As the project progresses, a few of our team members have moved on to new challenges. We would like to thank them for their contributions with interviews and other support.
Ana Rita Morais is a masters student in the joint Communication & Culture program at Ryerson and York University. Beyond her personal interest in new media technologies and popular culture, her research interests also include that of sound technologies, interactivity in social communities and the rise and fall of the “public” sphere. With and through her thesis, Rita hopes to uncover patterns and distinctions in what Raymond Williams coined as mobile privatization, through new media entities such as that of the iPod and the Blackberry. She will be joining the Remembering Radio project in September of 2010, and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Annie Wong holds a BA in English Literature; she is currently pursing a Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture at York University. Her academic interests are diverse and include the philosophy of technology, avant-garde poetics of the fin de siècle, and the socio-political dynamic between street art and public space.Her Master’s Research project examines the phenomenology of telephony by means of artistic creation and experimentation. She worked on Remembering Radio in the fall of 2010.
Ben Landau is a masters student in the joint Communication & Culture program at Ryerson and York University. His research interests include intercultural communication, third culture theory, and international-student publishing. He has just begun work on a thesis that will explore the communicative experiences of international-students in Toronto, and plans to do a second mirror study in Japan in 2011. He will be joining the Remembering Radio project in September of 2010, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Wiley is a first-year Master’s student in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. He holds a B.A. (hons) in English Literature from Queen’s University and has worked most recently as an editor for an independent Canadian publisher. His research interests centre on the politics and policy of communication, specifically election campaign advertising discourse and public discourses surrounding national security. He began working on Remembering Radio in September 2010 and is available to conduct interviews by phone. You can reach Daniel at email@example.com.
Denese Gascho is a PhD student in the Joint Communication and Culture Programme at York and Ryerson Universities. Previously she worked as a senior political reporter and producer at Television Jamaica. As a Quintin Hogg scholar at the University of Westminster, London, she produced a short documentary on the social and environmental effects of the government’s plans to build two new runways in the south-east of the United Kingdom. She is currently researching the impact of international copyright agreements on the development and growth of subscription television in Jamaica. Denese started working on the Remembering Radio project in September 2009 and will continue until the end of August 2010.
Erin Queck is a first year Master’s student in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg and her interests include popular culture and mass media. Her research will focus specifically on the discourse of “cougars” (older women who date younger men) and how this discourse circulates in popular media and communications. She began working for Anne MacLennan in September 2010 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Hassum worked on the project from September 2009 to May 2010. She is a first year PhD student in the History Program at York University. She is hoping to expand upon her MA research paper that studied labour unrest and homefront ideology in Canada during World War II. While completing her research paper, Hassum organised enjoyable and informative interviews with men and women who wanted to share their memories of the 1940s.
Laurence Robitaille is a fourth year PhD student in the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Her dissertation examines the transnational circulation of Brazilian capoeira. It addresses issues of commodification of the kinaesthetic practice, its representations and meanings circulating in global media, as well as the spectrum of consumption, engagement and experiences it entails for its practitioners. In addition to her scholarly investigations, Laurence has been a capoeira practitioner for over seven years; she uses the important embodied knowledge thus accessed to complement more classical research methods. Her PhD project was supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and she recently received the Michael Batista Essay Prize from York University’s Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean. She will be working primarily on interviews in French and in Quebec, although she will also be working on the national project. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Naveen Joshi is a final year PhD student in the Joint Communication and Culture program at York and Ryerson Universities. He is currently researching online matrimonial sites, exploring how second-generation South Asians in the Greater Toronto Area represent their Indian-Canadian identity on the Internet. He is the author of “The Quality Single Ideal: Cybertypes and Marriage on Shadi.com” which is published in the edited collection “Cultural Reproduction in Virtual and Imagined Worlds”. Naveen will be conducting interviews in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and over the phone. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Naveen started working on the Remembering Radio project in May 2010 and will continue with the project until the end of August 2010.
Sonja Macdonald was a third year PhD student in the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture in 2010-11. Her dissertation research is focused on local broadcasting policy in Canada, with a special attention to the case of Hamilton, Ontario. Before returning to academia, Sonja was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Community Study, a Hamilton based, not-for-profit research organization with a focus on urban issues, such as local media, cultural and economic development, and community social policy. Sonja holds a MA and BA in Communication from Carleton University, and an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Sonja actively participated on the project by conducting interviews from September 2009 to the end of August 2010.
