Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 23466
Philip Savage has a Ph.D. from York University (2006) and lectures and writes on the history and changing role of audiences in Canada and around the world. He teaches in the areas of: Communication Research Methodologies, Media Policy and Analysis, and Professional Communication Practice.
A long career in community media, public broadcasting, and professional media research included roles as Audience Research Head for CBC Radio (1990’s) and then in Planning and Regulatory Affairs for CBC Television and CBC.ca (early 2000’s).
Philip Savage has been involved in public policy formation as a consultant and expert witness with the House of Commons, CRTC, Commissioner of Official Languages, Canadian Media Guild, and other community-based groups.
He is a board member and active participant with the Finnish-based RIPE (Re-Visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise) and has contributed to major publications on digital media transformation around the world, in particular with regard to public broadcasting and public service media audiences.
Philip Savage also conducts interdisciplinary pedagogical research and instructor training workshops with the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL) and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).