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The research interests of our faculty reflect our diversity and excellence as a department. Our faculty engage with communications from diverse vantage points ranging from media policy, politics and power, international development, and gender and identity. These faculty interests are reflected in our comprehensive curriculum which ranges from traditional forms of mass communication to mobile technologies, web 2.0 and nanotechnology.

Browse the cutting edge research from our tireless and dedicated faculty members who continue to push boundaries and gain recognition for their contributions. We hope their efforts help and inspire your work. Please feel free to reach out to us for collaboration opportunities.

Featured Publication

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Identity and Industry: Making Media Multicultural in Canada

by Mark Hayward

Identity and Industry explores how ethnocultural media in Canada developed between the end of the Second World War and the arrival of digital media. Through chapters dedicated to film exhibition, newspapers, radio, and television, Mark Hayward documents the industrial and institutional frameworks that defined the role of media in Canadian multiculturalism. Drawing on extensive archival research, the book situates late twentieth-century "ethnic" media at the intersection of demand, cultural integration, and the changing economics of popular culture.

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Dalton Kehoe

“Two Minds, Three talks, One Life” is built around the idea that every conversation is important at two levels (1) ...

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Ganaele Langlois

More important than flagging things “really fake” is to understand why they are dismissed as fake Really Fake takes up ...

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward: Identity and Industry: Making Media Multicultural in Canada

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Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland: Morality by Design: Technology’s Challenge to Human Values

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Robert Heynen

Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen (Eds.): Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories (2019)

youth mediations and affective relations

Susan Driver, Natalie Coulter

Driver, Susan, Coulter, Natalie (Eds.): Youth Mediations and Affective Relations. Explores intersections between critical youth studies, affect theory and media ...

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Anne MacLennan

Michael Windover and Anne MacLennan: Seeing, Selling, and Situation Radio in Canada, 1922-1956

strategies for media reform

Jonathan Obar

Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney: Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives (2016)

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David Skinner

Mike Gasher, David Skinner, Rowland Lorimer: Mass Communication in Canada (2016)

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Robert Heynen

Emily van der Meulen, Robert Heynen: Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance (2016)

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Susan Driver

Susan Driver, Kara Stone, Melanie Patenaude: Engaging Affects, Thinking Feelings: Social, Political and Artistic Practices (2016)

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Ganaele Langlois

Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois, Joanna Redden:Compromised Data From Social Media to Big Data (2015)

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Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland: Canada Lives Here: The Case for Public Broadcasting (2015)

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Patricia Mazepa

Martin Hirst, John Harrison, Patricia Mazepa: Communication and New Media From Broadcast to Narrowcast (2014)

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Natalie Coulter

Natalie Coulter: Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market (2014)

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Ganaele Langlois

Langlois, G: Meaning in the Age of Social Media (2014)