Bernie Lucht, one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) most accomplished radio producers, is a distinguished visiting professor with the RTA School of Media. His expertise in the development of some of Canada’s most recognized radio productions serves as an incredible resource for both students and faculty in the School. In additional to participating in guest lectures and mentoring students on their radio productions, Lucht will also help to foster the school’s international media development initiative, a program that enables students to earn academic credit while working with local media partners in a developing country.
For over five decades Lucht has brought radio documentaries and current affairs into the homes of Canadians as executive producer of some of CBC Radio One’s most popular programs including Writers & Company, Tapestry and Ideas. He has also been instrumental in the annual production of The CBC Massey Lectures in partnership with Massey College in the University of Toronto, House of Anansi Press and universities from across Canada. In 2013, Lucht was invested as a member of the Order of Canada and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Lucht is a graduate of Concordia University. He joined the CBC in 1964 as a researcher for CBC Montreal. Early in his career, Lucht spent two years as a volunteer teacher with the Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) in northern Nigeria. He is the editor of “Ideas: Brilliant Thinkers Speak Their Minds” and “Ideas for a New Century.” In 2011, Lucht was awarded the CBC/Radio-Canada President’s Award. He is a continuing senior fellow at Massey College and was appointed the 2011/12 Irving Chair in Journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
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