Articles by author: Milica Petkovic

  • April 9: CPCF student wins Education at Work Ontario award

    Congratulations to fourth-year Communication, Popular Culture and Film (CPCF) student Stephanie Lasica who, along with Rachel Van Herk, received an award from Education at Work Ontario (EWO) for her outstanding efforts.

    Presented annually to two university and two college students across the province, the award announcement comes at the beginning of National Co-op and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) week at Brock, which celebrates the many successes and promotes awareness of co-op and experiential learning programs.

    Cara Krezek, Brock’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) Director, said the pair’s top finish kicks off the week’s events with a great example of the calibre of the University’s students as well as the supports they receive.

    “Seeing both students recognized at the provincial level is an amazing accomplishment for Brock,” she said. “Their hard work, combined with the support of so many people across campus, has shown just how impactful our co-ordinated efforts to support student success can be.

    Lasica earned a provincial nod from EWO while exploring her career options. She took part in CPCF’s This is my Niagara initiative, an eight-month experiential education internship that allows fourth-year students to engage in event planning, digital marketing initiatives, desktop publishing and branding of events for small- and medium-sized businesses.

    Thanks to her outstanding efforts co-ordinating events, such as the Grant Dobson Case Competition and Terry O’Malley Lecture, the 21-year-old student from Etobicoke has been awarded the EWO Work-Integrated Learning Student of the Year award.

    Along with the prestige of winning a provincial award, Lasica is thankful for the experience she has received during the internship.

    “I learned a lot of practical skills about the field of communications, but the exercise also taught me a lot about myself,” she said. “I am now more confident to work with teams and peers in the workplace, and I find it valuable to learn from and alongside people of many different backgrounds to deliver the best result for our projects.”

    Lasica, who is preparing to pursue postgraduate studies in public relations, knows the awards she and Van Herk won are reflective of exceptional individual efforts as well as the University’s emphasis on co-op and experiential learning across all Faculties.

    “The entire Brock community and all of the resources here on campus have helped me get to this point,” she said. “It’s important that the Experiential Education team is recognized as well as the Co-op team. Having both of our accomplishments on the same level shows that co-op and experiential education are incredible resources for students.”

    As she begins her full-time career as a credit reporting analyst at Meridian, Van Herk hopes other students will follow the example she and Lasica have provided by embracing Brock’s co-op and experiential opportunities.

    “Taking part in co-op or experiential exercises is the best decision you can make,” she said. “It takes commitment, but it also helps you gain valuable experience and connections and is extremely worth it. By the time you’re done, you’re much more prepared to take your next steps.”

    In addition to her EWO honours, Lasica won the University’s Experiential Education Student of the Year award.

    All of the award winners will be recognized at the Community Partner Recognition and Appreciation event on April 9.

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  • April 8: End of Semester Party

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  • March 22: CPCFSS 24hr Film Festival

    The 24-hour Film Festival is back!

    Contestants will have 24 hours to write, direct, film and render their film. All films will be screened on Friday, March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. in AS 215.

    Important dates
    March 20 – registration deadline
    March 21 – theme released at 8:00 a.m.
    March 22 at 8:00 a.m. – film submission due
    March 22 at 7:00 p.m. – film screening

    For information on registering your team, submission deadlines, judges and prizes, visit the CPCFSS page

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  • March 13-17: 60th Anniversary of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

    Communication, Popular Culture and Film professors Liz Clarke, Anthony Kinik and Sarah Matheson will be traveling to Seattle for the 60th anniversary of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

    The annual conference includes panels, seminars, roundtables and workshops on diverse topics that encompass game studies, podcasts, animation, reality TV, sports media, contemporary film and early cinema.

    On Thursday, March 14 Department Chair and Associate Professor Sarah Matheson will serve as Chair in a panel discussion on Transnational Ethnicities in Television

    • CHAIR Sarah Matheson, Brock University
    • Thais Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz – “Representations of Refuseniks and Soviet Jewish Emigration in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”
    • Andree Lafontaine, University of Tsukuba – “The Refracted Gazes of NHK’s Home Sweet Tokyo”
    • Richard Mwakasege-Minaya, University of Michigan – “The Cuban Exile Counterpoint: Media Activism, Conservative Latinidad, and Cold War Politics (1960–1980)”
    • Sarah Matheson, Brock University – “Transnational Media Studies and ‘Invisible TV’: Canadian Programming in the U.S.”

