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Posted November 20, 2018 by Geo Takach
John Durham Peters presentation at Royal Roads University

The School of Communication and Culture is proud to welcome internationally renowned communications author and scholar John Durham Peters for a guest lecture on November 20, 2018. Peters, who is a Maria Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film and Media Studies at Yale University, presented on the history of human communication on weather, and what it means and says about us today.

Posted October 30, 2018 by Jenn Maxwell
Dr. Jennifer Walinga at Tectoria’s F*ckUp Nights; Photo Credit Armon Arani Photography

MAPC Program head, Dr. Jennifer Walinga, recently spoke at Tectoria’s F*ckUp Nights, a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. The movement began in 2012 in Mexico City and it has since been brought to Victoria.

Jennifer shared her experience as an Olympic athlete, of losing and then gaining an Olympic gold medal in dramatic fashion. Jennifer shared principles and lessons learned from sport.

Posted September 6, 2018 by Lisa Weighton
New Book from Prof. Phillip Vannini

When it comes to contemporary modes of communication, is the pen mightier?

Not always says Prof. Phillip Vannini, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography.

Posted July 6, 2018 by David Black
Dr. David Black on Digital and Social Media Addiction

Distinguishing substance and behavioural addiction

When we think about addiction, it’s not surprising that dramatic images worthy of scenes from films like Leaving Las Vegas or Trainspotting come to mind. Substance addiction, be it to alcohol or to still harder drugs like cocaine and crystal meth, can destroy bodies and lives with a ferocity that reveals the human condition at its most abject. That acknowledged, defining addiction exclusively in terms of substances leaves us at risk of regarding addiction too narrowly.

Posted April 24, 2018 by Jenn Maxwell
Research in the Nature and Design of a Thriving Workplace

The workplace is increasingly stressful: complex, demanding, and fast-paced. Thriving is the capacity to transform everyday workplace stress into opportunities for innovation, collaboration, development and growth.