Events

  • 2022 Grant Dobson Case Competition – Open!

    Winners of this competition are recognized by fellow students and industry professionals as possessing superior creativity, and demonstrating excellent presentation skills.

    Start putting your teams together!

    To learn more click here.

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  • Oct. 22 – Essential Cinema Series at The Film House

    NEW this year!

    ESSENTIAL CINEMA
    Presented by The Film House in collaboration with the Brock University Communication, Popular Culture, and Film Student Society (CPCFSS), Essential Cinema brings student-lead programming to the Niagara Region. The Essential Cinema program has allowed Brock University students the opportunity to compile their list of must-see movies. These are films that fall across many genres, time periods, and cultures, but have one thing in common — they should be seen at least once in our lives. Every month, two films from this curated list will be screened at The Film House in downtown St. Catharines, and will be preceded with a short presentation by the student programmers.

    October features:
    An American Werewolf in London
    Sat., Oct. 22, 2022 6:00 p.m

    Scream
    Sat., Oct. 22, 2022 9:00 p.m.

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  • August 24 – 27: Mighty Niagara Film Festival

    The 2022 edition of the Mighty Niagara Film Festival (MNFF) is upon us, and this year one of the featured artists and honoured guests will be St. Catharines’ own Richard Kerr, a filmmaker and installation artist who first studied filmmaking at Sheridan College in the 1970s, and whose filmography dates back to 1976.

    Kerr began as a documentary filmmaker working in the observational style, but over time his work became more narrative-based, and eventually highly experimental – quite literally so: many of Kerr’s projects involve experiments with the materiality of film’s technologies.

    Kerr’s The Demi-Monde is a media installation that will screen nightly during the duration of the MNFF, August 24-27, beginning at sunset at the old Towne Cinema in downtown St. Catharines (280 St. Paul Street).

    This will be followed by two screenings of Kerr’s work – one focusing on early works like Canal (1981) – which deals with Kerr’s memories of his childhood along the Welland Canal – and one focusing on Kerr’s most recent film, Field Trip (2022).

    Part One of this retrospective will take place Friday the 26th of August at the RiverBrink Art Museum (116 Queenston St, Queenston, ON L0S 1L0), beginning at 7:00 pm.

    Part Two of this retrospective will take place Saturday the 27th of August at the Film House (250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2) at 4:00 pm, with a Q & A hosted by Anthony Kinik, Associate Professor, Film Studies to follow at Mahtay Café, across the street, immediately following the screening.

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  • August 16: Author Talk with Emily West

    Author Talk – Emily West

    Tuesday, August 16
    2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Join us as we welcome Emily West to discuss her book, Buy Now: How Amazon Branded Convenience and Normalized Monopoly.

    Dr. Emily West is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research on digital platforms, consumer culture, and media appear in multiple academic journals and books, and she is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture (2013). After growing up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Emily West attended McMaster University and earned her PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Signed copies will be available for $30 cash.

    To learn more and register click here.

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  • Documentary filmmaker Courtney Montour to speak at upcoming virtual event

    Courtney Montour, award-winning Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) filmmaker from Kahnawake, will discuss her documentary film, Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again, at a special online event.

    On Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m., the Brock University community is invited to join in on a virtual conversation with writer and director Montour, whose documentary tells the story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge the sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in the Indian Act and became a key figure in the women’s rights movement in Canada.

    Montour’s previous films include the documentaries Sex Spirit Strength and Flat Rocks, as well as episodes of the documentary series Mohawk Ironworkers and Skindigenous. She also co-created and co-ordinated McGill University’s Indigenous Field Studies course, held in Kahnawake, for eight years.

    Registrants for the free event will receive online viewing access to Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again five days prior to next Tuesday’s virtual conversation.

    American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities Dean’s Discretionary Fund, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film, the Department of History, Indigenous Studies, the Centre for Canadian Studies, the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement.

    The co-sponsors are grateful to Donna Cowan of the National Film Board for her assistance.

    What: A Virtual Conversation With Courtney Montour
    When: Tuesday, March 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. online
    How: Register online to gain access to this virtual event

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  • March 12 – Connect Networking Event

    The annual Connect Networking Event is happening virtually this year on Friday, March 12 from 4:30-5:30pm on Microsoft Teams. Guest speakers will participate in a facilitated Q&A panel discussion about small businesses in Niagara adapting to the restrictions and economic challenges influenced by the pandemic.

    Make sure to register by March 5th to receive the Teams event link.

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  • Nov. 19: 20th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

    Join us for the

    20TH ANNUAL TERRY O’MALLEY LECTURE IN MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

    Thursday, November 19 at 6pm
    Lifesize link

    Looking back, to see the future
    What the biggest marketing, media and advertising stories of 2020 can tell us about 2021 and beyond.

    As editors of The Message, Chris Powell and David Brown spend every working hour (and many non-working hours) tracking and reporting on the most newsworthy marketing, media and advertising stories from Canada and around the world.

    In this fast-paced presentation, they will review some of the key stories from the past year, which they think are important signals for where the industry is going.

    David Brown joined Marketing magazine in 2005. As news editor, he had a front row seat for the digital transformation of the industry—there for the first Marketing stories about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He was eventually promoted to executive editor, responsible for all day-to-day editorial output for the magazine. David left Marketing in late 2014 to explore the fast-growing world of content marketing, while remaining a regular columnist and contributor until its closure in late 2016. He co-founded The Message in 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Chris Powell has been covering Canadian media, marketing and advertising since first joining Marketing magazine in 2001. He witnessed digital’s transformative effect on the legacy advertising industry first-hand, and has spent the past two decades covering the “new” ad world. His work has also appeared in Maclean’sCanadian Business and The Globe and Mail. He co-founded The Message in 2018.

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  • 2020 Dobson Case Competition

    Start putting your teams together!

    To learn more click here

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  • March 5: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion of Perdita, or The Winter’s Tale

    Poster

    This event is part of Brock University’s Department of History Speakers Series. The panel – featuring Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Associate Professor, Anthony Kinik – will discuss the ins and outs of adapting Shakespeare, this production’s David Bowie soundtrack, and Cold War politics and popular culture.

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  • Feb. 25: CPCF Research Forum

    Another research forum will be held on March 10. Speakers will be announced shortly.

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