U of G graduate student Tyler Valiquette will be on the CBC radio program Ontario Morning today at 10:50 a.m. He will be discussing the “Vote Savvy” initiative he has organized with fellow U of G graduate student Yvonne Su. It involves using vote mobs, videos, social media and other efforts to engage young people to vote in the upcoming election; a vote mob video featuring U of G students was released this week. Read more
Valiquette, who is working on a master’s degree in international development and comparative politics, will also be doing a series of 11 live interviews today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with CBC radio stations across the country, from Moncton to Quebec City to Winnipeg to Victoria and Vancouver.
Su is a PhD student in political science and international development. As an undergraduate in 2011, she organized the first vote mob on the U of G campus during the federal election in response to a challenge issued by broadcaster Rick Mercer. The movement quickly spread, with 45 more vote mobs taking place across Canada.