Tag: Concordia University

FREE Hairnet Café


I was reading a really interesting article on Global News email alerts today about a woman who used a cheap shampoo for 30 years and caused wax build-up in her hair! Well, my hair friend, just creating my dreadlocks the first time back in…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

The Politics of Hair (Proposal to Ryerson University)


The politics of black hair shows in books like Tenderheaded to the Princess of Wales plays ‘Da Kink in My Hair and Hairspray to movies like Beauty Shop to songs played on Flow 93.5.

Afro Forever: Research Paper on Salon Utopia for the M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University


Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge Advisor: Dr. Martin Allor Committee member: Dr. Kim Sawchuk Outside Examiner: Dr. Lorna Roth August 12, 1999 Afro Forever

With this Ring Movie Event in Montréal, Canada


Ameesha Joshi invited you to With This Ring‘s event With This Ring | Montreal Premiere Monday, April 3 at 7 PM Concordia University – Hall Building in Montreal, Quebec Going Interested Not Interested Back to where it all began! We’re thrilled to be finally showing…

End Piece: an uplifting experience (Originally Published in Concordia University Alumni Magazine)


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write. My master’s degree in media studies from Concordia helped me reach that goal — and much more.

Artwork from Salon Utopia


Here are four pieces of the artwork I did for a website I had called “Salon Utopia” that I did as part of my graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

Hair Chat


In Beauty, Culture, Health, Writing (all kinds) on June 19, 2009 at 04:18 Four lovely women, a fifth one coming later, volunteered their time on a January afternoon in 1998 to sit down at Salon Utopia and chat about hair. Here are the details…

End Piece: an uplifting experience (Originally Published in Concordia University Alumni Magazine)


In Education, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on March 27, 2009 at 00:19 Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write. My master’s degree in media studies from Concordia helped me reach that goal — and much more.When I entered…

World of Words (Originally Written in 2009)


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write – and I knew a master’s degree in Media Studies from Concordia would help. While I did my master’s degree I had the opportunity to organize my thoughts and improve my writing…

Truth, Objectivity and Ethical Space


Exploring what is documentary in many ways opens up a discussion about the ethical elements of it. Rotha notes dramatization aspect. Schelesinger notes honesty and plain facts understanding of the word documentary. Ruby raises the question: is documentary art or reportage? There is a…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

Distinctions: Space and Power


This essay will explore how four authors have made distinctions of social space and of power in the social world. For instance, Pierre Bourdieu’s “Social space and symbolic power” from his, In Other Words, theorizes on how social space is created and how groups…

Afro Forever: Research Paper on Salon Utopia for the M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University


Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge Advisor: Dr. Martin Allor Committee member: Dr. Kim Sawchuk Outside Examiner: Dr. Lorna Roth August 12, 1999 Afro Forever

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