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Info on exciting & engaging courses!

Info on exciting & engaging courses!

In COMN 3700, Professor Natalie Coulter explores the emergence of modern consumer society and the social, political and economic roles of advertising within this development.  During this course students will examine the role of advertising and promotional communication in the context of everyday life. The key objectives are to provide a historical perspective on advertising’s […]

COMN Professor Kelly Bergstrom featured in YFile – “Don’t leave me this way: researcher explores barriers to gaming.”

COMN Professor Kelly Bergstrom featured in YFile – “Don’t leave me this way: researcher explores barriers to gaming.”

Communication & Media Studies Assistant Professor Kelly Bergstrom is featured in the May 2022 issue of "Brainstorm," a special edition of YFile. The article explores her work in the gaming world, specifically barriers, why gamers abandon games and debunking stereotypes. READ THE FULL STORY IN YFILE

Summer courses with spots still available!

Summer courses with spots still available!

The department has several courses you can still enrol in! 1000: Introduction to Communications provides a critical overview of the main issues in the field of communication and media. It examines how forms and processes of communication are implicated in our understanding of the world at both the personal and social levels.  *This class will be […]

Annual awards ceremony recognizes exceptional students in Communication & Media Studies

Annual awards ceremony recognizes exceptional students in Communication & Media Studies

On February 3, 2022, the Department of Communication & Media Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) held its annual awards ceremony via Zoom. Faculty, family, friends, and staff joined the presenters and winners for the event. The Chair of the Department, Professor Ganaele Langlois, began by congratulating the winning students on […]

COMN Connect

COMN Connect

The first episode of COMN Connect is now up on the CSSA Instagram page! The new segment features Professor Ganaele Langlois, Chair of the Department of Communication & Media Studies.  Professor Langlois shares her academic journey, discusses the COMN program, and gives advice to new students and new graduates. Watch the interview now!

Book Launch: Discriminating Data by Wendy Chun November 19, 1pm (Online)

Book Launch: Discriminating Data by Wendy Chun November 19, 1pm (Online)

Please join us for a book launch and talk for Discriminating Data (MIT Press) by Wendy Chun (Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media, Simon Fraser University). Respondent: Ganaele Langlois (York University). In Discriminating Data, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun reveals how polarization is a goal—not an error—within big data and machine learning. These methods, she […]

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.