#Keywords: Communications in the Next 50 Years

50 Years — 5,000 Graduates — 1 Big Celebration
Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies
concludes 50th anniversary year of celebration on April 29-30

Montreal, April 25, 2016 – For 50 years, Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies has made significant contributions to the study of media, culture and society. The department boasts numerous graduates who are leaders in the media, communications technology industries.

To cap its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, several events will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Alumni, former and current students, staff and faculty members, and friends are invited to the party.

Highlighted Event: Panel Discussion

What: #Keywords: Communications in the Next 50 Years, moderated by John Moore, host of Moore in the Morning on Toronto’s Newstalk 1010

When: Saturday, April 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Room SP-110, SP Building, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

Who: Panel members:

  • Christopher Ali, assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia
  • Lisa Gasior, video game voice designer at Montreal’s Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Caroline Jamet, president of Montreal’s Editions La Presse
  • Warren Wilansky, co-founder of Montreal-based Plank Design

COMS50th Anniversary Wrap-up Weekend Events

Visit the Facebook events page (https://www.facebook.com/events/104160176658040/)

for more information on all the events, including the film screening of A Journey to Ithaca on Friday, April 29, and an open house, tours, finissage and cocktail dinatoire on Saturday, April 30.

About the Department of Communication Studies

When it was founded 50 years ago, the Department of Communication Studies was the first of its kind in Canada. Beginning as a department committed to the humanistic exploration of contemporary media, and growing into a multimedia teaching environment, members of the department have expanded their influence into all realms of intellectual life pertaining to media and culture. Key moments in the department’s history: http://coms50th.concordia.ca/key-moments/

Website dedicated to 50thCOMS Anniversary: http://coms50th.concordia.ca


Fiona Downey, Media Relations Advisor, Concordia University
Tel.: 514-848-2424 ext. 2518    Cell: 514-518-3336
Twitter: @fiodow


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