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  • Opportunity for recent grads: Ontario Internship Program

    Join a supportive, diverse and inclusive community with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) – Ontario Internship Program (OIP).

    The Ontario Internship Program offers a paid one-year internship to recent post-secondary graduates. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain experience, develop skills, and build a network in an organization that has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019).

    Online applications will be accepted from January 6, 2020 until 11:59 a.m. on January 22, 2020. Placements begin in July 2020.

    For more information, visit www.internship.gov.on.ca

    Informational flyers:

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  • Summer 2020: International Internship Opportunity

    There is an exciting international internship opportunity for CPCF students in Czech Republic. Masaryk University is offering a summer internship course worth 0.5 credits in a variety of fields relating to Media/Business Communication.

    Students will gain 200 hours of work experience in a local business in Brno (unpaid) and have the opportunity to travel within the Czech Republic and surrounding countries as well. More information about the opportunity can be found here: https://czs.muni.cz/en/student-from-abroad/summer-schools/social-sciences/communication-internship

    Internal applications are due February 1 and students can apply through Brock International’s online application: https://brocku.ca/international/mobility/summer/requirements/

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  • Nov. 29: CPCFSS Charity Event

    Get crafty for a great cause! Join the Communication, Popular Culture and Film Student Society (CPCFSS) this Friday in Skybar Lounge in Isaac’s for a holiday crafting charity event. All crafts will be donated to kids staying in local hospitals over the holidays and raffle proceeds will go to Crafting for a Cure (CFC).

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  • Tickets available: 19th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

    Tickets available here

    Learn more about this event and the Dobson Case Competition here

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  • Nov. 8 + 9: Two Days of Canada Conference

    Register here

    Two Days of Canada Organizing Committee, including (l-r) Elaine Aldridge-Low, Peter Lester, Marian Bredin, and Anthony Kinik. Not shown are Brian de Ruiter and Sarah Matheson. 

    Learn more about this event and download the conference programme here

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  • 2019 Dobson Case Competition

    The 2019 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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  • Toronto Blue Jays Sign Media & Communications Student, Alex Nolan

    The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Brock Badgers starting pitcher Alex Nolan.

    Nolan recently completed his third year in Media and Communications at Brock and becomes the third Badgers baseball player to be signed by an MLB club after Jamaal Joseph in 2004 and Shaun Valeriote in 2012.

    Last season, the pitcher posted a stellar 11.72 strikeouts per nine innings. He had a 1.78 earned run average and 1.05 walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) in 35.3 innings and walked only eight batters.

    “Alex has made the program proud. He’s is the product of the culture that we have been building at Brock,” said head coach Marc LePage, who took over the program in 2016. “He’s been special for us and has turned things around. He’s a guy that works from dawn till dusk.”

    Badgers pitching coach Fabio Del Rio has witnessed Nolan’s development first-hand. “Alex has worked really hard for this,” said Del Rio. “We have seen him evolve tremendously during his time at Brock.”

    Nolan’s fastball touches 93 miles per hour, but that’s not what sets him apart.

    “Alex has outstanding command of all of his pitches and has special off-speed techniques with a dynamic changeup, splitter and curveball,” added Del Rio.

    Continuously working on refining his craft, Nolan has been pitching in the Northwoods League for the Kalamazoo Growlers this summer, where he has tossed 13 strikeouts in 11 innings.

    With the Blue Jays set to assign Nolan to one of their minor league affiliates on Saturday, he won’t be eligible to return to the Badgers roster under Ontario University Athletics rules.


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  • Professor Jennifer Good’s piece for The Conversation

    Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Jennifer Good wrote a piece published Monday, June 10 in The Conversation about how media literacy should become a fundamental component of education through all levels of schooling.

    Good writes:

    From fictitious organizations posting polarizing messages on Facebook to robustly researched news stories being labelled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media are clear. 

    And yet what is most concerning is not that fictitious stories are being shared as “real” and well-researched stories are labelled “fake.” Rather, the biggest problem is the lack of stories about how to thoughtfully address the situation not only through media regulation but also through education.

    By focusing on media challenges one at a time as they arise, an opportunity is being missed to address the media’s messages and power systemically. Instead, in something akin to a “whack-a-mole” game, problems with social media are treated as isolated issues that keep popping up.

    Continue reading the full article here.

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  • Students Take Top Honours in Regional Leadership Competition

    Though it was Brock’s first time entering the CLC, the six-member team won the regional competition and later found out they placed 16th overall in a pool of 58 teams when the results for all of North America were released on Thursday, April 25.

    The CLC aims to provide students with real-world leadership skills while also teaching them to work collaboratively with others.

    Starting in January, the team, comprised of students from several Brock Faculties, practised weekly to prepare for six 45-minute challenges designed to test the abilities of each team member to lead designated tasks and follow processes learned in the previous months.

    This year activities included setting up 400 dominos, completing a series of puzzles, silently arranging 100 numbered cards and wagering points before making split-second decisions on questions about the terms and concepts the team had reviewed during their late-night practice sessions.

    Coach Amber Scholtens, Manager of Student Leadership and Engagement, said the months of effort the team put in were apparent during the competition. “There were times when my heart was in my throat, and I was not even competing,” she said. “But our team remembered to stay calm and follow the example of each student as they took their turn to lead an activity.”

    To learn more about Brock’s CLC team, visit the Student Life and Community Experience website.

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  • Media & Communications Student Receives 2019 Aboriginal Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Nick Printup who was recently named a recipient of Brock’s Aboriginal Student Services 2019 Aboriginal Achievement Award, along with Lyn Trudeau.

    Printup is Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe and is about to complete his first year in Media and Communications studies. He’s a transfer student from Niagara College who has already established himself as a published author and accomplished filmmaker who specializes in telling important stories of Indigenous peoples.

    “He is very engaged in the community,” said Sandra Wong, Aboriginal Academic Support Co-ordinator. “This is his first year, but he has already made an impact here. We typically don’t hire our first-year students, but he’s so familiar with the culture and does teachings for our students. He’s very deserving of the award.”

    Printup said he takes his role as an Indigenous storyteller seriously.

    “For so long, Indigenous content has not been produced by Indigenous people,” he said. “I’d like to work in mainstream media, but we’re put into a predicament where we have the ability to tell our own stories so we should be doing that. There’s a void that needs to be filled.”

    Wong said the Aboriginal Achievement Awards give staff in the Aboriginal Student Services department an “overwhelming sense of pride.”

    “Seeing how these students develop in the growth of their knowledge, we probably learn more from them than they learn from us,” she said.

    Read the full Brock News story here

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