Sophia Koutsoyannis worked on the Remembering Radio research project from September 2009 to April 2010 as a final year PhD student in the Department of History at York University. Her dissertation “Immoral but Profitable: The Rise and Fall of Cabarets in Mexico City, 1930-1960” looks at how these urban spaces of leisure were made and remade through complex negotiations between state actors, prostitutes, musicians, unions and civic groups. For her project, she worked closely with octogenarians whose memories of cabarets, popular music and dance greatly contributed to her research.
Susan Flavelle worked on the Remembering Radio project from September 2009 to May 2010. After earning her BA degree in Social/Cultural Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, she worked as the Human Resources Manager for an award-winning market research firm in Ottawa, Ontario. Susan is currently working on her MA degree at York University in the Communication and Culture program. Her interests lie in oral history and the role of media in everyday life.
Aidan Moir is a fourth year Specialized Honours Communication Studies major at York University. She is completing an honours thesis where she will explore the funding debate of Transit City, a public transportation initiative in the mainstream Toronto press. Her research interests include municipal politics in the news media and nation branding, specifically Canadian branding campaigns in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. She intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Communication Studies. Aidan started work on Remembering Radio in January 2010 and has been working on archival documents, transcriptions, contact calls and interviews. She will continue to be available for interviews in some parts of Toronto and across the country by telephone. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Alexander Henderson is a first year Bachelor of Applied Arts student at Sheridan College specializing in Animation and recently graduated from Sheridan College’s Art Fundamentals program. He will be conducting interviews in the Greater Toronto Area and on the phone. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alexander worked on the Remembering Radio research project from May to July 2010.
Alyssa Tutay is a fifth-year undergraduate student at York University and will be graduating in June 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with Honours. As an avid volunteer for CHRY 105.5FM (York’s community radio station), she brings experience in technical audio production, interviewing, and interview transcription. She takes a strong interest in sound and its various ways and means to carry a listener. Alyssa joined the Remembering Radio team in September 2010 and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Amanda Lee is a third year York University student who is majoring in the Specialized Communications Honours Program. Her interest lies in the areas of Politics, Policy and Media and the Media, Culture and society streams. Amanda has been provided support to the project from October to December.
Amy Plourde is a third year undergraduate student pursuing a bilingual degree in psychology at York’s Glendon campus. She began working on the project in May 2012. If you need to contact here, you can send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caeleigh Boara is in her second year of the digital media program at York University. She provides support to the Remembering Radio project and will be starting to conduct interviews in the Mississauga area and by telephone. Caeleigh worked for the Remembering Radio project from September 2009 to July 2010.
Carlos Mitchell Lemus is a fourth year economics major at York University with interests in international trade policy and health economics. He will be available to conduct interviews in the Milton area, and by telephone. He has been involved in the data analysis that support the project, conducting interviews, and other tasks to support this research. He can be contacted at email@example.com He has been working on Remembering Radio and associated research since July 2009.
Cassandra Chin is a mixed-year student studying kinesiology at York University. A graduate from the University of Guelph-Humber in media studies journalism, she is very passionate about media and learning more about the radio, its history and the people who’s lives have been changed by it. Joining the Remembering Radio team in September 2010, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherry Ye is a trilingual fourth year student double majoring in communications studies and philosophy. She would like to pursuit a career in public relations or fashion after she graduates. Cherry generally enjoys working with people and loves individual diversity. She will be working on the Remembering Radio project from September 2010 to April 2011 and can be reached at email@example.com
Cindy Le is in her second year of the digital media program at York University. Cindy started working on Remembering Radio on May 2010 and will be working on the project in the 2010-11 year. She has been a contact person with retirement residences, worked on transcriptions and background support with research. She will be available for interviews across the country by telephone.
