University of Calgary

Jeremy Hexham

  • Doctoral Student (ended on Oct 12, 2017)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Radio and TV Interviews

  • Facebook and the draft campaigns of mayoralty candidates - CBC Radio Calgary's "The Calgary Eyeopener" with Guest host Judy Aldous, Friday March 12, 2010
  • Politics and iphone applications -  Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Tuesday March 9, 2010
  • and politics on the web - Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with guest host Randy Sharman", Wednesday January 6, 2010
  • 2008 Federal Election and Websites - Corus Radio Network "Adler Online" with Charles Adler, Thursday September 11, 2008
  • Political Party's Website Use in the 2008 Federal Election - Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Thursday September 11, 2008 
  • Google's Knol (Unit of Knowledge) - Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Monday July 28, 2008 
  • Candidate use of Youtube and Facebook during the 2008 Alberta Provincial Election- Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Monday February 18 2008
  • E-mail Scams that look real - Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Friday February 8, 2008
  • Domain Name issue - Calgary's QR77 "The CHQR Morning News with Bruce Kenyon", Thursday January 10, 2008


Jeremy Hexham is a third-year PhD candidate studying political communications in the Department of Communications and Culture; He is looking at how Canadian think tanks communicate policies about the Alberta bitumen deposits a.k.a. the oil or tar sands.

He was born in the United Kingdom and came to Canada as a small child. In 1987 he attended boarding school in South Africa for three months and in 1989 spent six weeks attending school in England. Both trips and educational experiences had a profound effect on him. During his time in England his class was studying modern-day China at the same time as the Tiananmen Square student protests were going on. This helped heighten his interest in current events and the news.

 Jeremy’s interest in politics and political communications came from his maternal grandmother who was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and his uncle who was an anti-apartheid journalist, who while living in exile in Zimbabwe was targeted at least twice for assassination.

 Jeremy initially resisted the academic bug since both his parents were academics and he had a physical eye problem that prevented him from reading properly that was not diagnosed until he was 16 years of age. In 2007 he got his BA in General Studies from Athabasca University and in 2010 he completed MA in Integrated Studies also from Athabasca University.

 Jeremy has been involved in over 30 election campaign from being a campaign worker knocking on doors and stuffing envelopes to being the assistant to a winning Canadian in federal political party leadership, to being a political commentator for the media during elections to begin an election official ranging from being the deputy retuning officer for a student council election, to being an election clerk in the 2008 Alberta election, to being  the retuning officer in a political parties leadership election.



  • MA - Integrated Studies
    Athabasca University, 2010
  • BGS Great Distintion - General Studies
    Athabasca University, 2007
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