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The world needs people who understand media and communications. As a student in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, you’ll develop a critical perspective on how communication, media and film represent and shape contemporary life. You will also develop marketable research and communication skills.

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Ashley's Study Abroad Experience - Making the Most of a COMS Minor

My name is Ashley P. and I’m a fourth year student at the University of Calgary, where I major in Political Science and minor in Communications. Throughout the course of my undergraduate degree, I’ve spent two semesters abroad, one in Sweden and one in Singapore.

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CMF Assistant Professor Jessalynn Keller wrote a piece for The Conversation Canada about her work on digital rape culture activism and the recent #MeToo hashtag.

theconversation.com/metoo-campaign-brings-conversation-of-rape-to-the-mainstream-85875

CMF Assistant Professor Dr. Hogan is part of a new interdisciplinary working group looking at social histories of DNA: 

Genomics, Bioinformatics and the Climate Crisis

The goal of this working group is to facilitate learning and communication among researchers and students interested in the environmental humanities, a field that brings insights from the arts and humanities to bear on pressing ecological issues. Our specific focus is to examine the present climate crisis together with critical scholarship on the promise of DNA – as gene and genome – as a potential solution to this crisis.

The group will meet monthly from September 2017 to March 2018 to discuss published research, present work in progress and host guest speakers. Key themes for organizing discussions and readings include: critical studies of climate change; the social history of DNA; reimagining diversity and kinship in a genomics age; and critical analysis of bioinformatics (DNA as data). This working group will identify and explore gaps in existing literature to provide a platform for developing a SSHRC Insight Development Grant on environmental humanities approaches to genomic applications for climate change.

Assistant Professor Jessalynn Keller spoke to CBC Eyeopener’s David Gray about her research on Teen Vogue’s political coverage. She describes how the teen magazine once known for fashion, beauty and celebrity coverage is now publishing pieces like Lauren Duca’s December 2016 op-ed “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” Professor Keller contends that the magazine is now recognizing their audience of teenage girls and LGTBQ youth as political, engaged, and activist – an important shift in today’s media landscape.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/teen-vogue-shift-1.4316888