Danica D’Onofrio is a fifth year undergraduate student at York University, completing an Honours B.A in Business and Society (specializing within the streams of Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Media Communications).She plans to pursue a Master’s degree within the realm of Communication Studies. While her interests range from sustainable development, to adolescent consumerism, her love for the arts (particularly social and historical experiments) keeps her driven on her quest of academic and creative self-finding.Alternative media, consumerism, broadcasting and social welfare are her current obsessions.Danica is excited about helping bring to life a broadcasting past that was thought to have been put to rest.She will be joining the Remembering Radio Project in September 2010 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Zangolli is a fourth year Humanities Student, whose interests involve everything and anything that is classical, and that deals with the study of antiquity. He enjoys studying how ancient cultures began, grew, and ultimately how they fell, as a means of understanding the ingenuity of the people who lived long ago. He thrives off of learning new things, and is equally enthusiastic about applying what he has already learned to the tasks at hand. He is new to the Remembering Radio project, and looks forward to the experiences it will bring him. He can be reached at email@example.com
Demetri Giannatselis is a fifth year undergraduate student pursuing an Honours double-major degree in Communication Studies and Geography with a Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing, along with a Seneca College diploma in Creative Advertising. He has provided invaluable support to the radio research from May 2008 to July 2010.
Derek Kirk is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing an Honours double major degree in Communication Studies and History. He aims to pursue a Masters degree in the field of Communications. Derek began providing support for the Remembering Radio project in September 2010. Derek can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Zylski is a first year Communications Studies student at York. She loves learning about people, their experiences and how they connect with others. Canadian radio and entertainment has always been an influence in her life and she is looking forward to hearing about what it was like to witness it in its infancy. Joining the Remembering Radio team in Septemeber 2010, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Emmanuel Ponce is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing an Honours double major degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. He will be conducting interviews in the Greater Toronto area, and on the phone as well. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Emmanual started work on Remembering Radio in May 2010 and will be working on the research in the 2010-2011 academic year. His work includes contact with potential interviewees across the country, background research, transcriptions and interviews by telephone across the country.
Fearon Natashia is a recent journalism graduate who has a great interest in investigative journalism, documentaries, and politics. She currently works as a researcher in the Department of Communication Studies at York University where she is completing her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
Fionndwyfar is going into her fourth year of Specialized Honours Anthropology Major at York University, with a concentration in bio-archaeology. After graduation she hopes to go to grad school for bio-archaeology, archival, or preservation sciences.
Ian Weir will be entering his third year of studying Political Science at York University in September. Ian is very excited to be joining the Remembering Radio team.
Jacqueline Bekhit is a bilingual undergraduate student looking forward to earn a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science (BSC) at York University. She started working in remembering radio in September 2010 and will be there until the end of the project. She will be working in contacts and others to help in the research being done. She could be contacted at email@example.com. She is working with telephone interviews all over the country.
Jemuel Datiles is a third year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Design
(Honours) joint program with York University and Sheridan College. As a student studying design, visual communications and information sharing, being a research assistant for the Remembering Radio project aids him in knowing more about
Canada’s history in communication, how information was relayed and its evolution and contribution to today’s society.
Jolene Macdonald is a fourth year undergradate student pursuing an Honours double-major in Communication Studies and Law and Society; along with a Seneca College diploma in Journalism. She will be providing support to the project through work on contact calls, transcriptions and conducting interviews in the Mississauga and Etobicoke area, and on the phone as well. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Jolene started working for Remembering Radio in June 2010 and will continue to be a part of the project in 2010-2011.
Jordan Waldman recently graduated from York University where he
completed a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies. He is passionate about media literacy and would like to pursue a Bachelor of Education and Master in Communications. Jordan joined Remembering Radio in November 2010 and he can be reached at email@example.com
Julia Pyryeskina is going into her third year of undergraduate studies, pursuing a Political Science Honours degree with a minor in History. She is interested in learning more about the history of Canadian broadcasting, and is looking forward to participating in the project. She joined the Remembering Radio team in September 2010 and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathryn White is a M.A. student in the Graduate Program in History who will focus her research on Canadian women’s history in the twentieth century. She worked on the project from September to December 2009.
Kyle McDonnell is a fourth year Art History student with an interest in aesthetic philosophy, particularly the idea of ‘truth’ in photography, and how it relates to both politics and advertising. Kyle is hoping to continue with his studies at the graduate level after he graduates. He is looking forward to finding out if the same aesthetic considerations given to the visual arts and literature translate to radio.
Kyle Pocalyuko is a fourth year Honours Bachelor of Commerce student at McMaster University. With a focus in accounting, Kyle wishes to pursue his CA (Chartered Accountant) post-graduation. He has worked on Remembering Radio since May 2010 and has continued to work on various other projects since. He can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsay Moore is going into third year of an Honours double major program in Communication Studies and Anthropology. A former journalism student with a found interest in the study of media, culture and language, she will be contributing to a professional research undertaking for the first time with this project.
