On Saturday, February 9th, Hubert participated in a couple of activities as part of Bishop’s University’s Alumni Winter Homecoming weekend.
First on the agenda for him was a roundtable discussion with students from the university. In total, 23 students from different academic programs and from all regions of Canada participated in the discussion.
During the almost two-hour session, several topics were covered, including what type of content they watched, when and how they accessed it as well as how could we keep this young audience engaged and interested in our services. In an interview with The Sherbrooke Record following the discussion, Hubert stated: “The web will be embedded in everything we do. We are also involved in everything digital, combining audio, video and web elements”.
Hubert later headed over to the university’s Centennial Theatre to take in a live taping of three episodes of CBC Radio's The Debaters. The show was an absolute hit with the audience, covering topics such as Whereas campus living puts you right in the middle of the action, be it resolved that living in residence is better than living off campus and Whereas actions speak louder than words, be it resolved that debating is a waste of time. Hubert also jumped on the opportunity to talk to the cast and crew of the show backstage and reminded them how important their role was in reaching the 18 to 34s.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.