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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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PhD Candidate Mylynn Felt Awarded 2017 Vanier Scholarship

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is thrilled to congratulate PhD candidate Mylynn Felt on being awarded a distinguished 2017 Vanier Scholarship! Mylynn's research proposal is titled Preventing Violence Against Women: Emerging Practices of Canadian Activism through Social Media. 

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Student Experience: Berlin Summer School 2017

COMS student Monica Henderson has kindly agreed to share her unique experience with all of us while attending The Summer School in Berlin on a group study program (! Watch this space as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

Here is an excerpt from her article, 7 Things You Should Know About Group Study Programs:

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CMF PhD Candidate AnneMarie Dorland to Present at SSHRC Storytellers Contest 2017

AnneMarie Dorland, PhD candidate in the Communication and Media Studies program in the Department of Communication, Media and Film is a finalist in the SSHRC Storytellers contest to be held during the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson at the end of May. AnneMarie was also recently honored as an outstanding TA in the University of Calgary Teaching Excellence Awards. Her dissertation examines what designers creative processes can offer to people in other industries.

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CMF Graduate Kala Ortwein on Convocating and Completing Her Thesis, 'My Father the Homeless Guy'

CMF Graduate Kala Ortwein shared with the Department her thoughts on convocation:

“Earning a Master of Arts has been the most rewarding challenge of my life. I appreciate everything my cohort, mentors, and students have taught me; and I extend my deepest gratitude to the women who shared their stories with me for my research. Convocation felt like a formal welcome to the academy, and also like a scene from Harry Potter, both of which being a profound accomplishment.”

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Department of Communication, Media and Film Study Abroad Award– Applications Due February 15th

CMF is excited to announce the Department of Communication, Media and Film Study Abroad Award!

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 award. The candidate must be, at minimum, in a second year standing in their respective program.

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Professional Communication after Graduation: Alumni Share Secrets to Their Success


"Figure out who you a want to be as a Communications professional, find a company or organization whose culture appeals to you, and take any position you can to get your foot in the door."

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This Week in Connections: The CMF Speaker Series

Connections: The CMF Speaker Series is a monthly colloquium hosted by the Department of Communication, Media and Film, presenting new research and special interest topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities to the University of Calgary community.

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Dr. Charlene Elliott to be inducted to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars

The RSC has officially named the incoming 80 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, only two of which are from the University of Calgary. As a Department we think this is an amazing achievement and are very excited and proud that Dr. Charlene Elliott is one of them.

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CMF Instructor Murray Leeder releases new book

Cinematic Ghosts: Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digital Era

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