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Professor Osicki was interviewed via Skype by Laureano Ralon on April 8th, 2011 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series: http://www.figureground.ca/interviews/ Richard J. Osicki lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was born in Nottingham, England, brought up in Montreal, and worked much of his adult...
Richard J. Osicki lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was born in Nottingham, England, brought up in Montreal, and worked much of his adult life in Toronto. He is a writer, media producer, and educator. He has worked as a journalist and executive producer at CBC Radio and Television, and several other radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines across North America. In Manitoba, he established the Communications and Media program at Providence College and taught at Canadian Mennonite University and St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. He has also taught at Concordia University and several other colleges and universities in Montreal and Toronto. As a consultant, working on three continents, his clients have been as diverse as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Nortel Networks, the Catholic Church, Apple Canada, Nichols Project Engineers of London, and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. He has a degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Montreal (Loyola College), and a Master’s in Theology (ecclesiology and communications) from the University of Dayton. He is currently Director of The Marshall McLuhan Initiative at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. He is married to Dionisia Roman-Osicki and has one son, Tobiasz.