2013 Honorary Doctorate Reception for Stuart McLean

2013 Honorary Doctorate Reception for Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean
JUNE 11, 2013
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Stuart McLean
Stuart McLean is one of Canada’s great story-tellers. He began his broadcasting career making documentaries for CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning, and received an ACTRA award for best radio documentary about the Jonestown massacre. Following Sunday Morning, he spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC’s Morningside. His book, The Morningside World of Stuart McLean, was a Canadian bestseller and finalist in the 1990 City of Toronto Book Awards. Another of his books, Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada, was selected by the Canadian Authors’ Association as best non-fiction book of 1993.
McLean’s nine Vinyl Cafe books are Canadian bestsellers with more than one million copies sold since Stories from the Vinyl Cafe was published in 1995. Vinyl Cafe Diaries was awarded the Canadian Authors’ Association Jubilee Award in 2004. Home from the Vinyl Cafe, Vinyl Cafe Unplugged and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe each won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.
McLean is professor emeritus at Ryerson University and former director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. In 1993, Trent University named him the first Rooke Fellow for Teaching, Writing and Research.
Since 1998, McLean has toured with The Vinyl Cafe to theatres across Canada and the US. Over 1.5 million people listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend on CBC Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio and a growing number of public radio stations in the US. The program is also broadcast on an occasional basis on the BBC.

Hosted by Russell Bowers of CBC's Daybreak Alberta

Russell Bowers has been a journalist for nearly 25 years, and has done more than 10,000 interviews. Bowers is the host of Daybreak Alberta on CBC Radio One, the number one weekend morning show in the province. His first book of humour, essays and interviews, No Patience for the Dainty, will be published this fall.



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