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How are culture and identity reflected in and shaped by Media and Communications? Learn.Study.Explore >

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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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.

CMF PhD Student Dalia Grobovaite was featured in the current volume of the Canadian Journal of Media Studies. See her essay, Politics of Bricolage and the Double-sided Message of The LEGO Movie, here:

Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health


Dr. Charlene Elliott is seeking to recruit one student into our graduate program at the PhD or MA level in the area of Communication & Health with an interest in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health.

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.

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

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