News

Now and then Monica’s work is mentioned in the media. Check out the links below for examples.


History of the 90’s Podcast, August 5, 2020
Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play or: https://omny.fm/shows/history-of/ipperwash-29

Monica is interviewed for The History of the 90’s podcast, which explains in great detail what the “Ipperwash Crisis” was, why it occurred, and explains developments in the story leading up to the present day. (48 minutes)


Canadian School Libraries Journal, March 2, 2018
https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/ontarios-school-libraries-and-treaties-recognition-week/

Monica and David Plain visit the Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in Brantford, Ontario to talk to Grades 7 to 12 students about treaties.


Secret Life of Canada, October 5, 2017
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/secretlifeofcanada/listen-to-the-first-season-of-secret-life-of-canada-1.4903603

Monica is interviewed for Episode 2 of The Secret Life of Canada podcast, focusing on the colonial history of Ipperwash Beach. (Starts at 12:25 and runs to 15:54.)


Canadian Film Centre, 2016
https://cfccreates.com/productions/392-the-ipperwash-beach-walk

The Ipperwash Beach Walk is featured as one of the CFC Media Lab’s completed projects on the Canadian Film Centre web site.


CFC Media Lab, April 29, 2016
https://cfccreates.com/news/622-best-wishes-digital-future-graduates-on-destination-tomorrow

The Ipperwash Beach Walk is one of 20 Master’s thesis projects defended during the 2016 Digital Futures Graduate Exhibition at OCAD University.


OCAD University, February 24, 2016
https://www2.ocadu.ca/news/city-as-stage

An article about City as Stage, an Independent Study conducted through the Master’s in Digital Futures (MDes) program at OCAD University. The project investigates the possibility of creating an immersive illuminated pathway around the Stratford Festival.


OCAD University, September 15, 2015
https://www.ocadu.ca/news/digital-futures-graduate-students-exhibit-city-hall-anniversary

An article featuring the works of Monica Virtue and Mehnaz Aydemir, two Masters in Digital Futures students who showcased their interactive installations at Toronto City Hall’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.


CityTV, September 13, 2015
https://www.citynews.ca/2015/09/13/toronto-on-film-5-iconic-scenes-shot-at-city-hall/

An article about the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s City Hall, and the many movies and television shows that have used it as a location. Features information about Beam Me Up!, a Star Trek-inspired experiential installation created for the building’s 50th anniversary.


The Wired In Network, March 2, 2013
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pyre-productions/the-wired-in-network/episode/21900482

An interview with Rob McCallum on The Trenches. Topics include documentary filmmaking, Monica’s upcoming feature documentary on Ipperwash, the Idle No More movement, and more. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher. 81 minutes.


CBC Morning, January 16, 2013

An interview with Wei Chen on CBC Radio’s Ontario Morning regarding the Ipperwash recommendations, the OPP, and the police response in Southwestern Ontario to Idle No More. (Starts at 22:05 and runs to 27:40.)


London Free Press, August 7, 2012


Woodstock Sentinel-Review, August 6, 2012


London Free Press Blog, July 10, 2012


Sarnia This Week, July 4, 2012


Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Progress, Edition, June 28, 2012


Woodstock Sentinel-Review, June 19, 2012