Message from the Director

School of Communication Director Dr. Zoë Druick

The School of Communication has been a vibrant part of the Simon Fraser University community for nearly 5 decades. What began as a 1970s experiment in interdisciplinarity has grown into an innovative and renowned unit – one of the largest at SFU – grappling with the most pressing issues of our time. We have developed into a cutting-edge research and teaching department, with leading international faculty and 11,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni making their mark in a variety of fields.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer students a diverse and exciting array of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of media, technology, and culture, including political economy, science and technology studies, and critical cultural studies. Our expertise covers global communication, data studies, critical race studies, feminist media and technology studies, game studies, labour studies, popular culture, and media publics. Our research groups – including the Digital Democracies Institute, the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab, the GeNA lab and the Sonic Research Studio – maintain our status as a major knowledge-creation hub. Our award-winning faculty aim to inspire and challenge our students and to make their journeys of intellectual, community, and professional development at SFU meaningful and memorable.

Whatever your interest in the field of Communication Studies, I invite you to find out more here about our faculty & students, our programs and our activities.