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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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Patricia Mazepa

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

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Ganaele Langlois

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

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Mark Hayward

Joshua S. Hanan, Mark Hayward: Communication and the Economy: History, Value and Agency (2013)

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Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland: Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service (2013)

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Patricia Mazepa, David Skinner

Kirsten Kozolanka, Patricia Mazepa, David Skinner: Alternative Media in Canada (2012)

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Ganaele Langlois

Greg Elmer, Ganaele Langlois, Fenwick McKelvey: The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics (2012)

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Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland: Greed, Inc. Why Corporations Rule the World and How We Let It Happen (2012)

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward: Cultural Studies and Finance Capitalism: The Economic Crisis and After (2012)

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Susan Driver

Susan Driver: Queer Youth Cultures (2008)

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Susan Driver

Susan Driver: Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media (2007)

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Wade Rowland

Wade Rowland: Spirit of the Web: The Age of Information from Telegraph to Internet (2006)

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Robert Heynen

Robert Heynen: Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany (2015)

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David Skinner

David Skinner, James R. Compton, Michael Gasher: Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States ...

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David Ellis

David Ellis: Evolution of the Canadian broadcasting system: Objectives and realities, 1928-1968