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Our program was created in recognition of the complementary strengths of the two universities. By working together, we can position the program at the forefront of theoretical and applied interdisciplinary scholarship and professional practice. Talented, creative and motivated people are at the heart of this program.

Program Directors

Program Administration

Trisha Diaram
Graduate Program Administrator - York
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Sarah Edmonds
Graduate Program Administrator - Toronto Metropolitain University
Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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Sarah Edmonds and Trisha Diaram

Graduate Students

The Communication & Culture Graduate Students' Association (ComCultGSA), represents all students registered in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York and TMU Universities. We exist to represent ComCult students to program faculty and administration, provide a forum to discuss issues and interests, create a meeting place for students to get know each other, and to foster participation in seminars and other activities. We also elect an executive committee and representatives to represent ComCult students on other University and Student Association organizations and committees. We encourage you to get involved with us by coming to our monthly General Meetings, which are open to all students presently registered in the program.

ComCult GSA Logo


Developing productive relationships with your research supervisor and supervisory committee is one of the most important and rewarding aspects of being a graduate student. What follows is the current list of faculty, from both universities, who are formally affiliated with the ComCult program.

Professors Emeriti

 The title of Professor Emeritus is a mark of distinguished service to the university, awarded to only a few on retirement. Normally, professors emeriti do not take on new graduate students for supervision, but may be available to serve on committees, or provide informal mentorship to students and faculty.


Since our program launched nearly 20 years ago, our alumni have found success throughout Canada and around the world across many sectors, including: arts and culture, academia, policy advocacy, public service, journalism, marketing, advertising, consulting, arts administration, communications, media, broadcasting, video game production, publishing, photography, project management, social media, information technology, freelance writing, e-learning, editing, public relations, non-profit, community and social services, legal, education, film, and design. 

Visit our Alumni Network on LinkedIn  (external link)  to see what our graduates are up to.

Alumni Profiles