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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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Now Accepting Applications for MA and PhD Programs!

The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies offers students opportunities to pursue their research interests in such fields as critical media studies, policy and surveillance, feminist media studies, media history, and film and visual culture, among others.

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Dr. Mél Hogan Contributes to Publication, Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox

Dr. Mél Hogan contributed a chapter to Publication, Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox. Edited by Mike Hazas and Lisa Nathan.

A description of the book:

"This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of human computer interaction and environmental studies."

You can find the book online here.

 

Teen Vogue Makes Waves: How being woke may be profitable according to CMF prof

CMF Assistant Professor Jessalynn Keller wrote a piece for The Conversation Canada about her experience at the recent Teen Vogue Summit this December, aimed at empowering women and challenging stereotypes. 

Read the article here

Mary Arnatt, second year Masters Student, is this year’s winner of the Film Studies Association of Canada Gerald Pratley Award. This highly competitive prize is given annually to a graduate student doing research in the area of Canadian cinema. Each year, the winner of the Pratley presents the opening keynote presentation at the annual  FSAC-ACÉC conference. The Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, generally taking place during the last week or May or first week of June each year.

Recent Publications

Schneider, B. & McCoy, L. (2017). Serious Leisure, Play and the Construction of Community among Older Adult Square Dancers. Activities, Adaptations & Aging, published online, Oct. 2016.  

http://www-tandfonline-com.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/doi/pdf/10.1080/01924788.2017.1376178?needAccess=true

Tepperman, Charles. “Bureaucrats and Movie Czars: Canada’s Feature Film Policy Since 2000.” Media Industries Journal. 4.2 (Fall 2017). 

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mij/15031809.0004.204?view=text;rgn=main