The Memo

A monthly review of campus events, academic reminders, and program updates for Media Studies students.

July 2019

In This Issue

Featured News

  • The BMS Welcomes Incoming Faculty Chair Christine D'Onofrio
  • JRNL 520A Registration for BMS Students


  • Work Learn Postings Open on August 6th 
  • Kite Vancouver is Hiring 

Advising Corner

  • Registration for Winter 2019 Courses
  • BMS Advising Hours
  • New Core Plus Courses Added 


  • BMS Advising Hours

Featured News

The BMS Welcomes Incoming Faculty Chair Christine D'Onofrio

The BMS would like to welcome Christine D'Onofrio as the incoming Faculty Chair for the program. Christine teaches in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, and has been a part of the BMS since its inception 5 years ago. As an artist researcher and educator, she works in analogue and digital lens based media, interactive media, printmaking, sculpture, book works, and installation. She has presented on her art and engaged teaching practice internationally, and exhibited her work extensively across Canada.

Looking forward to her role as Faculty Chair, Christine is excited to see the various ways multiple disciplines, practices, histories and theories connect as they unfold through the work and student experiences in the program.

We would like formally thank Dr. Richard Arias-Hernandez for his dedication and passion as the BMS Faculty Chair during his term this past year. Richard will still be involved in the BMS, both as a core instructor and as the team lead on the BMS Program Evaluation and Renewal (UPER) project, funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.

JRNL 520A Registration for BMS Students

The BMS Program has been working with the School of Journalism to create an alternative course code for undergraduate students to register in JRNL 520A: Decoding Social Media, a current Core Plus course open to BMS students. Until a final course code is approved, we will be using the course code ASTU 401K for any Year 4 BMS students interested in registering for JRNL 520A. 

To register in ASTU 401K, please visit the Course Schedule and register yourself for ASTU 401K WL1. Your profile will be reviewed before you are registered for ASTU 401K 001. 

Visit the Course Schedule Here



Work Learn Postings Available for Winter 2019- August 6th

If you're interested in exploring the job postings available in the UBC Work Learn program, visit their opportunities page from August 6th-20th to apply! 

To find more information about Work Learn, and how you can participate, visit the button below. 

UBC Work Learn

Kite Vancouver is hiring a Communications Director! 

Kite Vancouver is a nonprofit organization that helps students at UBC volunteer in their community. They're looking for a part time Communications Director to help manage their social media websites, build and maintain stakeholder relationships, and more. Check out the job posting on their website below.

Kite Vancouver

Advising Corner


Registration for Winter 2019 Courses

If you have completed, or are currently completing, your registration for your 2019 Winter courses, remember there will be some shifting in course availability before the add/drop deadline on September 17th. Click the button below for more registration deadlines. 

Registration Deadlines

WeWBMS Summer Advising Hours

The BMS Advisor will be available from 1-4pm for drop-in appointments on Mondays in the Wesbrook office. Or you can pre-book an appointment for time on Wednesday mornings by appointment by emailing  

Contact the Advisor Here

New Core Plus Courses Added!

We have added a number of new courses that apply towards your Core Plus requirement. Please check out the updated list at the link below, and let us know if any of these courses do not correctly appear on your Degree Navigator. 

Core Plus List

BMS Advising Hours 

Please be advised that drop-in advising will be cancelled on Monday, July 18th. There will be drop-in Advising available on Tuesday, July 19th in the Wesbrook Building, room 300, from 1-4pm to supplemental Monday's cancelled drop-in. 

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