Student Work

Expect to be fully immersed in the world of words. Writing articles, managing a production schedule, collaborating with fellow wordsmiths and conducting research at home or abroad. Your work pays off with lasting connections, new perspectives and opportunities to share the stories that matter to you.


Research is the key to a writer’s craft—and their credibility. In our program, you learn research techniques and strategies and apply them to your projects and assignments.

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Feature story

Students get political

After much reading, research and quantitative analysis, four Bachelor of Communication Studies students make some interesting discoveries in PM speeches.

Professional field placement

Explore the world of work, apply the theory and skills you’ve learned in class, connect with communications professionals and journalists. In your third or fourth year, you take part in an 180-hour field placement where you learn the inner workings of the industry.

Students in the professional communications stream have worked in departments at universities, literary organizations and large corporations. Journalism students have honed their skills at the Edmonton Journal, CBC (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife) and CHED Radio.

Award-winning stories

2015 Emerge Media Award winner

Nikki Wiart's article "Not like chicken or fish; something new: Meet the people behind Canada’s death revolution" was recognized in the category of Written Word.

Illustration by Kayla Callfas

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"A Refugee's Tale"

Riyah Lakhani's Emerge Media Award-winner tells the story of Meron Gadda, a bright young girl in a resettlement camp in Kenya. She won second place in the category of Written Word.

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