The Memo

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

February 2020

In This Issue

Featured News

  • Student Profile: Danny Arafa 
  • Spring Graduation Dates are out! 

Featured Events

  • Mixed Reality Symposium - February 21 

  • Spring Career Fair - February 25 & 26 

  •  "What is Your Media Studies" by UBC Media Studies Student Association - February 26 

  • Reckoning: Journalism's Limits and Possibilities Book Launch - February 27 


  • Industry Nights: Careers in Video Gaming - February 28 
  • The Works Art & Design Festival Internship - March 15 
  • Volunteer with The Writer's Exchange - March 2

Advising Corner

  • Last Day to Drop Term 2 Courses with "W" Standing - February 14  
  • Apply for Graduation and Grad Pictures!

Featured News

Student Profile: Danny Arafa

Fourth year BMS student Danny Arafa shares how BMS equipped him with the skills to establish projects for Cairo’s leading media network and the children’s book publishing industry.

Read about Danny's BMS journey in the link below!

Student Profile: Danny Arafa

Spring Graduation dates are out!

The Spring 2020 Vancouver #ubcgrad schedule has been released!

The Bachelor of Media Studies graduation time is Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:30pm.


Spring 2020 Graduation Schedule

Featured Events

Mixed Reality Symposium
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020, 10am - 4pm @ Theatre-Film Production Building 

The Symposium will explore extended and mixed reality performance. Artists and new media creators will share modes of working and recent successes in VR, AR, and immersive theatre. Attendees will gain insight into the production process and have hands-on experience with the tools.

Register for the event in the link below! 

Event RSVP

Spring Career Fair
Tues. and Wed., Feb. 25 & 26 2020, 11am - 4pm @ Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 

UBC's Spring Career Fair is a two-day event that features approximately 100 employers and schools, who are eager to engage with students like you and share career opportunities and insights.

To see a list of who will be attending and tips on how to network, check out the event page linked below! 


Event Page 

What is Your Media Studies
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020, 5:30 - 7pm @ Nest TBD 

Check out Media Studies Student Association's annual panel event, "What is your Media Studies", an opportunity to connect with faculty members, the senior program assistant, and your fellow BMS peers! 

See MSSA's Facebook Event in the link below for more details. 


Event Details

Reckoning: Journalism's Limits and Possibilities Book Launch
Thurs., February 27, 2020, 4:30pm - 6pm @ Peter Wall Institute Seminar Room 

Come out to the book launch and reception featuring Reckoning: Journalism’s Limits and Possibilities, a new book by Candis Callison and Mary Lynn Young, Associate Professors in the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC. Register for the event in the link below. 


Event Registration



Industry Nights: Careers in Video Gaming
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020, 6pm - 8pm @ AMS Student Nest - Great Hall - 2nd Floor

Did you know that the Canadian video gaming industry in Canada has grown by over 20% since 2017?

Discover careers in video gaming, and connect with industry professionals from  Microsoft, Nitendo, Relic Entertainment, and more! Register for the event in the link below! 


Event Registration 

The Works Art & Design Festival Internship
Deadline: March 15, 2020 

The Works is a non-profit organization that advances the development of visual art and design in Canada. Their annual Works Art & Design Festival, attracts artists, designers and patrons from around the world. 

They are currently accepting applications for students looking for summer positions in the art and design field! Click the link below to see more details and apply. 


Apply Here 

The Writer's Exchange
Deadline: March 2, 2020 

Do you have a passion for creative literacy and want to make a huge difference in the lives of inner-city children? 

The Writer's Exchange welcomes you to be a Literacy Mentor volunteer and help kids build their literacy skills and self-esteem through tutoring and creative writing projects. See the link below to learn more and apply. 



Apply Here

Advising Corner


Apply for Graduation! 

Are you a BMS student who will be graduating in May 2020?

Apply for graduation on your SSC by February 28, 2020, and sign-up to take your graduation photos in the link below - photos will be taken from January 10, 2020 to March 30, 2020.

Artona Photo Registration

Last day to drop Term 2 Courses with a W Standing. 

A reminder to students that the last day to withdraw for most Term 2 courses with a "W" Standing is February 14, 2020. For more information on course change dates, please click the link below. 

More Information

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