    On Friday, March 15

    Assistant Professor Liz Clarke will take part in a panel on Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Mediating War

    • CHAIR Giuliana Muscio, University of Padova
    • Liina-Ly Roos, University of Washington – “Future Memories of Trauma in Ingmar Bergman’s Shame”
    • Nichole Strobel, University of California, Santa Barbara – “‘Chilling Absurdity and Hideous Strength’: Branded Violence in Vice Media’s ‘The Islamic State’”
    • Liz Clarke, Brock University – “Preparedness, Propaganda, and World War I in American Film”
    • Bradley Schauer, University of Arizona –  “No Grand Thesis: Strategic Ambiguity and Peter Berg’s ‘Docbuster’ Trilogy”

    and Assistant Professor Anthony Kinik will take part in a panel on Making Music Across Genres

    • CHAIR Joy Schaefer, Grand Valley State University
    • Hannah Lewis, The University of Texas at Austin – “Cinematic Expectations and the Live Television Musical”
    • Anthony Kinik, Brock University – “Minimum and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Rockumentary Form”
    • Curtis Russell, The Graduate Center, CUNY – “Cool Heads Prevail: Pop Music in the Films and TV of Edgar Wright”
    • Krin Gabbard, Columbia University – “‘God Comes Here for the Jazz, Not for the Girls’: Jazz as Religious Signifier in Preacher”

    On Sunday, March 17, Professor Kinik will take part in the Expanding and Reconsidering the City Symphony seminar.



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  • March 8: BrockTV RenderThis Student Film Festival

    RenderThis is BrockTV’s annual student film festival featuring short (2-15 minute) films written, directed, produced and edited by Brock University and Niagara College students. Entries will be judged by a panel of professors, instructors and industry experts with $1500 in prizes up for grabs.

    Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.

    Dress code: Semi-formal

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m – Meet and greet the filmmakers: reception portion of the evening, including refreshments

    7:00 p.m. – Screening

    Following an intermission, door prizes will be awarded.

    The evening concludes with the announcement of the judges’ and audience choice awards.


    Founded in 2005 by a group of Communication and Film students, BrockTV is dedicated to providing student produced campus coverage, live sports and original content.

    BrockTV YouTube channel

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  • March 5: Reading and Talk with Award-winning Author Maureen Jennings

    The organizing committee for the third annual Marilyn Rose Lecture at Brock University is very excited to bring author Maureen Jennings to Brock on Tuesday, March 5.

    This lecture was launched in 2017 in memory of our colleague Dr. Marilyn Rose who contributed so much to research and teaching in the English, Canadian Studies, and Popular Culture programs at Brock, while also making a notable contribution to the development of Graduate Studies in her role as Dean. Marilyn had wide ranging interests and research expertise, but one of her notable areas of focus was the study of crime fiction in Canada. She collaborated with Dr. Jeannette Sloniowski (recently retired from Communication, Popular Culture and Film) on the Crime Fiction Canada Project. Marilyn helped bring the David Skene-Melvin collection of popular crime novels to Special Collections in the Brock Library, and she and Jeanette co-edited the collection ‘Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film’ (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2014). In light of Marilyn’s work in this area, we thought that Ms. Jennings’ Murdoch Mystery novels and adaptations for television would make a wonderful topic for this year’s lecture.

    Members of the Brock community and the general public are invited to attend. Ms. Jennings talk, “It’s in the Details. How to Make a Crime Story Believable,” will explore the aspects of historical research that are involved in the creation of her crime fiction series.

    The Marilyn Rose Lecture will be held March 5, 2019, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Sankey Chamber, Brock University. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome.

    The event is sponsored by Council for Research in Social Sciences; Communication, Popular Culture and Film; Canadian Studies; Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts; English; and History.

    Learn more – read the Brock News article!

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  • Tickets available: Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

    Tickets are now available for the 18th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising.

    Get them here

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  • CPCF Students – Great Internship Opportunities!

    Attention CPCF students:

    Check out these internship opportunities with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s Creative Services department

    The Open Gym (Toronto Raptors) Internship and

    Open Gym (Toronto Raptors) Intern – JR

    Raptors Today/NBATV Canada Production Internship

    Raptors Today NBAtv Canada Production Intern – JR

    Both of these run from January to April 2019 and are full-time (5 days/week) unpaid with a $150.00 weekly honorarium.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, November 16, 2018.

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  • 2018 Dobson Case Competition

    The 2018 Grant Dobson Case Competition brief has been released. Hosted by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, the competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their superior creativity and presentation skills to a panel of industry experts.

    Start putting your teams together!

    To learn more, click here

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