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2017 Archived News

Canadian Spectrum Summit 2017

We are at a potential crossroads for our increasingly wireless media. The iPhone is ten years old and smartphones are now ubiquitous. As demand for digital connectivity has grown, publicly accessible wi-­‐fi is now the norm for a range of businesses and institutions. And new uses for wireless technologies such as automated cars are on the horizon and will certainly increase spectrum requirements. Spectrum auctions have been a regular method of spectrum assignment for two decades, but can that method accommodate future demand? What are the alternatives?

Amnesty International Youth Media Award

Honours students who have created content covering international or national human rights issues with a particular emphasis on how they impact young people

SSHRC Storytellers Contest 2017

SSHRC’s Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.

Dr Michael Lithgow joins program faculty

Following the retirement of Dr Evelyn Ellerman, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Lithgow to the program and the university. Dr. Lithgow brings our students the benefit of his wide ranging experience in journalism and media activism to complement his teaching and scholarly interests.

Events and Organizations

The Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting: Conversation & Convergence, Events 2017

Social Media Camp Conference, Victoria, May 3-4, 2017

Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Prime Time in Ottawa Conference, February 1-3 2017

Banff World Media Festival, June 2017

Canadian Media Guild: Advocacy for Media Workers’ Rights

The Emerge Media Awards’ mission is to celebrate and showcase the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students in Canada.

Updated December 06 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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