Lacroix has been a media producer for 25 years with Carleton
University’s Instructional Media Services department.
A major part of his job is training third and fourth-year
students in camera operation, video editing and producing
newscasts and current affairs programs. Robert also edits
documentaries produced by graduate students, a number of whom
have had their work aired on major Canadian networks.
Lacroix started his broadcast journalism career
three decades ago at the Mid-Canada Television Network, CFCL,
in Timmins, Ontario. At CFCL, Robert was part of the on-air
team handling telecine, camera and on-air switching duties.
He then directed the 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. news
shows for four years before moving to Ottawa where he started
working at the local CTV affiliate, CJOH. He remained at CJOH
for five years, handling on-air switching, VTR playbacks and
commercial co-ordination for CTV CFL football games.
From CJOH he came to the Instructional Media
Services Department at Carleton. His responsibilities at IMS
also include shooting and directing in-house and external
productions for government agencies and private companies.
In Butare, Lacroix will be working closely with
Carleton colleague Kanina Holmes, teaching broadcasting and
working to build the capacity of the broadcast journalism
component of the School of Journalism and Communication program.