Laid out by a huge cold – but reading two books in King City!

I have had the worst cold that I have experienced in 10 years since Monday. My parents came over on Sunday night to help me clean my house. They like doing this, not because I am incapable, but it makes them feel they doing something productive, other than sitting around and visiting with me. I …

Massive Artists Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario

This evening, my oldest friend, Stanley Yee, who’s President of the Dragon Fencing Academy, and I went to the AGO’s Massive Artists Party. It was a really nice night. Because Stanley and I are both members of the AGO Next Young Patrons Circle, we got to go to the pre-party, which took place in the …

FRESH Symposium – [email protected]!

Today I attended our Communication Studies and Multimedia students’ FRESH* Symposium, which features the best of their work in a poster format. It was fabulous. At 1.30pm, Dr. David Ogborn, a sound artist and professor of multimedia in my department introduced his laptop orchestra. That was a great moment. Listening to 1280 Lounge filled with …

The Hon. Paddy Torsney gives a guest lecture to CMST 3QQ3: Communications Campaigns and Elections

Today was an excellent day at Mac for me. Not only was it the last day of class and the end of a superb Level III seminar on Communications Campaigns for Not-for-Profits and Elections, but we had a distinguished visitor, my old friend, the Honourable Paddy Torsney. It was a real thrill for the students …

A text message ended a special connection

Today I received a text message that told me that someone for whom I care deeply, someone with whom I share a common outlook on the world and so many common traits and feelings no longer wants to communicate with me. I realise that I made errors, but actually feeling the stinging loss of a …

Launched new publication: Journal of Professional Communication !

I thought that this warranted its own entry! Today, I launched the Journal of Professional Communication at the Public Relations Leadership Summit. The JPC will be a forum where academics, PR practitioners, marketers, political communicators, and multimedia artists and designers can exchange ideas, publish case studies and discuss the actual state of and future of …

Public Relations Leadership Summit: Vision 2020

Today I attended the CPRS and IABC sponsored Public Relations Leadership Summit: Vision 2020. It was a very valuable experience for me. The summit was held at the Old Mill Inn and Spa near High Park. My colleague Dr Terry Flynn, an assistant professor in the DeGroote School of Business, President of CPRS, and Director …