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Marc Raboy to speak at Ryerson and McMaster

raboy poster v2Marc Raboy will speak at Ryerson University on Thursday March 23rd, at 7 pm. The event, organized by Prof. Jeremy Shtern, is sponsored by The Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), the Ryerson School of Creative Industries and The Global Communication Governance Lab.

Venue: Rogers Communications Centre, room 204 (80 Gould Street, corner Church St; 5 min walk from Dundas Subway), Toronto.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and tickets are available on eventbrite:

On Friday March 24, at 2.30 pm, Prof. Raboy will speak at McMaster University. The event is organized and sponsored by Prof. Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, and McMaster University’s Department of Computing and Software, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, and Department of History.

Venue: Wilson Building (LRW), rm. 2001, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton.

Latest Marconi reviews, articles and broadcasts


Journalism History, 42, 3, Fall 2016, 178-179 (Noah Arceneaux)

Canadian Journal of Communication, 42, 1, 2017 (Rowland Lorimer)

National Post (Zane Schwartz, March 4, 2017)


Montreal Review of Books (Sara Spike, February 24, 2017)

Huffington Post (Marc Raboy, February 27, 2017)

Globe and Mail (Mark Medley, February 28, 2017)

CBC Books (March 2, 2017)

Open Book (March 6, 2017)

Toronto Observer (Bambang Sadewo, March 10, 2017)


TVO, The Agenda with Steve Paikin (March 2, 2017)

CFRB, Newstalk 1010 (Moore in the Morning, March 3, 2017) (podcast unavailable)

What She Said Talk (Kris Abel, March 12, 2017)

Busy week in Toronto for RBC Taylor Prize finalists

RBC Taylor finalists Max Eisen, Matti Friedman, Ross King, Marc Raboy, and Diane Schoemperlen will have five days of activities in Toronto in early March, leading up to the Prize award on Monday, March 6.

On Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm, the five finalists will appear in a round-table discussion moderated by the Globe and Mail, at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. The event is free but requires tickets which can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rbc-taylor-prize-shortlist-tickets-29829090613

They will also be taping a one-hour programme to be broadcast on TVO – date to be announced.

On Saturday, March 4, at 1 pm, Marc Raboy will be speaking at the Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road.

On Sunday, March 5, at 10 am, the five authors will be the guests of honour at a brunch organized by Ben McNally Books and held at the Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East. Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling 416-361-0032.

The Prize winner will be announced at an invitation-only “gala luncheon” on Monday, March 6.

Marc Raboy speaks at Atwater Library


McGill objects to Marconi plant on Mount RoyalMarc Raboy focussed on Marconi’s many local connections during a lunchtime talk at Montreal’s Atwater Library. One of the highlights – not included in his book! – was the story of McGill University’s unsuccessful efforts to prevent Marconi from erecting a radio transmitter on top of Mount Royal because it feared the signal would interfere with the university’s physics lab.