Monday, December 31, 2012
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Before joining the UoG, Helen worked in international R&D programs in Africa, North Africa and Latin America. She worked for several years with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Broadly defined Helen’s research interest crosses information, communication and rural society. In Ontario, her research focuses on capacity development, media and communication process for agricultural knowledge translation and transfer, including the importance of rural broadband. With longstanding interest in development issues in Africa, especially those affecting women farmers, Helen has a project called Linking Agricultural Research and Rural Radio in Africa. Helen coordinates an OAC trust fund known as the Don Snowden Program in Communication for Development which has an important legacy in Canada and the world for communication and community development. With support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Snowden Program Helen has set up a multi-media lab for rural communication studies in SEDRD with links to universities around the world as well as community partners such as the campus/community radio station in Guelph CFRU 93.3 and the Keewaytin-Okimakanak Network.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Dr. Jessica Laccetti is currently leading a new master’s course on new media narratives that she has designed for the University of Alberta as well as advising on a new citation in social media. Besides lecturing, Dr. Laccetti also consults for government, NPOs and SMEs usually with a focus on social media in relation to education/learning or agriculture. Her current projects draw from interests such as transliteracy, new media, digital humanities, education, and agriculture .
Dr. Laccetti has lectured at universities in the U.K. and Canada and has published papers in her areas of interest. Dr. Laccetti's transdisciplinary Ph.D in Creative Technologies is from De Montfort University, her M.A. is from Royal Holloway, University of London and her joint honours B.A. is from the University of Waterloo.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mahmuda has working experience with government, non-government and donor agency as well as with end users at the field level. She has professional experience on tropical agriculture given emphasis on crop production and crop protection, skilled in organizing and facilitating training programs for farmers on agriculture crop production, farmers group formation and use of Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs)by the farmers.
Mahmuda has keen interest working with farmers specially with women in rural development in the field of agriculture, capacity development for farmers and media and communication development at the grassroots level. She has several professional trainings, trainers of training(ToT) and got exposure in international farming community in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Denmark. She is member of several professional agricultural organizations in Bangladesh.