Dr. Ron Burnett, RCA

Art Schools, Learning and Modernity

Wednesday, 07 December, 2011
In conversation with Douglas Coupland

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Dr. Ron Burnett, RCA has been the President of Emily Carr University for 15 years. In 2010 he received the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Art et des Lettres” a knighthood from the French Government in recognition of 40 years of work in culture. In 2005, he published How Images Think, MIT Press. Former Director of the Graduate Program in Communications at McGill University, Designer in Residence at the New Media Innovation Centre, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Film Program at York University, author of 150 published articles and book chapters, Educator of the Year in Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for service to Canada. Dr. Burnett was Chair of Knowledge Network for four years. Dr. Burnett is one of the founders of Film Studies in Canada. Previous books published by Dr. Burnett, include, Cultures of Vision and Explorations in Film Theory.