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Jason Menard
Works at Digital Echidna
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in London, ON
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Language Lessons: Why true engagement comes from learning how to speak to others in their own tongue.

Expecting people to interact and engage in one way only serves to ensure many stories aren't heard. True success comes from experience and learning to speak other 'languages.'
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Declining Just an Empty Protest that Won't Move the Needle

Why declining your ballot does nothing to move the political needle. Either find a party, even a fringe one, you can support or don't bother showing up because declining literally means "nothing."
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Fromage and Gravitas -- I present to you the official soundtrack of my life.

Equal parts fromage and gravitas -- I present to you the Soundtrack of My Life.
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In business, politics, and sports, filling out my Dream Team roster is remarkably similar.

Focusing exclusively on one type of person can negatively impact your success -- whether you're talking business, politics, or sports. My Dream Team is building on balance and complementary personalities.
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No Good Deed Goes Unpublished? Does Nenshi's 'Three Things' say one sad thing about our society?

Have we become so focused on ourselves that Nenshi's Three Things idea is seen as truly visionary? Back in my day, we called that being part of a community.
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It’s Not the Band I Hate, It’s Their Fans -- The Dangers of Political Support #ldnont #ldnvotes

A look at how municipal supporters can damage their candidate's chances through negative behaviour and guilt by association.
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Michael Sam's #NFL draft selection was special, but in a perfect world it wouldn’t be

The St. Louis Rams' drafting of Michael Sam was a watershed moment for openly gay athletes. But in a perfect world Sam's drafting wouldn't be noteworthy because we'd judge him on the game he loves, not who he loves.
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Who am I? Well, it depends on who you are. And not-so-simple chemistry.

To some, I'm closed off; to others, I'm a fairly open book. It's not you -- it's me. And the reason why is chemistry.
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London’s Country Music Announcement Hits All the Right Notes

Whether you're a fan of the genre or not, the announcement that the 2016 CCMA awards and Country Music Week will be held in London should have locals singing a happy tune about the long-term potential of the venue to host other events of this nature.
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Flying the rainbow flag? Why it's not so black and white -- and why questioning it doesn't brand you as homophobic.

Why questioning or disagreeing with the idea of flying a rainbow flag in Reg Cooper Square does not mean you're homophobic.
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Writer/Editor/Social Media/Reporter/Consultant
Employment
  • Digital Echidna
    Content Strategist, 2012 - present
  • Metro International
    Freelancer, 2011 - present
  • Hockey's Future
    Senior Writer/Editor, 2003 - present
  • The M-Dash
    Writer/Consultant, 2004 - present
  • Alticor
    Writer/Editor/Social Media, 2001 - 2012
  • CJBK
    Fill-in Host, 2009 - 2011
  • LookSmart Canada
    Team Lead & Assigning Editor, 1999 - 2001
  • P/S/L Consulting Group
    Writer, 1997 - 1999
  • The Gazette, UWO
    Editor-in-Chief, 1996 - 1997
  • The Gazette, UWO
    News Editor, Sports Editor, 1994 - 1996
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London, ON
Previously
Ville St-Laurent, QC - Montreal, QC - Bramalea, ON
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Dad, content strategist, writer, editor, social networking man-about-the-Internet
Introduction
I'm a writer/editor with a broad range of experience. By day, I'm in business communications with a focus on social media and a personal goal of eradicating Biz Speak. By night I pen (OK, type) columns for my Web site http://www.jaymenard.com, I cover junior hockey, freelance to various publications, serve as a business communications consultant, and occasionally fill in as a radio host. 
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    English Language & Literature
  • London South Collegiate Institute
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