This bilingual session, featuring SCS instructor Gopinath Jeyabalaratnam (Gopi) in collaboration with La Presse reporter Henri Ouellette-Vézina, will focus on Quebec and Montreal politics and the link to local media: who influences who and how it serves our society. Remember that famous cartoon by Serge Chapleau, an icon of cartooning, after then Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe visited a cheese factory? Gopi and his guest, La Presse reporter Henri Ouellette-Vezina, will discuss if cartoons have an influential power in society and how Serge Chapleau’s cartoons portrayed Quebec and Montreal politics over the years.
About Gopinath Jeyabalaratnam
Gopinath Jeyabalaratnam is Senior Manager, Government Relations and Communications at Medicom. In this role, he is responsible for the company's overall government and public affairs strategies. He is also a course lecturer at McGill University.
Before joining Medicom, Gopinath was a senior policy analyst and spokesperson at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, where he for advocated for small and medium-sized businesses with government authorities.
Prior to that, he was an advisor to the Quebec Minister of Finance and worked as an international project manager at the Union des municipalités du Québec.
Gopinath is also involved in the community. He serves as an Ambassador for the Printemps du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and sits on the boards of the Fondation québécoise du cancer, ALPA and Groupe CDH.
Gopinath holds a master's degree in International Public Administration from the École nationale d'administration publique and a bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Law from UQAM.
About Henri Ouellette-Vezina
Henri Ouellette-Vezina is a reporter for La Presse. Previously, he was a journalist at Journal Métro and Journal Le Soleil.
About the McGill-McCord Dialogues
On the occasion of McGill’s Bicentennial, the McGill School of Continuing Studies and the McCord Museum have partnered to present a series of events with the aim of breaking down barriers to cultural and educational institutions and reimagining art, culture, and education in our community.
The McGill-McCord Dialogues offer opportunities to explore a variety of current and future-focused topics taught at SCS and connected to exhibitions at the McCord Museum.
Space is limited to 30 attendees. Please register to reserve your spot.
To view all events in the series, visit mcgill.ca/scs-mccord
As per provincial regulations in place, a vaccine passport is required to attend.
This event will also be livestreamed on the McGill School of Continuing Studies YouTube Channel.
About the McGill University School of Continuing Studies
Situated in the heart of Montreal on the main campus of one of Canada’s leading universities, the McGill School of Continuing Studies offers innovative programs that aim to help adult learners gain the skills they need to launch their careers, advance their current careers or switch into a whole new field.
With over 50 programs in more than 25 subjects such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting, finance, data science and AI, the School is dedicated to creating skilled, future-ready leaders who can thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Learn more at mcgill.ca/scs
About the McCord Museum
The McCord Museum celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. Reaching beyond the city to the wider world, the Museum creates and presents engaging exhibitions and educational and cultural activities with a critical and inclusive take on social history. It is renowned for its collections of Archives, Documentary Art, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, Indigenous Cultures, Material Culture, and Photography, comprising 200,000 objects and artworks, 2,150,000 photographs, 3,500 rare books and 340 linear metres of textual archives. Founded on October 13, 1921, the Museum is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary with special programming until Autumn 2022. McCord Museum: Our People, Our Stories.
Learn more at musee-mccord.qc.ca