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Friday, May 6 • 16:20 - 17:10
Politics and Social Media

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Whether or not you #FeelTheBern, you'll know that social media has had a massive impact on politics around the world.

Our popular Politics and Social Media Panel looks at these big trends.

Arrive early! This session is always full. 

Moderators
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Janni Aragon Aragon

Speaker, University of Victoria
Janni  Aragon, PhD, is an Academic Administrator with 18 years of teaching and ten of them at UVIC in Political Science and Women’s Studies. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Faculty of Social Sciences. She currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching and Chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee.  She has extensive experience with... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Geoghegan

Panel, Michael Geoghegan Consulting
Geoghegan began as a ministerial assistant to the New Democratic Party's Bill Barlee from 1991 to 1996.[2] After resigning from his job when Barlee was defeated, Geoghegan set up a government relations firm with Barlee known as "Barlee, Geoghegan and Associates", which was succeeded by "Michael Geoghegan Consulting Ltd".[3] The firm released a series of polling studies in 1999 and 2000 authored by Bernard von Schulmann and former Green Party... Read More →
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Sophie Rousseau

Legislative Journalist, Radio-Canada / CBC
Sophie Rousseau is an award winning senior journalist and media producer with 20 years of expertise in digital broadcasting. | | As a BC Legislative correspondent for Radio-Canada/CBC French since 2002, Sophie has provided in depth coverage of BC politics on all platforms: TV, radio, web, and social media. She has reported on dozens of municipal, provincial and federal elections campaigns, investigated a large number of political scandals... Read More →
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Mat Wright

Panel, Legislature of British Columbia
Since 2013 Press Secretary for Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay - Gordon Head and Leader of the B.C. Green Party. Mat also manages The Wright Result, a communication consulting business, and has advised and worked on political campaigns at the local, provincial and federal level for numerous parties and candidates. Mat has a keen interest in how social media and new communication tools are radically affecting political activism, organization and... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 16:20 - 17:10
Colwood Room

Attendees (40)