• Social Media and Education Symposium

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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    A symposium to explore social media's impacts on education will be held at Grenfell Campus this week.


    Spearheaded by Grenfell's philosophy and humanities disciplines, the symposium, March 15 and 16, will examine everything from "fake news" to the effects of social media on student life and mental wellbeing.


    The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Victor Pickard, an associate professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pickard's research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, the future of journalism and the normative foundations and politics of media policy. His keynote address is titled "Confronting the Misinformation Society: Causes, Concerns, and Alternatives." The symposium schedule is as follows:


    Thursday, March 15:

    • 4:30-6 p.m., AS2016: Five-minute student presentations and Q&A
    • 6-7 p.m., AS lower concourse: Light refreshments
    • 7-9 p.m., AS2026: Keynote address and Q&A

    4-7 p.m., AS2026: Grenfell faculty and staff presentations and Q&A with refreshment break    

    For more information about the Social Media and Education Symposium, contact Dr. Stephen Blackwood,

    Marketing, Communications and Advancement

    Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
    A2H 5G4, Canada

    Office: AS234
    Phone: (709) 637-7329