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Scholar Strike, 9–10 September 2020

The Scholar Strike is a collective action by academics in Canada and the United States in support of anti-racism movements and against police violence directed at Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities https://scholarstrikecanada.ca/ For two days on 9–10 September 2020, scholars are being invited to pause all teaching and administrative duties and to participate in the […]

Orientation 2020: September 1-3

This year, The Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture hosted orientation via Zoom. Taking place on September 1-3, students had the opportunity to explore various sessions covering a myriad of topics. Please contact the GPA if you require a link.

Future Communications Conference | Open House

The Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture invites you to participate in Future Communications, a one-day symposium and Open House for current and prospective graduate students. The theme “Future Communications” can be interpreted broadly to include investigations of all aspects of culture, media, politics, policy, technology, and creative practice. Paper presentations, poster presentations, panel […]

Deepa Venkatesan's film "F se Feminism"

    Deepa Venkatesan, a recent graduate of the MA program, has an upcoming interactive documentary film titled F se Feminism (translates: F stands for Feminism). "3 stories. 6 women. An interactive documentary film portraying what lived experiences of feminism in India looks like. Virtually immerse in their art, stories and experiences on July 30." The film […]

Océane Nyela – 2020 Ioan Davies MA Award winner!

The Ioan Davies Award is Communication & Culture’s signature prize recognizing excellence in scholarly and/or creative research by York-ComCult students. This year, Océane Nyela has won the MA award for her paper, “Black Hair is a Technology from the Future: Cornrows as an Interface for Diasporic Transindividuation.” Congratulations, Océane!

ComCult Virtual Town Hall Meeting (COVID19 plans)

  In an effort to keep everyone in our community informed and safe during the global COVID-19 outbreak, we will host a town hall to answer questions and address concerns. Date Thursday, April 16, 2020  Time Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Location Zoom meeting Open To ComCult Students Website https://ryerson.zoom.us/j/824239843      

Ioan Davies Award: Submission Deadline: 16 March 2020

M.A. and Ph.D. students in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York University are invited to apply for the Ioan Davies Award. This award recognizes excellence in student scholarly and/or creative research. It is given annually to an outstanding student registered in the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York, who […]

Terri Chu (PhD) on Coronavirus & discrimination

For Communication & Culture PhD student Terri Chu, the Coronavirus outbreak has made her reflect on the SARS epidemic (2002-2003), and how racism and discrimination negatively affected local businesses. “The racism that sprung up - people avoiding Chinese businesses; not wanting to sit next to us on public transit - all of a sudden you […]