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CGC 2019: Insidious

Insidious, the 14th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus (CGC) Conference, invites critical examinations of the slow, subtle, gradual changes facilitated by media technologies and communication processes. Most importantly, we are interested in insights regarding how we as scholars, citizens, and societies might challenge the potentially harmful aspect(s) of media and communication.


Register now: (Registration deadlines are Feb. 28 for presenters and March 15 for attendees)

View/download the call for papers: CGC 2019 – CFP 

Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to Jan. 25, 2019.

Dr. Mél Hogan (@mel_hogan) is writing a book about genomics in the cloud. Leading up to this, her research has been on server farms and data centers – their social implications and environmental impacts.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Mél Hogan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department at the University of Calgary. Dr. Hogan’s talk is titled “Genomic Media at the End of the World”.

We are also pleased to announce our opening speaker, Dr. Hannah Dick, and closing speaker, Dr. Merlyna Lim.

Upon abstract acceptance, students are encouraged to submit their full paper for the Canadian Journal of Communication Student Paper Prize by February 14, 2019.

To be considered for the prize (valued at $200), send your full paper to Please don’t include any information related to your identity (name, academic affiliation, etc) in the paper itself, other than on the title page of your submission. All papers will go through a blind review process by faculty members of our department.

This conference could not take place without support from the School of Journalism and Communication, the Faculty of Public Affairs, the Canadian Journal of Communication, and the Canadian Communication Association.

About the CGC Conference

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Hosted at Carleton University in Ottawa, the CGC Conference is one of the longest running graduate conferences in Canada, attracting student researchers of all disciplines from across the country. The theme of the conference varies year-to-year to accommodate a variety of topics related to the field of communications. Past conference keynote speakers include:

Watch Dr. Mia Consalvo’s 2016 keynote:

Watch Dr. Kate Crawford’s 2015 keynote:
Watch Dr. Jack Halberstam’s 2014 keynote: