How to end stigma the other 364 days of the year #BellLetsTalk

Today is Bell Canada’s annual #BellLetsTalk campaign, where Bell encourages Canadians to talk, text, or tweet about mental illness to end the stigma. The campaign always includes an unofficial dialogue online by folks concerned about the campaign being too corporate/brand driven and drawing attention away from the issue itself. And while that’s true (when’s the […]

Critical Thinking Skills: Being the tortoise, not the hare.

The concept of “critical thinking skills has started to bleed across my different lives.  As post-secondary educator, a hot topic of training at that level has been to ensure critical thinking is a core part of the learning experience. Then as an industry professional, while out at an OMDC Digital Dialogue session on “Labour Market […]

What? Me? Present?

This article is a cross-post with the Interactive Digital Media @ Centennial College blog. As many of you know, I am a Professor in a couple of post-graduate programs at Centennial College (Interactive Digital Media and Children’s Entertainment) and I also frequently guest lecture in the undergraduate Broadcast + Film program.  When I’m not teaching, one of the […]

Managing your brand while managing other’s brands

bewareoftheleopard.ca has been pretty quiet for the month of January.  Not out of intentional neglect, but out of social media overload. If you are reading this blog post, you likely found it via social media, either one of my many profiles (twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, facebook), or from someone else sharing it via their social media […]