The Communication & Culture Graduate Students' Association (ComCultGSA) represents all students registered in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. We exist to represent ComCult students to program faculty and administration, provide a forum to discuss issues and interests, create a meeting place for students to get know each other, and to foster participation in seminars and other activities. We also elect an executive committee and representatives to represent ComCult students on other University and Student Association organizations and committees. We encourage you to get involved with us by coming to our monthly General Meetings, which are open to all students presently registered in the program.
The ComCultGSA council and Committee Chairs are elected each September after incoming students have been oriented. For a detailed listing of ComCultGSA positions, visit our website.
Among the many social and academic activities conducted by the ComCultGSA are the annual Intersections|Cross-sections Graduate Conference & Art Exhibition, program-wide parties and socials, and other great events.
We also administer an online listserv for students to keep in touch with each other and for information on upcoming events, meetings and activities of interest to students in the program.
If you value the initiatives that the ComCult GSA undertakes, or feel strongly about changing aspects of the program, please strongly consider participating. The ComCultGSA meets directly with program administrators, has representatives in student unions and governing bodies, and is your voice. Whether you are highly motivated or strapped for time, the ComCultGSA has a position for you. You can volunteer for the conference or other committees, help plan parties, act as a representative to FGS, YUGSA, or the RSU, or take on other initiatives. Come out to a meeting and become involved in your program!
For more information about the ComCultGSA, please visit our website.
Intersections|Cross-sections Graduate Conference & Art Exhibition
Since 2002, the graduate students in ComCult have organized an annual graduate student conference and art exhibition. Students travel from around the world to present papers and participate in the various panels and workshops convened at the conference. While the annual conference theme changes, the topics generally reflect the nature of our program and the work it nurtures. As scholars doing interdisciplinary work in a joint program, we are especially interested in encountering and generating significant intersections of art, activism and academia. The conference reviews proposals for papers, creative works, media submissions, and poster presentations. Intersections|Cross-sections is held each spring, and submissions are generally due by January.
Visit the Intersections|Cross-sections website for more information.