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TEDxVictoria to feature two members of RRU community

The lineup for TEDxVictoria has been announced and two members of the RRU community will be among the speakers.

MA in Intercultural and International Communication alumna Darcy Turenne Darcy Turenne is known internationally mostly for her athletics but more recently as a filmmaker as well. She started working in television as a presenter for the globally syndicated travel/adventure show Ride Guide and has been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal. Darcy’s thesis film The Eighth Parallel brought her to Indonesia, where she filmed the lives of five female action-sport athletes, and the impact sport had on their lives. School of Communication and Culture associate faculty member Jaigris HodsonJaigris Hodson teaches communication studies at Royal Roads University. She also develops and teaches digital literacy courses at Ryerson University. But that’s not the most interesting thing about her: she’s also a former burlesque dancer who started her own burlesque troupe in Toronto called “The Cinnamon Hearts” after getting her start with Victoria’s own “Cheesecake Burlesque”. Learn more about the event here.