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Signify 2017 Showcase

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

On Monday, April 3, FCAD's School of Professional Communication will make history with its Signify 2017 open house event at Heaslip House starting at 2:00 p.m. Signify 2017 celebrates the talent and...

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Dr. John Shiga Receives Tenure as Associate Professor

Thursday March 9th, 2017

Since arriving in 2012, Dr. John Shiga has greatly contributed  to the School of Professional Communication (ProCom) and especially to the MPC program. He has supervised MPC students and contributed...

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International Women's Day: MRP Showcase

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

Master of Professional Communication (MPC)  students pursue a wide range of topics for their Major Research Projects. In honour of International Women’s Day, here are a few projects written by MPC...

Brooke Ihnat: Strong Is Beautiful (?): A Multimodal Analysis of Strength and Beauty in Female and Male Sports Commercials

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

What inspired you to choose your MRP topic? Sport has always played a huge role in my life, and I was always encouraged to be proud of my love of sport. Despite this encouragement I realized I was...

Rebecca Krauss: "You Go, Girl:" How Facebook and Instagram Impacted the Post-Feminist Construction of Electric Forest's Women's Program

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

What inspired you to choose your MRP topic? After attending “Sasquatch! Music Festival” at the Gorge Amphitheatre in 2012, I became completely infatuated with music festival culture. While in the...

Miri Makin: Shifting Gears: The Impact of Extracurricular Exposure on Girl's Attitudes Towards Engineering

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

What inspired you to choose your MRP topic? As the daughter of one of the few female engineers climbing the corporate ladder in the early 1980’s, I’ve always wondered why I never considered...

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Studying #BlackLivesMatter: 2016 MPC Alumna Tacicia Bryan

Tuesday February 28th, 2017

We recently connected with Master of Professional Communication (MPC) Alumna Tacicia Bryan (MPC 2016). The following interview captures Tacicia's Major Research Paper-writing experience and her...

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Studying #BlackLivesMatter through the MPC Program: 2016 Alumna Tacicia Bryan

Sunday February 26th, 2017

Exploring and Discovering Research Interests I have long had a passion for learning about black emancipation, leadership and activism. It was this passion that drove me to learn about the lives of...

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Students are Making a Play for Knowledge Translation – Literally

Tuesday February 21st, 2017

A uniquely assorted team gathers at the Centre for Communicating Knowledge (CCK) on a frosty Thursday afternoon: Ryerson nursing student Petrina Barbas, professional communication student Selah...

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Catherine Schryer Wins Errol Aspevig Award

Tuesday February 21st, 2017

FCAD is proud to announce that Dr. Catherine Schryer, Chair of the School of Professional Communication, has won the 2017 Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. As Chair of ProCom...

FCAD Team Makes Campus Map Virtual

Monday February 6th, 2017

Led by ProCom Professor Dr. Frauke Zeller and RTA Professor Dr. Ali Mazalek, the Participatory Campus Planning project has created an interactive tabletop visualization and 3D map of the Ryerson...

Alumni Spotlight: 2014 MPC Grad Nicola Brown

Sunday February 5th, 2017

  Tell us about yourself! What's your name, and what do you do? My name is Nicola Brown, I'm an MPC2014 grad and I currently work as a freelance writer, editor and communication consultant. Part of...

Dr. Catherine Jenkins on Digital Hygiene and 'Junk Sleep'

Wednesday February 1st, 2017

Photo credit: Urantian Sojourn ProCom instructor Dr. Catherine Jenkins’ research explores the impact of medical imaging technologies on patient-physician communication, and the medicalization of...

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ProCom Spotlight: Dr. Marty Fink & CMN450

Wednesday January 25th, 2017

(Potrait by Morgan Sea, Dr. Marty Fink serves as Assistant Professor in ProCom with a focus on queer and trans studies; their work as a researcher and instructor...

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Why Choose a ProCom BA?

Friday December 23rd, 2016

Here's why a Bachelor's Degree in ProCom could be for you!

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MPC Grad Spotlight: Sara Masson (MPC ‘11)

Friday December 23rd, 2016

  Sara Masson graduated from the MPC Program in 2011 and has since enjoyed a dynamic career in the Toronto tech community. Right after graduating MPC, Sara joined Wave Apps. Here she pursued multiple...

Happy Holidays from ProCom!

Friday December 23rd, 2016

Congratulations to ProCom BA student Meaghan Reid on winning the Holiday Card Competition.

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The Spectrum Speaks: ‘Colour Fashions’ (FS8111)

Monday December 5th, 2016

In fields spanning information design to fashion, colour is often considered simply decorative, but a new course provides students with fresh insight into the ‘language’ of colour. This Fall the...

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Did You Miss MPC Info Night? Check out the Video!

Thursday December 1st, 2016

Prospective students gained insight into all aspects of the MPC Program at Info Night. From a top-down guide to the Program to career prospects and tips from alumni, attendees discovered what...

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Fall Research Mashup Event By Dr. Carolyn Kane and Dr. Marty Fink Was a Great Success!

Friday November 11th, 2016

Last Monday, two of ProCom's very own research professors, Dr. Carolyn Kane and Dr. Marty Fink, held a research mashup for faculty and students. Dr. Carolyn Kane presented her paper titled "Art Deco'...