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Harold Innis on Canada

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: Main Atrium

Presented by Edward Comor as part of Western's Canada 150 celebrations as well as the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture.

To Harold Innis, Canada was an important and tragic place. A veteran of the First World War and the country’s most prodigious intellectual during the Second, by 1945 Innis was as disturbed by his country’s nationalism as he was driven forward by the potentialities of its culture. Known today for his analysis of Canadian economic development and his theories concerning media and communications, a little known part of Innis’ legacy is his understanding of the unique position of Canada in modern civilization and, paradoxically, his deep pessimism regarding the nation’s future. In this presentation, these and other seemingly contradictory aspects of Innis’ life, and the salience of his work for Canadians sixty-five years after his death, will be explored.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Becky Blue

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