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Technology & Society
The evolution of technology and way that it interacts with and shapes our society is a core part of all programs in our faculty. Our School of Communication’s Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) is at the forefront of technology policies, while degree programs in the school equip students with the critical thinking to evaluate the way that communication technologies shape our lives. Students in our School for the Contemporary Arts and School of Interactive Arts and Technology also engage deeply with these topics, while courses in the Publishing Minor program examine the way technology is changing books and periodicals.
School of Communication
A major in communication provides students with a foundation in critical thinking, reading, analysis and production in the field of communication that allows them to study the cultures, histories, technologies, and ideologies of the media and communication infrastructures in our society to inform and shape how we experience technology and how we interact as a society.
Master of Digital Media
Located at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, this program is at the intersection of art, design, business and engineering. Students gain skills in user experience design, software development, project management, and interactive storytelling that applies to any industry where digital content is used.
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Both the BA and BSc programs of SIAT offer an opportunity to work with technology and learn how it impacts and shapes our society. While learning media and digital arts, user experience theory, and design, students build a portfolio of their work through collaborating with their peers and instructors.
Technology & Society Stories
First annual Demo Day at the Centre for Digital Media saw grad students mingle with alumni startups March 08, 2019
On February 26, FCAT grad students and alumni startups came together for the first annual Alumni...
Semester in Alternate Realities students teach people to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes March 04, 2019
By Anne Hainsworth While the gaming industry and commercial media compete to make virtual reality a...
SFU students use virtual reality to address real-world problems April 28, 2019
By Tessa Perkins Deneault SFU’s ground-breaking, interdisciplinary Semester in Alternate Realities...