Marc Anthony Caporiccio is a fifth year undergraduate student at York University, completing a Specialized Honours Communication Studies degree and a Bachelor of Education in the Concurrent Education program. He plans to pursue a Masters degree in the field of Communiations. Marc joined the Remembering Radio team in September 2010 and is excited to support and develop the project by conducting and transcribing interviews. Contact Marc at email@example.com
Meirna Malahaty a first year Kinesiology and Health science Undergraduate at York University. She is bilingual, thus speaking French and English. She will work on the Remembering Radio project starting September 2010. She will be working to support our French-language team to broaden the national base of interviews to include French and English interviews. She loves to interact with people and connecting with them. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meirna Malaty est en première année dans le programme de Kinésiologie et sante a l’université de York. Elle est bilingue, donc elle parle le française et l’anglais. Elle travaillera dans le projet « Remembering Radio » à partir de Septembre 2010. Elle aime interagir avec les personnes et faire des liens avec eux. Elle pourrait être contactée à email@example.com
Myles Marcus is a fourth-year student in Communication Studies and Urban Studies at York University. He is currently a volunteer at CHRY 105.5 FM, and a Student Volunteer Representative on the station’s Board of Directors. It is there that he has managed to expand his knowledge of broadcasting, including (but not limited to) the use of technology, broadcast policy and the powerful impact of media. Myles joined the Remembering Radio project in September of 2010 and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obaid Daud is a fourth year Political Science Specialised Honours student. He is interested in international and security studies. He speaks Farsi, Pushto, Urdu and English. He is working in microfilm and transcription editing on Remembering Radio so far.
Rebecca Carvalho is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Communication Studies and English Literature. She has been and continues to provide support for the Remembering Radio project through work with archival documents and interviews in the Toronto area over the past summer. She also works on transcriptions and will be available to condust interviews from acros the country by phone. She can be contacted at email@example.com Rebecca started working on Remembering Radio in September 2009.
Rees Pepperell, is a recent addition to the Remembering Radio Project. A mature student, he already holds a diploma in social services from George Brown College, and has worked in the social services field for over ten years. He is also an accomplished performer, freelance musician and singer. Rees hopes to hone his interviewing and transcription skills as part of the Remembering Radio Team. He is looking forward to the opportunity to research the “golden age of radio”, and learn from the people who were alive during that era. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reid Goobie is a first year Fine Arts student studying in the Honours Cinema and Media Studies program at York University. He loves understanding Canada’s impact and history in media and technology. Reid loves to stay connected with the world through technological means and enjoys researching past, present and future communicational methods. He enjoys seeking out and discovering what creates nostalgia for him and the people around him. His main interest is audio and enjoys working, creating and fixing sound in his environment.
Sara Swain is a second year Ph.D. student in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature from Memorial University and an M.A. in Film Studies from Concordia University. She studies the ways in which cinema renders technology intelligible to its publics while also functioning as a register for technological discourse. Her research focuses specifically on cinematic representations of the cell phone in order to better understand how the cell phone has transformed everyday life. She will be conducting interviews by phone. She can be contacted at email@example.com Sara started working on Remembering Radio in May of 2010 and will continue until th end of August 2010.
Sarah Pidgeon is a first year Fine Arts student studying in the Honours Film Production program at York. She is incredibly interested in social media, the sense of community that the radio brings, and can’t wait to start on the project. She joined the Remembering Radio team in September 2010 and can be contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Murawski is deeply fascinated by the ‘aesthetic’ of Northern Renaissance and Medieval painting and sculpture, a niche in the history of art which greatly influences her work in illustration and sculpture. She is entering her fourth year in the Visual Arts program at York University and is going to continue her study in studio work at the graduate level after she graduates. She is very pleased to be part of the Remembering Radio Team!
The Remembering Radio project was very grateful to have the assistance of Gurpreet Banga of Emery Collegiate Institute, Laurie Ha of Westview Centennial Secondary School and Aneesa Lakeram also fo Westview Centennial Centennial Secondary School. Gurpreet, Laurie and Aneesa were all participants in the ACE coop program. Each of the students were able to provide support to the project by working with archival documents, transcribing interviews, researching leads, creating contact sheets and making calls to contact potential participants for the study. There work provided a welcomed impetus to the progress of the team! (Picture above: Gurpreet Banga, Prof. Anne MacLennan, Laurie Ha and Aneesa Lakeram)
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