Dr. Thierry Giasson

Professeur titulaire et Chercheur principal, Groupe de recherche en communication politique, Université Laval

Thierry Giasson is a Full Professor in the Information and Communication Department at Université Laval, Quebec City. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Montreal. Dr Giasson is the Lead Investigator of the Research Laboratory on Political Communication (GRCP) at Université Laval. He is also a Research Associate in the Institut Technologie de l’information et Sociétés (ITIS) at Université Laval and at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSCD) at McGill University. His work currently focuses on new forms of political communication on the Internet, on cognitive and physiological reactions to television election advertising, on media coverage of cultural diversity issues in Quebec and on the effects of political communication and marketing practices on electoral campaigns, political participation and civic engagement in Quebec and Canada.

My Sessions

Citizen engagement: Defining and measuring acts of citizenship

Room 112 Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

How can we define and measure acts of citizenship? What does citizenship look like beyond ‘dutiful acts’ such as voting, participating in political parties or jury duty? There have always been a wide range of ways citizens can participate in public life and the rise of digital tools in recent years has added new opportunities […]

Citizen Engagement

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This Canada 150: Conneted Canada conference was supported by a Canada 150 Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


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