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The Department of Communication & Media Studies welcomes several new faculty members!

The Department of Communication & Media Studies welcomes several new faculty members!

Recently, YFile featured new faculty members that have joined the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Welcome Kelly Bergstrom, Desirée de Jesus, and Rianka Singh. They will be teaching in the FW 21-22 terms! For more information, check out the New Faces Feature Issue 2021, part two article.

Scholar Strike - September 9 and 10, 2020

Scholar Strike - September 9 and 10, 2020

The Scholar Strike is a collective action by academics in Canada and the United States in support of anti-racism movements and against police violence directed at Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities. For two days on 9–10 September 2020, scholars are being invited to pause all teaching and administrative duties and to participate in the labour […]

April News 2020

April News 2020

THIS ISSUE FEATURES: Emergency Funding For Students: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) to apply for Covid-19 related relief. Details Regarding Online & Remote Course Delivery Options. Important Dates: student deadlines to elect for pass/fail grade options and more. Free Online MUV Classes! Virtual Coffee Breaks: Connect with students across various faculties, programs and countries!

Untangling online disinformation with Jane Lytvynenko

Untangling online disinformation with Jane Lytvynenko

For BuzzFeed News reporter Jane Lytvynenko, disinformation in the media is a widespread and concerning issue. The 2016 U.S. election, Myanmar gaining internet access 2013, and the 2014 protests in Ukraine, were events where disinformation led to hate and violence – and Lytvynenko’s job is to try to untangle it. “We collect all the falsehoods […]

COMN 4130 Unions, Organizing, and The Media

COMN 4130 Unions, Organizing, and The Media

Lise Lareau worked for CBC as a TV news producer for more than 30 years.  For 10 of those years, she served as president of the Canadian Media Guild, the main union at the CBC and other media organizations including the Canadian Press, APTN, Vice Media and most recently Buzzfeed. Since then, her work has […]

LA&PS Professor Natalie Coulter appointed director of IRDL

LA&PS Professor Natalie Coulter appointed director of IRDL

Professor Natalie Coulter, in the Department of Communication Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), has been appointed the new director of the Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL), an Organized Research Unit (ORU) at York University. Coulter’s appointment went into effect on Jan. 1. The centre has moved this year […]

COMN 3900

COMN 3900

Taught by Course Director Kelly Parke, COMN 3900 gave a basic understanding of how Artificial Intelligence has evolved from science fiction to reality, how humans have struggled to adapt to this new human/machine daily interaction and its impact on our daily lives. The course explored various viewpoints on the benefits/problems of this precarious relationship and […]