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Keyword: Communications and Media

Perseverance, pilgrimage, and the Bitter Sweet Trail

Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

On October 24, 2020, Kenji Dyck (BA '19, Communications and Media) premiered his documentary Bitter Sweet Trail: Japanese Canadians and the Alberta Sugar Beets, which followed a 2019 bus tour through southern Alberta. Produced by David Iwaasa, and in partnership with Nikkei National Museum, the film tells the story of many Japanese sugar beet farmers who experienced internment, dispossession, and detainment through the Second World War. Tour participants, made up of Japanese Canadians who farmed sugar beets in the mid-20th century, visited sites that played a significant role in Japanese Canadian history. For most Japanese Canadians, this was a time of racial persecution as well as a time of persistence. "The tour and the film," Dyck explains, "is to remember not only the injustice but also the perseverance of the Japanese Canadian people."

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On Speaking Truth to Power: reflections from an English student working in Communications

Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

CMU is introducing a new combined Major in English and Communications & Media. Formalizing the combination is a progressive move, but the pairing itself is nothing new.

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CMU announces new combined major in Communications & Media and English

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 2:52 PM

Employers today are looking for people with strong communication skills. Teamwork requires people who can think across mediums and skill sets, who write well and present well, combining great ideas and great writing with graphic and other media skills.

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