CMNS 50 Interactive Digital Timeline

Expected launch date: August 15, 2023

As part of the School’s 50th Anniversary celebration this year, we are launching an interactive timeline that maps major events, developments, and people in the history of our School. We aim to develop a digital archive of materials (images, media stories, videos, etc.) for designing the timeline over the summer for an official launch in mid-August. The timeline will be featured at our Fall Speakers’ Series and Fall Symposium.

Right now, we’re putting out a call for action! Please send us recommendations, materials, and media links for resources you think are key in celebrating the history of the School of Communication. Working from the list below, we ask that you send us your photos, videos, and other media (including links), as well as stories and other resources that are suitable to the list.

Please send all correspondence to by June 26, 2023.

We are looking for:

  • Major Events in the School's history, including conferences, anniversaries, key symposia, ...
  • Major Awards, including CRCs, Canada150 Chair, etc.
  • Major Milestones, including, a new location for the School, arrival at SFU Harbour Centre
  • Key research or scholarly milestones, including major books originating in the School
  • Key developments in the Indigenization of the School
  • Launch of key institutes and labs originating in the School
  • New programs, including changes in our PhD and MA program, the introduction of the GCMA program, the new MA stream, key Minors (i.e., the Dialogue minor), field schools, etc.
  • Major international initiatives
  • Visiting scholars of note (i.e., Russel Jacoby)

Thank you! Please reach out if you have any questions!