McLean, Stuart

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McLean, Stuart

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Stuart McLean (b. April 19, 1948) is a Canadian radio broadcaster, author and former Professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. McLean was born in Montreal, Quebec. In 1971, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). He began his career in broadcasting in 1978, when he took a position as a documentary producer for the CBC radio program Sunday Morning. Soon after, he became a regular fixture on the show Morningside, hosted by Peter Gzowski and, in 1994, created the popular weekly radio show, The Vinyl Cafe. This latter program spun off into a series of books authored by McLean, three of which won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of institutions, including McMaster University, Trent University, the University of Calgary, and others, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. He joined the faculty at Ryerson in 1985 and served for a time as the Director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. He retired from Ryerson in 2004. Stuart McLean passed away February 15, 2017.


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