Student Experience Congratulations to our graduating students from the Faculty!
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 […]
A few congratulatory words for our graduating students from our Faculty!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
IMPRESSI◦N is seeking submissions for the next issue of the Communication Studies student academic journal. The students working on the journal are looking for essays that can be edited to become a published article in Impression. If you submitted a good paper for a class last year, please send it (as is) to firstname.lastname@example.org as […]
It’s Women's History Month in Canada! To celebrate, we are featuring several inspiring Canadian women in the media. Some are pioneers, paving the way for future generations, others are currently doing extraordinary things. Broadcast journalist Betty Kennedy became best-known to most Canadians as a panelist on Canada's longest-running television program FRONT PAGE CHALLENGE, a CBC-TV […]
Trevor Grant, Unit Production Manager with the CBC, recently visited our COMN 4222A course. Grant manages the budgets for TV Current Affairs and News Programs, including shows such as Marketplace, Fifth Estate, and The National. Working at the CBC for over 30 years, Trevor's career highlights include the planning and production for special events such […]