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Student's public ethnography video to air on Shaw TV

Date: 
September 21, 2013

A scene from Harvesting Community, airing this month on Shaw TV

Harvesting Community, a film created by Craig Sorochan as his thesis for the Royal Roads University's Master of Arts in Professional Communication (MAPC) program, and featured on the Public Ethnography as Innovative Learning site, is airing on Shaw TV on Vancouver Island this month.

Public Ethnography Award Recipients Announced

Date: 
September 10, 2013

Each year for four years (2011-14), three meritorious Royal Roads University students who employed the research strategy of public ethnography will be awarded $1,000 at convocation. These awards are made possible through funding from the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography. Public ethnography means scholarship for a new communication paradigm. It entails getting people involved in learning together about new challenges, and it means new ways of disseminating knowledge across distances.

Back-road stories across an unplugged nation

Date: 
November 28, 2012

What do skinny-dippers, sleepy moose, ocean-driving, 6,000-acre properties, warm winds, curry pumpkin soup, freshly-caught-trout, smelly  outhouses, bad coffee, and homes made of all-season tires have in common?

They are but some of the things encountered on any given day of work by Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart. Hear about the people they've met and adventures they've had while traveling across Canada studying Canadians who live off the grids at their Roads To Research presentation December 19th.

Public Ethnography Award Recipients Announced

Date: 
October 22, 2012

Each year for four years (2011-14), three meritorious Royal Roads University students who employed the research strategy of public ethnography will be awarded $1,000 at convocation. These awards are made possible through funding from the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography. Public ethnography means scholarship for a new communication paradigm. It entails getting people involved in learning together about new challenges, and it means new ways of disseminating knowledge across distances.

RRU Innovative Learning Days announced

Date: 
September 30, 2012

Join Dr. Phillip Vannini, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography for a series of three "Innovative Learning Days" on the RRU campus over the coming weeks.These 3-hour workshop-style metings will be hosted by Royal Roads University's School of Communication & Culture and Phillip Vannini.

Session 1: October 19 at 1:30 in the Center for Dialogue

Popularizing Research now available

Date: 
May 9, 2012


Popularizing Research is now available for sale. Find it on amazon.com and other major retailers.

Public ethnography listserv / mailing list

Date: 
September 6, 2011

On June 1-2 the Inn at Laurel Point, in downtown Victoria, was the site of the Public Ethnography: Connecting New Genres, New Media, New Audience conference. The conference was organized by the ethnography.media.arts.culture network and funded by a SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Conferences grant. The conference was a resounding success. It attracted over 70 delegates from all over the globe and featured a remarkable keynote address by West Chester University Anthropology Professor, Paul Stoller.

Royal Roads University student awards announced

Date: 
August 22, 2011

Each year for four years (2011-14), three meritorious Royal Roads University students who employed the research strategy of public ethnography will be awarded $1,000 at convocation. These awards are made possible through funding from the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography. Public ethnography means scholarship for a new communication paradigm. It entails getting people involved in learning together about new challenges, and it means new ways of disseminating knowledge across distances over different time zones.

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