School of Communication at SFU
The School of Communication at SFU has long regarded "communication for social change" and "engagement with the community" as key parts of its mandate. It's no coincidence that right from our school's founding in the 1970s, members of the school participated in the formation of Vancouver Co-op Radio. The achievements and importance of independent and community media, as key components of a diverse and democratic mediascape, has been the subject of recent graduate student and faculty research. It is also a topic highlighted in the annual Media Democracy Day that our School has co-sponsored since 2001.