Welcome to Communications!

Discover your role as a digital citizen while earning one of the only bilingual communications degree in Canada. As you learn the challenges that communication poses in both distinctive linguistic environments — key in our globalized world — you’ll explore ideas that echo current headlines, such as the hidden lives of data, the human right to privacy, and the mechanics of online marketing and advertising.  

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Skills You'll Learn


  • A comprehensive understanding of communication as a complex social process, focusing on both traditional forms of mass communication and new media  
  • How to critically analyze problems, think creatively and make solid decisions while considering all sides of an argument
  • The ability to clearly communicate your knowledge to others, including public speaking skills and preparing oral and written presentations 

Careers


As a Communications graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of your career options: 

  • Advertising planner  
  • Journalist  
  • Brand manager  
  • Public relations consultant  
  • Copywriter  
  • Social media specialist  
  • Digital marketer  
  • User experience research and design  
  • Fundraiser  
  • Community manager in video games

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Communications.  

Hands-On Experiences


Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Communications students. 

  • Create digital storytelling projects, produce podcast series, make documentaries and build impromptu communication networks in your courses.  
  • Take on a paid internships for course credit.  
  • Start a passion project in the Glendon Digital Media Lab, which encourages self-learning about digital media tools and digital storytelling, and offers technology and academic resources. 
  • Volunteer in an organization or association, such as the Canadian Public Relations Society. 

Admission Requirements


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with an average* of mid-to-high 70s
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U for applicants from French-language high schools
  • We accept a combination of U and M courses and OACs
  • Proficiency in English OR French

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

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Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Communications students use the most. 

Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are published experts and actively working in the field. 

Alison Harvey

Alison Harvey

York Hall, 156
(416)736-2100 #88208
alison.harvey@glendon.yorku.ca

Evan Light

Evan Light

York Hall, 138
(416)736-2100 #88596
elight@glendon.yorku.ca

Philippe Theophanidis

Philippe Theophanidis

York Hall, 139
(416)736-2100 #88470
theop@yorku.ca

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Roberta Buiani

robb@yorku.ca


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Thierry Côté

tcote76@yorku.ca

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Svetoslav Doytchinov


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Guillaume Dandurand

gdandu@yorku.ca

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Laura Iseut Lafrance St-Martin

iseutlaf@yorku.ca

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Craig Fahner

fahner@yorku.ca

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Anne-Sophie Letellier

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Michelle Mohabeer

mmohabee@yorku.ca

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Lianne Pelletier

lpell@yorku.ca

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Kristina Haralanova

klanova@yorku.ca

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Jamie Roberts

jhroberts@rogers.com

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Jonathan Short

jshort@yorku.ca

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Rania Aoun

aounr@yorku.ca

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