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Welcome to the Department of
Communication & Media Studies

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Explore today's diverse communication and media environment.

We approach communication in a way that questions and analyzes media and technology and their relationship to social and cultural practices, and the circulation of ideas and values. Learn how culture and media are intrinsically intertwined, from the expression of identities and social relations to the circulation of ideas and the shaping of social and political values.

What makes us unique:

  • Our program is consistently ranked within the top 10 Communication & Media Studies programs in Canada, according to the global standards of the QS World University Ranking system.
  • Here you will learn from experienced faculty in a diverse field of course offerings.
  • Boost your resume and hone your skills with direct work experience in communication. Our program partners with 50+ organizations that offer student placements.

Your degree options in Communication & Media Studies include an honours Bachelor of Arts and an International Bachelor of Arts. Diversify your education by combining your Communication & Media Studies degree with another major or minor, or going on an international exchange. 

Contribute to Impression, a Communication & Media Studies student-run academic journal showcasing engaging, thought-provoking opinion pieces, essays, book reviews, photographs, short stories and poems. You can use your contribution to this dynamic publication to boost your job applications after graduation.

Read our Land Acknowledgment which recognizes the unique and enduring relationship of Indigenous people and their traditional territory.