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. Keynote Speaker: Mark Hayward “Platform […]

Call for Nominations for the Mary McEwan Memorial Award

Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2018-19 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners. If you have dissertations that were recommended for […]

Saving Rabbit

Professor Manfred Becker, a professor at York University and graduate of the Communication & Culture program, has a new documentary for CBC Docs POV. Saving Rabbit is a film that chronicles the story of Peter, aka "Rabbit," a Toronto fentanyl user seeking recovery. Red Button, the CBC short documentary series, first introduced viewers to Rabbit two years ago […]

The Conversation on Global Climate Action

Postdoctoral Fellow Tyrone Hall recently wrote an article for the media outlet The Conversation where he spoke on why Canada should lead global climate action. Hall points out that Canada’s commitment to combat climate change can improve by aligning with the Paris Agreement, championing the UNFCCC Process, and leading the GCF replenishment. Acting as adviser […]

Indigenous Friends Association

Alejandro Mayoral Baños, a PhD candidate in the Communication & Culture program, and executive director of the Indigenous Friends Association, recently received funding from the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program for an initiative that connects and supports Indigenous youth. The announcement was made on Aug. 1 at the Skennen’kó:wa Gamig (the […]

Congratulations on 20 years as a program!

The joint graduate program in Communication and Culture is an extraordinary partnership between Ryerson University and York University. Combining York's tradition of innovative, interdisciplinary graduate programs with Ryerson's record of applied education - the program is ground-breaking and progressive. Launching in 1999, the curriculum has become increasingly rich over its twenty-year history. The program supports […]

Ioan Davies Award

Congratulations to Zahra Nader on her Ioan Davies Award! This award is given annually to an outstanding student in the Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture who is registered at York, in financial need and has demonstrated an interest in the topics reflected in the work of Ioan Davies: aesthetics; critical cultural theory; culture in […]