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Instructor, Communication and Media Studies Position Available – Apply by June 7, 2019

Join the Department of Communication, Media and Film at UCalgary!

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Announcing the Barbara Schneider Writing Award

CMF is thrilled to announce the Barbara Schneider Student Writing Awards, to be presented to the student with the best paper in an academic year from each program area. Dr. Schneider was our Department Head from 2013-2018, has taught at the University for over 25 years, and has now established an endowment for this award. 

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Professor Maria Bakardjieva has been appointed the Chair in Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Maria Bakardjieva has been appointed to a five-year term as the Chair in Communication and Media Studies, effective July 1st 2019.

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CMF Welcomes Victor Pickard on March 7th

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is excited to have the opportunity to host Victor Pickard, PhD. for a guest lecture on March 7th, 2019 as a part of our Connections: The CMF Speaker Series lineup. Dr. Pickard is a leading global communications scholar across a range of fields at the intersection of media and democracy. At this moment of enormous upheaval in American government and media, Dr. Pickard offers insightful research on how the U.S.

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Dr. Jessalynn Keller's Research Featured in Gender Diversity Awareness Program

Dr. Jessalynn Keller's research has been featured in an article published for UCalgary's Gender Diversity National Awareness Program, explore.ucalgary.ca/hashtag-feminism.

Dr. Keller's latest book is Emergent Feminisms: Complicating a Postfeminist Media Culture

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CMF @ Esker: “Sweaty Zuckerberg and Cool Computing”

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is thrilled to announce that we are hosting an event in collaboration with The Esker Foundation, Calgary:

“Sweaty Zuckerberg and Cool Computing” by Dr. Mél Hogan

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Featured Faculty: Dr. Mél Hogan

Mél Hogan focuses on Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department and is writing a book about genomics in the cloud. Leading up to this, her research has been about server farms and data centers – their social implications and environmental impacts.

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Featured Faculty: Dr. Samantha Thrift

Dr. Thrift emphasizes students’ active engagement, often through experiential activities and assignments that synthesize theoretical knowledge and creative practice. Class projects like digital storytelling, video chain letters, and multi-media memoirs inspire her SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) research, which examines the use of feminist, digital, and creative pedagogies to cultivate an inclusive and fun learning environment that supports student success. 

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Featured Faculty: Dr. Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor researches, writes and teaches about the changing relationship between communication systems and governments, both in Canada and internationally. Like his research, Dr Taylor’s classes engage with essential questions concerning current power dynamics in our rapidly evolving media landscape. 

Learn more about his research and courses being offered here.

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Featured Faculty: Dr. Annie Rudd

"As a media historian whose research focuses on photography, I explore the ways people of the past presented themselves to the world through photographs and the ways they understood photographs' capacity to 'reveal' human identity."

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