Toronto, October, 21st, 2016 (SIGNIS). Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, former Unda president, was awarded with the Marshall McLuhan Initiative's Medium and Light Award. Sr. Angela is a longtime media practitioner, entrepreneur, scholar and Catholic educator in Catholic communications

Sr. Angela Ann is receiving the Medium and the Light Award particularly for her long and courageous exploration of a theology of communications that probes how media technologies may be more effectively used in faith formation to understand the Gospel in a digital age.

She is now the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. From 1994 to 2001, she was the president of Unda. She served as mentor and academic advisor to the last recipient of the Medium and the Light Award, the late Richard J. Osicki and as mentee of the first recipient of this award, the late Fr. Pierre Babin, omi through her desire to re-imagine his Symbolic Way in light of the digital culture. This was at least in part fulfilled by her collaborative work with Fr. Babin in The Gospel in Cyberspace: Nurturing Faith in the Internet Age (2002) which culminated her 12-year association with his Centre for Research in Education and Communication (Crec Avex) in Lyon, France.

The Award is given annually since 2011 by The Marshall McLuhan Initiative at St Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.