Jan. 17 – Starting a Conversation with Dr. Farrah Bérubé: Intercultural Communication in the Digital Age

Join visiting scholar, Dr. Farrah Bérubé for the next Starting a Conversation.

Tuesday, Jan. 17
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Arts 368 | Zoom

As an associate professor, I supervise more and more graduate students who are interested in the many and varied issues of intercultural communication. I have observed that my students are increasingly choosing to work on the impacts, contributions, and issues of the digital in intercultural communication situations. With good reason, interculturality benefits greatly from digital technology and digital technology generates more intercultural exchanges. Since the advent of digital technology, situations of intercultural relations have multiplied, become more complex, imposed and invented.

In this Starting the Conversation, I propose to explore how digital technology participates in intercultural exchanges and how it hinders these exchanges.

Bio: An associate professor at Department of Literature and Social Communication at Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Farrah Bérubé is also a researcher at the Laboratory for Intercultural Relations Research (LABRRI) based at the Université de Montréal.  Her expertise focuses on the space and treatment of human diversity in media and on the uses of media by immigrants (media representations of human diversity, uses and production of media by immigrants). She co-coordinated a 2-volume special issue in “Communiquer” dealing with intercultural and international communication.

Everyone is welcome!

This will be a hybrid event. If you’re joining via Zoom, please register here.

E-mail: icer.ok@ubc.ca with any questions.