Human Rights and Media Lecture Series

The Atlantic Human Rights Centre, St. Thomas University's Department of Human Rights, St. Thomas University's Journalism and Communications Department, NB Media Co-op and RAVEN invite the public to a lecture series focused on human rights and the media this winter. 

Schedule of Events 

  • All talks will take place at 5:30 pm (Atlantic). 
  • The events will take place on Zoom. 

Register for the events 

January 18

Nora Loreto, writer and editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM), on her new book, Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

February 1

Elizabeth Dubois, Associate Professor of Communications, University of Ottawa, on Political bots: Understanding communication strategies using automation and AI.

February 8

Erin Steuter, Professor of Sociology, Mount Allison University, on how to spot fake news. 

February 10

Aditya Rao, a human rights lawyer, on hate speech and human rights in Canada: The fight over Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. 

February 15

Hilary Young, Professor of Law at the University of New Brunswick, on Civil Recourse for Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images.

February 22

Laura O’Brien, UN Advocacy Officer for Access Now, on defending peaceful assembly in the digital age. 


March 17
Fenwick McKelvey, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University, explores the ways AI is shaping our lives and communications.

March 31

Siti Maimunah, a rapporteur for the People’s Tribunal at COP26 in Glasgow, on telling the stories of people of the Global South affected by climate change.

April 12

Kaitlyn Layden, a disability rights advocate, on engaging the media to advance the rights of people with disabilities.

For more information, contact Tracy Glynn at