The Memo

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

November 2019

In This Issue

Featured News

  • Student Profile: Merissa Victor 
  • Introducing Beacon: UBC Journal of Media Studies 

Featured Events

  • CENES Film Series: Coming Out - Nov. 18th
  • Concert at the Belkin: Spill - Nov. 27th
  • Canned Foreign Multimedia Exhibition - November 15th - December 3rd 

Featured Course

  • DMED 500: Foundations of Digital Media 


  • The Global Pathfinder Award
  • Go Global Applications Due 
  • Asian Pacific Youth Council Invites Short Film Submissions 

Advising Corner

  • BMS Advising Holiday Hours 
  • Apply for Go Global Core Plus Courses! 
  • 2019 Exam Schedule Released

Featured News

Student Profile: Merissa Victor 

Fourth year BMS student Merissa Victor shares how Media Studies heightened and supported her many creative endeavors in socially engaging filmmaking. Read about Merissa's academic journey at the link below!

Student Profile: Merissa Victor


Beacon: UBC Journal of Media Studies  

We are so excited to announce the creation of Beacon: UBC Journal of Media Studies!

Beacon will be the first student-led undergraduate, peer & faculty reviewed online multimedia journal in Canada about Media Studies. It aims to showcase the most ambitious & outstanding works of current UBC Media Studies students and push boundaries in new media and communications studies! 

To learn more about the journal, how you can join the team, and when you can submit your works, click below! 

More Information

Featured Events

Canned Foreign Multimedia Exhibition
Nov. 15 - Dec 3 @ The Hatch Gallery

Canned Foreign is a multimedia exhibition that features the work of four half-Japanese artists, responding to themes of identity, diaspora, queerness, and cultural heritage through their own subjective experiences.

Event page

CENES Film Series: Coming Out
Monday, Nov.18, 5pm @
Buchanan Tower 997

The Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European (CENES) is hosting a 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall German Film Series. They will be showcasing the film Coming Out (1989, dir. Heiner Carow).

Event Page

Concert at the Belkin: Spill
Wed Nov. 27, 2pm @
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Inspired by the exhibition Spill,
UBC Contemporary Players will be back to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert. Led by director Paolo Bortolussi, this student ensemble from UBC School of Music will animate the Gallery for an afternoon program exploring our relationship to continental waters, their impaired movement, contamination and political rights.

Event Page



The Global Pathfinder Award 

Go Global is excited to announce the new Global Pathfinder Award! 

Go Global will be granting $2000 (summer programs) and $5000 (term based exchanges) awards to off-set travel and study costs for Go Global programs, to make studying abroad more accessible.

The application deadline is November 15th @ 4pm, so go to the link below to apply! 

Apply Now


Applications for Go Global are due December 17 


If you are interested in participating in the Go Global Study Abroad program, applications are due on December 17th for Term 1, Term 2, and full year exchanges in 2020W.


For information on how to apply, visit the link below.


Apply Now


Asian Pacific Youth Council Invites Short Film Submissions 

If you've created short (max. 30 min) films that pertain to any area or people of Asia, or if you are a filmmaker of Asian heritage, the Asian Youth Pacific Council invites you to submit your film! Selected films will be screened and the filmmaker will be provided a $100 honorarium and invited to talk about their work at a public event. 

To apply, fill out the submission application below and email Chandima Silva with your abstract by November 17th. 

Application Form

Featured Course


DMED 500: Foundations of Digital Media 

There are still spots available for BMS Year 4 students interested in registering for the DMED 500 course in Term 2, offered to BMS students on the UBC campus by the Centre for Digital Media. The course outcomes include exploration of and a critical perspective on digital media, which will act as a common basis for all subsequent discussion and collaboration between students with artistic, technical or interdisciplinary backgrounds.

If you are a 4th year BMS student, and your interested in registering for DMED 500, please email

Visit the Course Schedule Here

Advising Corner


BMS Advising Holiday Hours

For the remainder of the term, BMS Advising hours will be on Mondays, with pre-booked appointments available between 10am-12pm, and drop in appointmetns from 1-4pm. If you would like to book an appointment, please email

*Please also note that advising will be closed for the winter holidays from December 24th - January 2nd, 2020.

Contact the Advisor Here

Apply for Go Global Core Plus Courses!

If you would like to have Go Global transfer credits considered to fulfill the Core Plus requirement, they must be submitted before your exchange term. Any courses submitted after an exchange term will not be considered to fulfill the Core Plus requirement.

Core Plus List

2019 Exam Schedule Now Available

The December 2019 final exam schedule has been posted. The schedule is searchable by course! 

The final day of classes for 2019W Term 1 is Friday, November 29th. Please take into account your exam schedule when making holiday travel plans. To see the exam schedule, click on the link below. 

Exam Schedule

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