Welcome to the School of Communication

As a leader in the field of Communication, the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University has 50 years of groundbreaking research and faculty excellence. We are proud to be one of the best communication programs in the country. We're excited for you to explore an undergraduate degree, immerse yourself in a graduate program, and get industry experience with co-op. 

Our new first-year CMNS 120: Creativity and Communication Across Media course not only looks at content creation on social media platforms but also introduces students to virtual reality. It is an exciting time to be joining our School where you will find a range of imaginative courses and a community to welcome you. 


Discover CMNS

The School of Communication offers a variety of courses with world-class faculty, allowing you not only to experience an education that aligns with your goals and interests but also lets you get the most out of your degree.

Communication studies is disctinct from English and Journalism because it takes a more dynamic and holistic view of the many ways people make and share meaning. In our courses, you will get hands-on experience using digital tools that will help you create audio, video, and online content. Our courses prepare you to succeed not only in our media-saturated everyday world but also in a career in communication and technology.

Explore our programs now!

50 Years of Critical Scholarship and Practice



Last fall, we celebrated our 50th anniversary! To mark the event, we hosted a series of events this fall that aimed to revisit and explore a range of critical scholarship and practice that has been a characteristic of the School since its beginning in 1973. Curated around the theme Communication as Critique, our 50th anniversary celebration highlighted the work of our past, present, and future world-class faculty and students and will engaged in dialogue about the future of critical work in Communication and Media Studies. Learn more here.


Speakers' Series

Alumni Celebration 

Research Symposium 

Digital Timeline

    Discover the Heart of CMNS

      Student, Faculty, and Alumni Stories