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Ron Burnett
Born1947 (1947)
London, England
Known forauthor, educator, administrator

Ron Burnett CM OBC RCA (born 1947) is an author, professor and the President Emeritus and Research Director for the new Centre for Transdisciplinary Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.


Burnett was born 24 May 1947 in London, England.[1][2]

In 1981, he received a PhD in Communications Studies from McGill University. He was a professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne from 1983 to 1986 and a teacher, during the 1970s at Vanier College in Montreal. He was the director of the Graduate Program in Communications at McGill University from 1987 to 1996.[3][4][5]


Burnett is the author of Cultures of Vision: Images, Media and the Imaginary, published by Indiana University Press in 1995 and How Images Think published by MITPress.[6] He is the editor of Explorations in Film Theory published in 1991 by Indiana University Press.[7] He is the author of over 150 published articles and book chapters. He is an adjunct professor at York University, and is one of the founders of Canadian Film Studies through a journal that he developed and edited, Ciné-Tracts, from 1977 until 1982.[8]

Burnett completed twenty-two years as president and Vice-Chancellor at ECUAD and is now President Emeritus and a Professor and Researcher.[9][10]


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  1. ^ Contemporary authors. V. 157. Gale Research Inc. Detroit: Gale. 1998. ISBN 0-7876-1183-2. OCLC 37764322.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Canadian who's who. Volume XXXVII, 2002. Lumley, Elizabeth. Toronto [Ont.]: University of Toronto Press. 2002. ISBN 9780802049704. OCLC 244768852.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Janine Marchessault; Susan Lord (20 June 2008). Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema. University of Toronto Press. pp. 443–. ISBN 978-1-4426-9178-0.
  4. ^ "RON BURNETT, BA'68, MA'71, PhD'81". McGill Alumni Portal. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  5. ^ Melvin L. Alexenberg (2008). Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture. Intellect Books. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-84150-191-8.
  6. ^ "How Images Think | The MIT Press". The MIT Press.
  7. ^ Burnett, Ron, ed. (22 February 1991). Explorations in Film Theory: Selected Essays from Cine-tracts. Indiana University Press. ISBN 025320612X.
  8. ^ "Brown Digital Repository | Collection | Ciné-Tracts". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  9. ^ Lederman, Marsha (8 April 2015). "Emily Carr University unveils design for Great Northern Way campus". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  10. ^ Givetash, Linda (6 September 2017). "Vancouver's Emily Carr University unveils new campus". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Dr. Ronald Burnett". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  12. ^ "iDMAa Award Recipients". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Board of Governors – Emily Carr University of Art + Design". 19 June 2015.
  14. ^ "B.C. academic to get French honours" by Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  15. ^ "Ron Burnett". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  16. ^ "List of members, since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  17. ^ "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". 30 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Government of British Columbia announces sixteen new appointments to the Order of BC, Canada". 15 June 2015.

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