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Marshall McLuhan, 1911-1980

Herbert Marshall McLuhan with his parents

1911
Born July 21st in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1932
B.A., University of Manitoba.

1934
M.A., University of Manitoba.

1936-1937
Taught at the University of Wisconsin.

1937-1944
Taught at the University of St. Louis.

1939
M.A., Cambridge University.

1939
Married Corinne Lewis of Fort Worth, Texas.

1942
Ph.D., Cambridge University.

1944-1946
Taught at Assumption University, Windsor, Ontario.

1946-1979
Taught at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.

1951
The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man.

1952
Full Professor.

1953-1955
Chairman of Ford Foundation Seminar on Culture and Communication.

1953-1959
Co-editor of "Explorations Magazine" along with Edmund S. Carpenter.

1959-1960
Director of Media Project for National Association of Educational Broadcasters, and Office of Education, U.S.A.

1962
Won the Governor General's Award.

1963-1979
- Appointment by the President of The University of Toronto to create a new Centre for Culture and Technology (to study the psychic and social consequences of technologies and media).
Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology.

1964
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

1965
Honorary degree from University of Windsor, D.Litt.

1966
Honorary degree from Assumption University, D.Litt.

1967
The Medium is The Massage with visual outlay by Quentin Fiore
- Honorary degree from The University of Manitoba, D.Litt.
- Honorary degree from Simon Fraser University, LL.D.
- Honorary degree from Grinnell University, Iowa, D.Litt.
- Received Honorary Award in Culture and Communications from Niagara University, New York.
- Molson Award for outstanding achievement in the Social Sciences.

1968
Appointment to the Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities, Fordham University, New York.

1969
Honorary degree from St. John Fischer College, Lit. Hum.

1970
- Appointment as a Champion of the Order of Canada.
- Received the Institute of Public Relations President's Award, Great Britain.

1971
- Honorary degree from The University of Alberta, LL.D.
- Received the Christian Culture Award, Assumption University, Windsor, Ontario
- Gold Medal Award from the President of the Italian Republic at Rimini, Italy, in recognition of original work as philosopher of the mass media.

1972
- Honorary degree from The University of Western Ontario, D.Litt.
- President's Cabinet Award, University of Detroit.

1973
Vatican appointment as consultor of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communications.

1980
The passing of Marshall McLuhan

     
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