Dr. Martin Laba
Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Martin Laba, Ph.D. teaches in the School of Communication at SFU with a particular focus on "applied communication for social issues". He has researched, designed and implemented a wide range of communication/media messages, strategies and campaigns around urgent and critical social issues in local, national, and international contexts. After serving as Director of Academic Community Engagement for the university initiative that established an open source educational technology platform at SFU (Canvas), his research has focussed on teaching and learning in complex and dynamic communication/media environments. He has been prominent in the media and at SFU on issues, currents, and controversies related to teaching and learning during the pandemic. His most recent published works address issues of educational futures, teaching and learning for social change, education and digital culture, popular culture and transformative education, educational resets the jobless society, activism and education, and more.
Read some recent reflections from Professor Laba on remote teaching.