McLuhan Salons

Rethinking the Global Village


The McLuhan Salons series is an initiative of the St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, in conjunction with the Estate of Marshall McLuhan and several high-level academic and cultural institutions.

The initiative is named in honour of Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) one of the most charismatic and wide-ranging thinkers of the 20th century, who taught at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto from 1946 until his death in 1980. Widely regarded as a pioneer of medium theory, from the heart of St. Mike’s campus, McLuhan inspired young minds and engaged the public in probing the fundamental processes structuring mind, culture and society.

Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, the Salons series is committed to breaking down the silos of academic disciplines, the university and society, public and private enterprise, art, business, civil society and individuals in order to release the energy of new and outrageous ideas, innovative thought, and transformative understanding and action. The collectivity of our global thought, actions and generational evolution are the defining principles the global human condition which we wish to explore.

McLuhan’s ideas step out of the university and into the city, to better understand who we are, what matters to us, and where we might be going in a networked and rapidly changing world.