Faculty of Communication, Art + Technology

The Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology houses schools and programs advancing the practice and scholarly study of the intersection of culture and technology, precisely where some of the most important and exciting developments are to be found.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • Anthony is focusing on Digital Health Technologies (DHTs) at the centre of delivering health interventions moving into the mid 21st century. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Andrea Del Rio is a recipient of the 2017 Pat Hibbits Scholarship Award.

  • Shawn Deng is an international student from China in the Master of Digital Media program.

  • Matthew is a Digital Media Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research ranges from video games to virtual reality simulations. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Erin is a Publishing Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology researching on zines and the zine community of the west coast of Canada as a publishing counterculture.(BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Robert is a poet, artist, and curator who works with Jewish histories as a medium for a context and site-dependent practice.

  • Israt is a Contemporary Arts master’s student researching culture, performance, gender, and the less discussed issues in society. (Graduate Fellowship Award & Entry Scholarship)

  • Jean is a Contemporary Arts master's student creating electroacoustic music and researching the broader historical relationship between science and music, through the lens of philosophy. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Reese Muntean in Interactive Arts and Technology studied the use of 360° video and drone documentation in cultural safeguarding practices in Thailand.

  • Mirjana Prpa is a changemaker and a PhD student at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

  • Stan is an Interactive Arts and Technology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research revolves around the understanding that the data used in real-world decisions is messy, incomplete, and requires an exploration of alternative interpretations. (Andrew Wade Mem Scholarship; Van Pykstra Graduate Scholarship; Presidents PhD Scholarship; SFU Big Data Graduate Scholarship)

  • Chelsea is exploring technology that allows social relationship over the Internet. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Eneas is a master's student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

  • Tylar is an Interactive arts & Technology PhD student researching visual anthropology, media archaeology, and how humans interface with technology to create new realities. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Denise researches and creates design guidelines for VR to help enhance people's well-being.

  • Matthew is working on expanding the shape that art can take and reinventing the relationship that people have to art and artists in the world. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Lakshmi is a School of Interactive Arts & Technology Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology researching on how visual analytics methods may serve to help people recognize patterns from large sets of collected data and reflect on their wellbeing and health-related behaviors. (Fraser Health Graduate Scholarship)

  • Katerina is a School of Interactive Arts and Technology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research explores how the immersive powers of modern technology can be leveraged to help people become more connected with themselves, each other and the world around them. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Pinyao is an Interactive Arts & Technology Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology leveraging Virtual Reality technology to foster human connection and positive emotions. (Mitacs Globalink Fellowship)

  • Belen is a School of Communication Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research collaborates with women who have migrated from rural parts of Ecuador to Quito, the country's capital city, and which local community media gather and share alternative experiences of wellbeing in the context of internal migration, and to collectively consider their relation to structural factors shaping women's health. (Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship)

  • Anil is a postdoctoral fellow interested on human-computer interaction and virtual and augmented reality.

  • Shawn is a User Experience Designer with a Master's in Digital Media. Building impactful digital solutions that solve real-world problems, drive business values, connect and resonate with people.

  • Simranjot is a master's student who is specialized in core user-centered research, interaction design, user experience and interface programming skills.

  • Anthony is studying politics on the internet. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Lauren is a communication master's student who wants to bridge Indigenous perspectives within soundscape research and methodology to consider how such techniques are controlling via surveillant practices and mediated listening. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Nawal aims to equip students with the ability to apply theories, methods, and practical skills in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

  • Stacey looks at how gender and sexuality are communicated through audio media such as radio and podcasting.

  • Dr. MacAulay examined how new technologies affect gay men's communities and their HIV prevention needs.

  • Thomas is a master's student interested in political communication, online participatory cultures, and film and online media studies. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Dr. Chen is a PhD graduate from the School of Communication in the Faculty of Communication, Art + Technology.

  • Carina is studying social network "thinking" from a perspective that engages both technical and social sciences. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Devan is a Global Communication master’s student researching hospitality and COVID-19.

  • Dr. Ayaka's dissertation looks at the "memoryscapes" of the sex trade in Japan's Koganecho district in the 2000s.

  • Anthony is a Communications Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology studying computation, computing, computers, and the worlds that surround them (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Pearl is a Master's in Publishing student in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology.

  • Shaleeta is a Master's in Publishing student working to find ways to support the publishing industry. Graduate Fellowship Scholarship)

  • Emily is a Contemporary Art Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on arts integration as a foundation for social justice and decolonization in early education, with a focus on music and musical storytelling as a pedagogical tool for teaching and learning. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Doaa is a School of Contemporary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences exploring race and female agency in contemporary horror films, and dance as a movement to reclaim cultural identity and dismantle white supremacy within marginalized groups. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Mar is a Contemporary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences trying to explain environmental urban issues through the sounding creative process. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Naghmi's research revolves around interfaces and tools enabling designers for creative problem solving.

  • Mayra has obtained a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction (HCI), a sub-area of computer science.

  • Yasamin is a UX researcher with an engineering and computer science background. She is eager to improve people’s lives by using technology and creating new designs.

  • Catherine is a Communication Master's Student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research focuses on the ways that finance has become a key part of everyday life. (SSHRC-CGS Master's Scholarship)

  • Dr. Blake's research examines the development of ‘diversity’ as a policy objective in national and international policy debates.

  • Silas is exploring the realm of sound from deaf people and how they transform sounds through the medium of photography into images. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Katie is a master's student researching the role of media in contemporary politics. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alexandra is studying the social and political role of contemporary art in transition societies. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Mozhdeh is a Master's student focusing on political cinema, violence & cinema, and cinema & reality. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Mark is a Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose research hopes to combine a thorough critique of how labour is used in North American prisons with an exploration of better solutions focused on rehabilitation first and foremost. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Homa is a Fine Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology learning new practices of making art. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

Entrance Awards

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School of Communication

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Communication MA Regular Thesis; Project; Extended Essay or Project -
Communication PhD Regular Thesis -
Global Communication Double Degree MA Specialty Extended Essay Internship
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School of Contemporary Arts

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Contemporary Arts MA Regular Extended Essay or Project
Fine Arts MFA Regular Project
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Digital Media Program

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Master's of Digital Media MDM Specialty Extended Essay or Project Internship
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School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Interactive Arts and Technology MA Regular Thesis
Interactive Arts and Technology MSc Regular Thesis
Interactive Arts and Technology PhD Regular Thesis
Visual Analytics Certificate Specialty Course Work
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Publishing Program

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Publishing MPub Specialty Project
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