Category Archives: Opportunities

Submissions to The Foolscap are now open until Jan. 20th, 2016










November Academic Lecture “Media Ecology: From Print to Digitalization”


iSchool – City as Classroom

City as Classroom: Inaugural Monday Night Seminar
November 2, 6 pm – 8 pm
Dear all,

You are invited to the Inaugural Monday Night Seminar, with
Lauren O’Neil (Journalist and TV head, CBC News), Tonya Surman (Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Social Innovation), Mark Surman (Executive Director, Mozilla). Special guest Kathy (Hutchon) Kawasaki, co-author of City as Classroom (McLuhan M., McLuhan E., Hutchon K., 1977).

The new Monday Night Seminar series, called “
City as Classroom: Ideas Without Walls”, steps outside the university classroom walls and into the city itself as a source of inspiration, knowledge with access to remarkable people, who will meet with us to discuss the big ideas of our time.

All are invited to mix it up over refreshments with some of the brightest minds and practitioners exploring the quickly changing and confounding world around us.

The event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to register on line:

We are looking forward to seeing you at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology.

BMSSA x Zine Lab Program

Interested in learning about zines? The Zine Lab is starting up again this year! There will be two workshop options available, with each workshop split between two two-hour sessions. This workshop will give students a basic overview of the history and culture of zines and publishing; the second session of the workshop will be dedicated to zine-making.

Workshop 1
Oct. 22 & 29

Workshop 2
Nov. 12 & 19

To sign-up, please email rachel at to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Additional workshops will be advertised soon.

‎If you have any other inquires, please contact either Rachel ‎or Lily Yuxi Ren (

The Zine Lab is in coordination with the Book & Media Studies Students Association for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The BMSSA by-election is here!

Looking to get involved? We want to hear from you! The BMSSA is currently looking for students to join its executive team for 2015-2016. Information for the by-election is listed below.

Available positions:
1. Secretary
2. Treasurer
3. 2nd year representative
4. 3rd year representative
5. 4th year representative

Nomination period:
12am on Thurs. Sept. 24 to 12am on Tues. Sept. 29

To apply, please send your name, position, and a brief description of why you want the position and what you can bring to BMSSA to This will also be placed on the ballot.

Voting period:
Thurs. Oct. 1st from 12-2pm,
Mon. Oct. 5th from 12-2pm, and
Tues. Oct. 6th from 3-5pm
Please look for the BMSSA table in the Kelly Café, John M. Kelly Library

Election results will be announced following the last day of voting on Tues. Oct. 6th

We hope to hear from you soon and best of luck to all candidates!

Meanwhile, check out our website and social media for more updates and BMSSA activities!

Lily Yuxi Ren
BMSSA President

The BMSSA functions as both a representative for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Book and Media Studies program or taking BMS courses, and as a student organization that promotes and educates Book and Media Studies students. The student association hosts a variety of events throughout the year (including socials, academic seminars, workshops, and professional networking events) to facilitate and promote the BMS community of students, faculty, alumni, and professionals, and make the experience as a Book and Media Studies student more edifying and enjoyable. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the program, courses, or any aspect of university life, please don’t hesitate to contact