The school year started off with a Q and A with Chris Hedges, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Harvard Divinity scholar, former war correspondent and best selling author covering terrorism, the Iraq war and American politics and society. Wildly popular in some circles, banished from others, Chris Hedges is as relentless in his defense of the Indigenous and the sacred as he is in his stance against glitz, banality, indifference, careerism and corporate power. His latest book (Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, 2012; co-author, J. Sacco) delves into four U.S. "sacrifice zones" ravished by economic exploitation, and examines the Occupy Movement.
National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer stopped in to meet students in October. Stanmayer has been the recipient of numerous honours including the prestigious Robert Capa award, named Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards and in 2008 received the National Magazine Award for his in-depth essay on the global Malaria epidemic.
National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer dishes advice to students.
This spring, students had a chance to get up close and personal with this year's Minifie lecturer, Wab Kinew, and Idle No More founder Sylvia McAdam. It's all part of the School of Journalism's effort to bring a steady parade of people from all walks of life into the classroom.