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Professional Industry Networks — Journalism

News disruptors: The changing landscape of Canadian journalism and its international impact

Monday, April 15, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is closed


André Roy, Aphrodite Salas, George Kalogerakis, Rachel Lau, Julian McKenzie, Patti Sonntag




Alumni Relations


Melanie Gudgeon


John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Room Concordia Conference Centre 9th floor



Professional Industry Networks: Journalism

You are invited to our inaugural industry networking event and panel discussion on journalism. 

This event will feature five journalism professionals from Montreal. Attendees will have the occasion to discuss industry trends and network.

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Concordia Conference Centre
  • John Molson Building, 9th floor, 1450 Guy St., Montreal

General admission: $10

A cocktail reception will follow the speaking portion of the evening


Andre Roy

André Roy, event emcee. Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Dean of Concordia's largest faculty since 2014. Roy was a professor of geography at Université de Montréal for 30 years before becoming the dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo for three years.

Aphrodite Salas

Aphrodite Salas, MA 99, event moderator. Assistant professor, Department of Journalism

Aphrodite Salas is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience who has worked across Canada and around the world. She is now an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism at Concordia and continues to freelance at CTV Montreal, where she spent 10 years in several different roles.


George Kalogerakis

George Kalogerakis, BA 87, author and freelance journalist

After graduating from Concordia, Kalogerakis worked for a tiny weekly newspaper in Buckingham (a town in Quebec, not the palace) before becoming a justice reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. He then joined the Montreal Gazette where he worked as justice reporter, copy editor and finally city editor. After the Gazette, he was the managing editor at Le Journal de Montreal for 12 years.

Rachel Lau_2

Rachel Lau, BA 13, Quebec online producer, Global News

A graduate of Concordia's journalism program, Rachel also studied political science in France at the l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and photography at the New York Institute of Photography. She was previously an ambassador for the United Nations Association in Canada and travelled across Canada as their representative. Her personal series on Global Montreal, Just Like Home, was nominated for a 2019 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) award.

Julian McKenzie

Julian McKenzie, BA 16, freelance journalist and news reporter at CTV Montreal

McKenzie is a freelance journalist, podcast host and broadcaster based in Montreal. He is a weather presenter and news reporter for CTV Montreal, a sports stringer for the Canadian Press, a broadcaster for McGill University's Athletics Department and a co-host of the Canadian sports media podcast, The Scrum Podcast. 


Patti Sonntag, BA 00, director, Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIJ)

Former managing editor in The New York Times' News Services division, Sonntag now facilitates and provides advice on collaborations between Canadian universities and media companies. She served as series producer on the award-winning national investigation “The Price of Oil” and other IIJ projects. A recipient of the Michener Fellowship in Journalism Education, she also teaches investigative reporting at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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