Major Research Projects
Masters of Professional Communication students have wide-ranging interests as reflected in the diversity of topics explored in their Major Research Projects. Here are the titles of the MRPs of the graduating classes of 2011 and 2012.
The School of Professional Communication is proud to announce the 2012 winners of the Dean’s Award for Best Major Research Project. This year’s recipients are Jamie Stopa and Debbie Kwan (pictured above in the RCC in Toronto with Dr. Brian Damude, Interim Associate Dean of Faculty & Student Affairs). We are also proud to announce this year’s winners of the Dean’s Award for Best Overall Performance in the MPC program. This year’s recipients are Vin Heney and Annie Williams. Congratulations!
Follow the link to view posters for the Mapping ProCom project from this year’s Masters of Professional Communication class. Students also designed Toronto subway ads for their Advanced Editing and Document Design class, based on their client partner the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Association’s creative brief. View their Winter Magic posters here.
The fall 2011 project in this class had students work with this client to produce a Toronto bus shelter poster. Students were able to apply their design and technical skills to this real-world communication problem as they conceptualized, designed, and produced posters for the client.
“The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA) has chosen a winner in its first promotional poster competition for bus shelters. This year, Master of Professional Communication student Nima Naik’s winning design was showcased on a shelter at the corner of College Street and Bay Street. Runners up included Alicia D’Souza and Gloria Eid. Working with the BIA’s communications manager and alumna Abigail Gamble, students designed the posters in a fall course taught by Professor Janice Fung.”
Beyond the Classroom
Hey Receiver is a collaborative blog set up by some of the MPC class of 2012.
“Hey Receiver is a space to explore the wide world of communications including everything from social media, design, technology, public relations, branding and beyond. The name is a play on the traditional understanding of one-way communication as being from sender to receiver, like a radio to a listener, or a TV to a viewer. Our hope is that this space presents an opportunity for you to join us in the conversation.”