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Ceremony to celebrate Marshall McLuhan’s historical significance

October 11, 2011

TORONTO, ON – The national historical significance of Marshall McLuhan will be celebrated this week with the unveiling of a plaque at a ceremony in Toronto on Friday, October 14, 2011. The event will be presided over by: The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence; and officials from the Historic Sites and Monuments of Board of Canada.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian educator, philosopher and scholar.  McLuhan taught at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto from 1946-1979, and became a full professor in 1952.  In 1963, he was appointed by the President of the University of Toronto to create a new Centre for Culture and Technology to study the psychic and social consequences of technologies and media.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT:          Unveiling of plaque commemorating the national historical significance of Marshall McLuhan

WHO:             The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence

WHERE:       Carr Hall
Fr. Robert Madden Hall Auditorium
100 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON

WHEN:          Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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