People & Events
This is the Department’s photo album, containing pictures of people and events over the years. Click on an image to see the photos in the album, or click on a photo to see the full-sized image.
Students in the Joint PhD Program in Communication held their inaugural Grad Student Conference, Intersections, on November 4 and 5, 2010. Held at all three university campuses in the joint program, Concordia, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal, Keynote Lectures were delivered by Dr. Lynn Spigel (Northwestern, Illinois), and Pierre Bélanger (Université d'Ottawa).
More than 35 papers were presented by students in the program on panels that included, "Politics of the Internet/Implications politiques d’internet," "Discourses of veiling/unveiling/Se (dé)voiler: discours identitaires," and "Explorations in Sound: Acoustic Ecology, Community Broadcast, and Production Practices/ Explorations sonores: écologie acoustique, diffusion communautaire et practique de production" highlighting the incredible range and quality of research and scholarship that our PhD students are doing.
More information on the papers and program http://colloque2010.wordpress.com/scheduleprogramme/
The Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies presented the exhibition Haiti : Holdup by Darren Ell. A photographer, activist and journalist, Ell produces photographic work dedicated to human rights and social justice issues. Ell’s commitment to the responsibility of bearing witness and using art as a tool for social transformation is evident in this provocative installation. In Ell’s words “Since all of my projects focus on victimized groups of people, I involve myself in their struggle as an artist-citizen. During the two to three years it takes to complete a project, I engage in journalism and activism to bring their cause to a larger audience. This in turn generates interest in my artwork.”
Haiti : Holdup ran from January 13th until April 15th.
Members of the Mobile Media Lab, Director Kim Sawchuk, Owen Chapman, Leslie Shade and Rae Staseson, were guest researchers at the Multimedia University, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Dr. Kim Sawchuk had previously been a guest scholar in November 2009 and helped to develop, along with Dean Harold Thwaites of the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, a memorandum of cooperation for research exchanges between MMU and Concordia.
Apparencies, by Richard Hancox, features photographic interpretations of transitional landscapes, crumbling veneers, skewed representations, and surface reflections.
The photographs are created with one-time use disposable cameras and the images reveal, through the many layers and textures inherent in the process, surprising new meanings and numerous ironic contradictions.
Award winning producer, and alumni, Kevin Tierney, visited Communication Studies as part of our Distinguished Alumni Series in October 2009.
Photo credit: Anthony Korkidakis
Sheelah O’Neill, Assistant to the Chair and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in Concordia’s renowned Department of Communication Studies won the 2009 Outstanding Staff & Faculty award for her dedicated service to the Department and the University. Sheelah began to work at Concordia University a year after graduating from Loyola College in 1974.
Distinguished Alumni Series welcomed Head Writer for the Colbert Report, alumni Barry Julien, for a visit and workshop with Coms Students.
Our first installment of the Distinguished Alumni Series (October 2008) brought alumni, Peter Lenkov back to Communications Studies for a visit. Peter travelled from Los Angeles to spend a day with the students in Communication Studies, and our auditorium was packed. Peter is the Executive Producer of CSI: NY and he was in conversation with another alumni, Todd Van der Heyden (reporter and news anchor for CTV Montreal).
Photo credit: Ian Lawrence