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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Liora Salter

Politics & Policy

University   York University
E-Mail Address   lsalter@osgoode.yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-5560
Office Location   Ignat Kaneff Building, 3034
Office Hours   TBA

Education

B.A. (Toronto); M.A. (Simon Fraser); F.R.S.C.

Biography

Professor Salter is cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining the Faculty in 1990, she was Professor and acting Vice-President Academic at Simon Fraser University. She recently served as the Director of Osgoode Hall Law School's Graduate Studies Program. Professor Salter teaches Communication Law, and Science Policy and the Legal Process. Her prolific writing in both the academic and governmental sphere make Professor Salter a well known expert in the areas of communication and interdisciplinary research. Among the several books she has authored are Interdisciplinary Research: Issues and Problems, Mandated Science and Communication Studies in Canada. She has also written numerous articles with respect to regulation and public policy in Canada. Professor Salter has prepared various technical briefs for provincial, territorial and federal government departments, and has given testimony in many proceedings including the hearing of a special panel of the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission. In total, she has been a consultant to eight Royal Commissions, and in 1992 her professional contributions were recognized by a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary research; communications; regulation and public policy.

Selected Publications

Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research, (with Alison Hearn), 1996, Montreal, McGill/Queen's, forthcoming, Spring 1994.

Have We Reached the Information Age Yet?, (contributor and guest editor), special issue, Journal of International Political Economy, New York: M.E. Sharpe, vol. 23(4), 140 pp.

La Question de la Technologie, (French edition of Managing Technology), Montreal: HEC Press, 1991.

Managing Technology: A Social Science Perspective (with D. Wolfe), Toronto: Garamond, 1990.

"Mandated Science": Science and Scientists in the Making of Public Policy, (with the assistance of William Leiss and Edwin Levy), Amsterdam: Kluwer, 1988.

Communication Studies in Canada, Toronto: Butterworths, 1981.

Public Inquiries in Canada, Ottawa: Science Council of Canada, 1981.

Culture Communication and Dependency: The Tradition of H.A. Innis, (edited with William H. Melody and Paul Heyer), Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1980.

"Standard Setting" in Handbook of Technology Management, Florida, CRC Press/IEEE Press, 1998.

"The Standards Regime for Communication and Information Technologies" in Cutler C., Virginia Haufler and Tony Porter (eds) Private Authority and International Affairs, Albany State University of New York Press, 1999, pp 97 - 128.

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan