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CMF's PhD candidate AnneMarie Dorland, a Finalist of this year's #SSHRCStorytellers is the winner of the competition's 2017 Engagement Prize!

The award was evaluated by the fellow storytellers and the judges, and is given to the Top 25 Storyteller who best connects social sciences research and their own research study with the larger community. AnneMarie was selected based on her work connecting the Doing Design Thinking study with the University itself (through blog posts, guest posts for UToday and twitter engagement) and with the classroom (by integrating the findings from the study into teaching in COMS 383, and by using the SSHRC Storytellers videos as teaching tools in the classroom).

Dr. Barbara Schneider's research project, Hearing [our] Voices, will be featured as a poster exhibition during Empathy Week, an initiative curated by Humainologie, a division of the Calgary Centre for Global Community. 

Hearing [our] Voices: Dilemmas of Care and Control

"Graphic poster exhibition created by people with schizophrenia that addresses care and control in their relationships with medical and housing service providers."

May 29th - June 2nd, 6.00AM – 6.00PM daily
City of Calgary Municipal Complex Atrium

For more information on Empathy Week, please visit: www.humainologie.com/empathyweek/

The University of Calgary's UToday article, Experts peer into the future of Canada's wireless 'spectrum' and predict seismic shifts, provides insight on the research and information presented at the Canadian Spectrum Summit 2017, presented by conference organizer and Co-Chair, CMF's Dr. Gregory Taylor. 

The Faculty of Arts Awards were held on May 3, 2017 and we are proud to announce that CMF was honoured in the categories of Teaching and Staff Excellence!

The Labour of Leisure is explored in a new article by CMF's Dr. Barbara Schneider and Sociology's Dr. Liza McCoy.  

Square dance is a form of social dance carried out by groups of four pairs of dancers arranged in a square, moving in response to on-the-spot instructions of a square dance caller. This article looks at the work that the square dance caller does to produce “fun” for the participants. The multi-faceted labour of being a caller includes being a singer, an entertainer, an expert in calling, a teacher, a sound equipment expert, a business person, and an emotional worker instrumental in producing other people’s pleasure.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14927713.2016.1269295?scroll=top&needAccess=true 

Tamara Seiler, Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication, Media and Film was recently featured on CTV as an “inspiring Albertan.” She was instrumental in starting an organization called the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners or CALL

The Canadian Public Relations Society has two $1,000 scholarships available for students enrolled in public relations/communications programs at three educational institutions in Calgary. Both awards offer a $1,000 Scholarship and other benefits. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/university-calgary-cancels-journal-subscriptions-2017-1.3942774

Students in any of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, or Bachelor of Film Studies programs who have been accepted into a travel study program are eligible for the Department of Communication, Media and Film Study Abroad Award. One scholarship of $1000 per year will be awarded, based on the calibre of the proposed travel study plan. 

Dr. Mél Hogan contributed a chapter to Publication, Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. Edited by Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger. (Fordham University Press) 

"Fueling Culture offers a compendium of keywords written by scholars and practitioners from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences."

Dr. Hogan's entry is on (computer) "Servers" in a "keywords" approach to understanding the broad impact fossil fuels have on contemporary culture and politics.

You can see the chapter here: https://www.academia.edu/27915765/Servers_2017_

 

Dr. Jessalynn Keller, CMF Assistant Professor and author of "Girls' Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age speaks to CSMonitor.com about girls’ and women’s use of digital media technologies to challenge sexism in the article How to combat sexism in 2017? With an app, of course.

Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality

Edited by Robert W. Gehl and Maria Bakardjieva

Who benefits from the use of software robots? Who loses? Does a bot deserve rights? Who pulls the strings of these bots? Who has the right to know what about them? What does it mean to be intelligent? What does it mean to be a friend? Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality is one of the first academic collections to critically consider the socialbot and tackle these pressing questions.

CMF Assistant Professor of Environmental Media, Dr. Hogan has published “Minus Risk Equals Progress: the Data Center in the Anthropocene”  in: 6th issue, Special Feature of 5: The Anthropocene and Our Post-natural Future, Dec 2016.

On November 17, 2016, we held our annual CMF United Way Auction Fundraiser to support the University of Calgary’s 2016 United Way campaign. The University is almost halfway toward its goal of raising $500,000 for United Way this year, and we are proud to announce that our auction raised OVER $2300 toward the overall goal! 

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