University of Calgary

David Brian Mitchell

  • Professor Emeritus of Communication and Culture

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Alberta SuperNet Research Alliance
  • David is currently leading a four year SSHRC funded Initiative on the New Economy research project which is looking at the social and economic impacts of Alberta’s SuperNet broadband network.

Knowledge Mobilization for the Human Sciences

Courses Taught

COMS 613 - Communication Theory - Winter 2006


David Mitchell is also:


D. Mitchell & D. Crowley (eds.). Communication Theory Today. Cambridge UK: Polity, 1994.

Chapters in Books

(in press) “Broadband at the Margins: Challenges to SuperNet deployment in rural and remote Albertan communities,” in M. Bakardjieva, F. Pannekoek and D. Taras (eds.) How Canadians Communicate. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005).

D. Mitchell & D. Crowley, "Communication in a Post-Mass Mediated World", in Crowley, D. & Mitchell, D. (eds.) Communication Theory Today. Cambridge UK: Polity, 1994.

D. Mitchell & D. Crowley, "Communication in Canada: Enduring Themes, Emerging Issues". In R. Lorimer, C. Lambert & T. Goldie (eds.) Canada: Theoretical Discourse/Discours Theoriques. Montreal: Association for Canadian Studies, 1994).

Journal Articles

“The Alberta SuperNet Research Alliance, Canadian Journal of Communication, 28 (2) 2003.

D. Mitchell, C. Martin, J. Dickin, F. Pannekoek, & Paul Bernard, “The Internet as a Site of Citizenship” Canadian Journal of Communication, 27 (4) 2002

D. Mitchell & A. Matishak, “The InSite Project: Using Video-Conferencing over CA*net 3 to Enhance the Collaborative Process for National Research Teams, Canadian Journal of Communication, 26 (3), 2001.

“Editorials ” Canadian Journal of Communication, 24(3) 1999 à 30 (1) 2005.

D. Mitchell & J. Ring, “Using Network Technologies to Enhance Instruction and Research in Communication” Canadian Journal of Communication, 24 (3), 1999.

Conference Presentations

“Lessons Learned from the Alberta SuperNet” invited paper presented to an Industry Canada conference: e-Commerce to e-Economy: Strategies for the 21st Century” (Ottawa, Sept. 28, 2004)

“Using New Media to Research the Social Impacts of New Media on Communities”. Invited paper presented to the 1st Conference Brazil-Canada in Communication Studies (Salvador, Brazil, Sept. 1, 2002).

D. Mitchell, A. Matishak, & M. Wolfe, “New Media R&D: Why Should Communications Researchers Get Involved?” Annual Conference: Canadian Communication Association (CCA) (Quebec, May 28, 2001).

D. Mitchell & A. Matishak, “Enhancing Graduate Teaching and Research Using Broadband Networks”, Smart 2000 Conference (Calgary: Oct. 24, 2000).

"Canada-Singapore/Asia Emerging Communications Technologies" Canada-Singapore University Research and Development Partnership mission (funded by Canada: Dept.of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Singapore: June 6, 2000).

D. Mitchell, M. Kolesar, and M. Wolfe, "Challenges For Traditional Media in a New Media Environment" Public Service Broadcasting Beyond 2000 Conference (Banff : June 11, 2000).
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