Below are upcoming events as well as announcements that may be of interest. (A bulletin will be sent out each week with upcoming events and announcements.) Departmental events are also posted on our website.


July 17, 2019 – Introduction to cuPortfolio (for Instructors)

Join the Educational Development Centre (EDC) on Wednesday, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for your introduction to Carleton’s electronic portfolio technology, cuPortfolio. This session will provide an overview of ePortfolios, review how they can be used to deepen and enrich learning and assessment, and provide a hands-on introduction to cuPortfolio. During the hands-on portion of the session, you’ll learn the basics of cuPortfolio, such as how to create a portfolio, how to design a portfolio template, and how to use the features available in the tool to help assess ePortfolios. Please register in advance here.


New Fall 2019 JOUR course open to non-Journalism majors

The School of Journalism and Communication’s Journalism program is running a seminar course called JOUR 3400 (Selected Topics in Journalism): Gender, Identity and Inequality.

It is open to non-journalism students in the fall term.

As well as being informative and eye-opening, it will fulfill 0.5 credit of the B.A. Breadth Requirement. More details can be found on the attached flyer.

Call For Papers

The American Society for Environmental History will hold its 2020 annual meeting in Ottawa, 25-29 March.  The conference theme is “Reparative Environmental History.”  We warmly encourage panel and paper submissions from Ottawa-area Africanists.

The call for papers and submission instructions are available here:

The deadline is 12 July. For further information, please contact the program chair at

Register Your Course for the Fall Incentive Program

Professors are encouraged to register their courses for the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) Incentive Program. The program enables students to earn a small portion of their final grade by attending 50-minute learning strategies and academic writing workshops designed to help them become more effective academic learners. Grade allocation and the number of workshops required for each course is left to the discretion of the professor. Further information about the Incentive Program can be found here and professors can register by submitting a CSAS Faculty Request form.

Potential Electives Courses

Communication and Media is offering Introduction to COMM Studies course for non-majors. Formally, COMS 1000, COMS 1001 and 1002 are now first year (0.5cr) courses.

We are offering a section C for both of the courses below, to all students outside of the BCOMS Major/Minor.


COMS 1001 [0.5 credit] (Section C Only)

Foundations in Communication and Media Studies

An exploration of past and present media, patterns of change, and key approaches to their study.

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

Precludes additional credit for COMS 1000, COMM 1101.

Lecture and discussion groups.


COMS 1002 [0.5 credit] (Section C Only)

Current Issues in Communication and Media

An exploration of communication and media in relation to contemporary political, technological and cultural issues, with a focus on Canada.

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

Precludes additional credit for COMS 1000, COMM 1101.

Lecture and discussion groups

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