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Communication and New Media MA Program: Class of 2019

Tala Al-Ramahi, “Can You Hear Me: A Case Study of Palestinian Voices in Canadian Mainstream MediaSupervisor: Dr. Faiza Hirji; Second Reader: Dr. Sara Bannerman

Emmanuel Appiah, “Not a Moment, A Movement, Again: A Critical Analysis of Black Television in the Post-Network Era”
Supervisor: Dr. Sara Bannerman; Second Reader: Dr. Faiza Hirji

Liam Floyd, “‘We Want to Love Her But She Makes It Impossible’: A Textual Analysis of LGBTQ Representation and Use of Humour in Queer Television Comedies Please Like Me and Will & Grace
Supervisor: Dr. Christine Quail; Second Reader: Dr. Christina Baade

Alejandro Franco Briones, “TIMENOT: A Computational Notation for Time-Oriented Live Coding”
Supervisor: Dr. David Ogborn; Second Reader: Dr. Christina Baade

Nicholas Hoskin, “From LAN to Esports: A Brief Overview of Competitive Gaming and the Transition to Power in a Streaming Society”
Supervisor: Dr. Philip Savage; Second Reader: Dr. Andrew Mactavish

Nic Lazzarato, “aMAZEment – Navigating the Jungle of Media Literacy: A Virtual Reality Game to Teach Social Media Strategies”
Supervisor: Dr. Christine Quail; Second Reader, Dr. Paula Gardner

Lin, Theresa
, “Changing Attitudes with a Wordless Visual Narrative Strategy – The Case of Homosexuality in Taiwan”
Supervisor: Dr. Paula Gardner; Second Reader: Liss Platt

Timon Moolman, “Independent Musicians in a Neoliberal Society: An Auto-Ethnographic Examination of Industry, Labour and Success”
Supervisor: Dr. Christina Baade; Second Reader: Dr. Sara Bannerman

Joey Ness, “Gamic E-Health Initiatives Meet Cancer: Theory, Practice and Design”
Supervisor: Dr. Sara Bannerman; Second Reader: Dr. Terry Flynn

Gil Niessen, “Selling Out-ness: A Semiotic and Critical Discourse Analysis of Advertising in IN MAGAZINE”
Supervisor: Dr. Paula Gardner; Second Reader: Dr. Christine Quail

Bud Roach, “Aiming for Authenticity: Video Representation of Historically Informed Performance”
Supervisor: Dr. David Ogborn; Second Reader: Dr. Chris Myhr

Victoria Throckmorton
, “The Force Against Hegemony: Representation of Masculinities in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”
Supervisor: Dr. Faiza Hirji; Second Reader: Dr. Christine Quail

Sumi Voora, “Does the Subject Matter, Matter?: An Examination of the Perceived Value of Learning Management Systems by Subject Matter”
Supervisor: Dr. Philip Savage; Second Reader: Dr. Terry Flynn

Communication and New Media MA Program: Class of 2018

Naira Ahmed, “Defining Islamic Branding: Through the Lens of Canadian Muslim Millennials”

Naeema Bawa, “MUSLIM WOMEN TOO: DEBATING FEMINISM, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND ISLAM IN #METOO AND #MOSQUEMETOO”

Jamie Beverley, “PRECIPITATE: Distributed Machine Listening for Participatory Weather Resonification”

Johanna Coutinho, “Examining Media Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in the Shafia Trial Case::A Content Analysis Study”

Marcio Goncalves, “Cinematic Virtual Reality and Film Editing: A Research-Creation Experiment” 

Morgan Hanson, “Black Lives Matter in Canada: The Influence and Effect of the Black Lives Matter Movement on Young Black Canadians

Shuang Jiao, “Traditional Chinese Religions and Their Contemporary Environmental Impacts”

Ruth Massey, “THE SPARE HILL MYSTERY Podcast: A Gothic Horror Podcast”

Marina Monahar, “Remember Death:Reflections on Memento Mori”    

Tristan McGuirk,Princess of Pop, Queen of the Gays: Britney Spears and Gay Male Diva Worship Online”  

Stephanie Pereira, “The Valorization of Digital Labour: Discourses of Beauty and the Self-Brand in the Instafamous’”

Charnjot Shokar, “With Love and Courage: Inclusivity in Canadian Political Discourse”

Rory Warnock, “From Celestial Jukebox to Digital Prosthetic”

Communication and New Media MA Program: Class of 2017

Osman Ahmed, “50 Years of Protesting Black Athletes: A Comparative Analysis of News Stories Regarding Colin Kaepernick and Muhammad Ali”

Kayleigh Bateman, “The Role of Social Media within Organizations to Develop Stronger Two-Way Symmetrical Communications”

Mike Beattie, “How to Build a Better News Aggregator”

Nina Cammalleri, “Mis(sed) Communication: An Analysis of Ontario Postsecondary Sexual Assault Policies”

Brittany Green, “Online Public Consultations and Policymaking: Analyzing the CRTS’s Let’s Talk TV (2013) Consultations”  

Jade Lalonde, “The Creative Testimonies: A Conversation with Young Toronto Creative Workers” 

Montana McMurtry, “Rape Fantasy: Art, Violent Porn and Feminism”

Ian Miculan, “Metal Revived: Encouraging Audience Building and Engagement with Reflexivity and Transmedia”

Luis Navarro Del Angel, “Cacharpo: Co-Performing Cumbia Sonidera with Deep Abstractions”

Paula Pimentel Daidone, “Beyond a Blue Ocean: Representation of Sex Work in Brazilian Television Through an In-Depth Analysis of O Negócio”

Carly Thackray, “Performers and Broadcasting Corporations Use the Eurovision Song Contest to Make Political Statements: Case Studies of Georgia in 2009 and Finland in 2013”

Kim Tindale, “Across the Table: ”A Conversation about Food and Culture”

Whitney Thompson, “Project Indigo”

Coralie Zaza, “Intersectional is the Key Word: Analysis of the Women’s March on Washington as a Successful March and a Potential Social Movement”