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How Social Media are Changing Politics

UBC Continuing Studies

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PST)

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Frances Bula is a journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region. She has a regular column in Vancouver magazine, Urban Fix, and makes frequent contributions to the Globe & Mail. Other publications she has written for recently include BCBusiness, Canadian Architect and The National in Abu Dhabi. She also does political commentary for CKNW and CBC radio. You can follow Frances Bula on her blog at and on Twitter @fabulavancouver.

Candis Callison is an Assistant professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. Her professional background includes seven years of producing, writing, and reporting for television, the Internet, and radio in Canada and the United States. For her early work in media convergence, Candis was profiled in the 2003 book, Technology with Curves: Women Reshaping the Digital Landscape. Professor Callison’s research interests include media change, public engagement on complex science and environment issues, and how new media is shaping the efforts and practices of science journalists, scientists, and social movements.

Tony Roy recently chaired Premier Christy Clark's online campaign during her successful bid for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party. Nationally, he served as a senior advisor to two Leaders of the Opposition, and has managed BC-wide political campaigns and war rooms, often heading up e-communications efforts.  He is the owner of Virtual Fellow Consulting, specializing in online fundraising and engagement.  You can follow him on Twitter @virtualfellow.

Alexandra Samuel is the Director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University, and a principal at Social Signal, a Vancouver-based social media agency. She has a PhD in Political Science from Harvard and co-founded one of Canada’s first online political forums. Her research focuses on how people and organizations adapt and adopt social media to serve specific personal and organizational goals. She blogs at Harvard Business Online ( and on

This event is presented by UBC Continuing Studies and the UBC Graduate School of Journalism.

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UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 3B7

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PST)

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