The Memo

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

March 2020

In This Issue

Featured News

  • UBC Transitions to Online Classes 
  • Student Profile: Emily Fuchs 
  • Full House at Penelope Umbrico Artist Talk Event 
  • Beacon: Journal of Media Studies Publication 


  • Videographer & Communications Assistant with UBC BMS - March 23 
  • Social Media Volunteer with Canadian Conference on Medical Education - April 2020 
  • WeCause Organization - Ongoing 

Advising Corner

  •  Summer 2020 Courses from UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies 

Featured News

UBC Transitions to Online Courses 

Effective Monday March 16,  UBC classes will transition to online for the remainder of the term. UBC’s campuses will remain open and all university operations will continue as normal, as we transition.

Please visit the link below to read more. 


More Information 


Full House at Penelope Umbrico Artist Talk 

We had a wonderful Artist Talk by multimedia artist Penelope Umbrico in March!

It was great seeing so many students come out to hear all about Penelope's multi-disciplinary photo-based works, and also have a chance to chat with Penelope about their own works.⁣ Please click the link below to see  more pictures from the event. 


Event Recap

Student Profile: Emily Fuchs

Fifth year student Emily Fuchs describes how her BMS degree led to many valuable work experiences that would help shape her career path.

Read alll about Emily's BMS story by clicking the link below to view the complete profile!


Student Profile: Emily Fuchs

Beacon: Journal of Media Studies Publication  

Mark your calendars! The student-run journal has been working hard to publish the first issue of Beacon. 

While the in-person publication event will unfortunately be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Beacon will still be doing a virutal launch on April 3. Please follow them at the link below to stay-up-to-date with the latest updates. They are excited to showcase the inaugural issue's student works.  

Beacon: Instagram Profile



Videographer & Communications Assistant with UBC BMS
Deadline: March 23, 2020 

We are hiring a Videographer & Communications Assistant⁣
through the UBC Work Learn Program for the BMS program for this Summer 2020!⁣

To find the details for the position, please visit CareersOnline by visiting the link below and search the Job ID 876789.⁣

We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible! ⁣

Apply Here 

Social Media Volunteer with Canadian Conference on Medical Education 
Deadline: Ongoing till April 2020

The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) is looking for volunteers who will take a journalistic approach to covering conference events and infuse their Twitter channel with creative content during the conference - now moved to a digital online conference. 

CCME is the premier medical education conference in Canada and is being held in Vancouver from April 18-21. If interested, please find email by clicking link below.

Contact Information 

WeCause Organization
Deadline: Ongoing 

Do you have an interest in giving back and helping others? 

WeCause is a platform tailored for millennials that provides multiple ways for changemakers to connect, collaborate and help each other out.

Students can create a cause, or support a cause. Check out their website in the link below to learn more about the organization. 



Learn More 

Advising Corner


Summer 2020 Courses from UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies

Looking for courses to take in the summer? Check out these media-related courses from UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies. 

  • FNIS 401E - Decolonizing Documentaries with Jules Koostachin, May-June on Tues/Thurs from 10AM-1PM. This course analyzes the role of documentaries in decolonization and the importance of Indigenous storytelling and screen sovereignty in film. By the end of the course, students will present a five-minute documentary to the class.⁣
  • FNIS 401M - Film Making in Indigenous Communities with Jules Koostachin (date/time TBD). This course will explore protocols, methodological approaches and cultural awareness in regards to filmmaking in Indigenous community.⁣
  • FNEL 480A - Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization with Dr. Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla, May 25 - 29th from 8:30AM-4:30PM. This course is a critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival.⁣ 

For more information, check out or email the program by clicking the link below. ⁣Register via your UBC SSC. ⁣

UBC CIS Email Address

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