Kwantlen explores women and media with Miss Representation documentary

Thu, Jan 19, 2012



For immediate release

Kwantlen explores women and media with Miss Representation documentary

METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (January 20, 2012) – Kwantlen's Department of Academic and Career Preparation is pleased to present the award winning documentary Miss Representation. The film examines the role mainstream media plays in the under representation of women in positions of power and influence in politics and business.

The Department welcomes students—high school as well as university—and other members of the community concerned about this provocative issue to a free screening of the film. Dr. Anne Lavack, vice president academic is the keynote speaker; a moderated panel discussion will take place immediately after the documentary for further exploration of the subject.

"This event is merely the beginning – from this symposium, we aim to launch an ongoing community of learning/practice on Media/Media Studies/Gender/Representation, a community that will be directed by the event's participants themselves," says Janice Morris, the event's co-planner.

The free event will take place on January 25, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Surrey Conference Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University with the screening beginning at 5:45. Refreshments will be served.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for more than 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about Kwantlen, contact:
Joanne Saunders
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2243