panel discussion on explanatory journalism, as well as one on the methodological challenges of studying explanatory journalism.

Other scholars are addressing issues of data privacy, trust and political parties, food and identity and the use of robots in healthcare.

The details of the conference, along with the complete list of presenters, are available on the CCA website.

GJIL ResearchersEvent/Presentation NameDateTime (MDT/EDT)
Elizabeth Dubois[Reading the Fine Print] Political Parties, Data Privacy, and TrustJune 31:00 pm – 2:15 pm / 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Jessica Mudry, Sibo Chen, John Shiga, and Frauke Zeller[Roundtable] Explanatory Journalism and COVID-19 June 29:00 am – 10:15 am / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Robert Clapperton and Charles Davis[Roundtable] Methodological Insights from Research Explanatory Journalism June 210:45 am – 12:00 pm / 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Frauke Zeller[Intersectional Movements and Identities] Food, Identity and Survival 2020: How Black and Caribbean-Owned Restaurants Pivoted at the Cross-Roads of a Pandemic and the BLM MovementJune 21:00 pm – 2:15 pm / 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Lauren Dwyer and Frauke Zeller[Communicating Health and Science] Communication Leveraging Social Robots for HealthcareJune 39:00 am – 10:15 am / 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Hanako Smith, Frauke Zeller, and Charles Davis[Knowing the Canadian Audience] The Living Labs: Connecting with Audiences in a Real-World SettingJune 31:00 pm – 2:15 pm / 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Frauke Zeller, Meredith Burling, and Ali Mazalek  [Making and Mapping Places] Studying Communities of Participatory PlanningJune 11:00 pm – 2:15 pm / 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Yuezhi Zhao and Sibo Chen  
[Environmental Knowledge and Communication] China’s Ecological Civilization: A Blindspot in Global Environmental DiscourseJune 210:45 am – 12:00 pm / 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm 

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