Department of Communications - Professors

Our department is composed of individuals who collaborate closely to ensure the success of our students and research.


Regular Professors
Emeritus Professors
Assistant Professors

Chairs and Committees

Department Chair

Chair of graduate studies

Supervisor of undergrad programs

Supervisor Public Relations

Coordinator Digital Journalism Program

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Graduate Students

Doctoral Student Research

Gabriela Perdomo

Gabriela Perdomo

“My doctoral research focuses on how journalists confront public accusations of failure. In particular, on how journalists respond to criticism after popular ballots result in widely different outcomes than expected. Overall, I am interested in learning how journalists think about their own work and their audiences, and how that affects their practices and those of media organizations. I have worked as a journalist and have a particular interest in understanding how both the journalism profession and the media industry have changed over the past two decades. This includes examining emerging media business models, new understandings of media audiences, changing journalistic norms and roles, and new forms of storytelling prompted by technological change. My other academic interests include feminist studies, especially the intersection of women, politics, and the media. Aside from my student life, I also work as coordinator of the Digital Journalism Program at uOttawa and I am an editorial assistant for the Canadian Journal of Media Studies.”


Pascale Dangoisse

Pascal Dangoisse

“My research interest lies within the study of political discourse and communication, mediated and unmediated, on the topics of feminism in Canada. I am interested in understanding how liberal politicians talk about feminist topics, women’s rights, and women in general and how that relates back to women living in Canada. I also have an interest in social movements and activism; how do movements initially form and evolve, how and why people decide to act.As a side project to my studies, I am currently a research assistant under the supervision of Constance Crompton for the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project.”



Elodie Song

Elodie Song

“My main research area falls in Global Learning Organization (GLO) and online trust building. I am currently focusing on how global e-learning community members can build trust in order to construct a social identity, in particular, global citizenship based on cosmopolitanism. In this approach, cosmopolitanism based on human equality and diversity provides an ethical foundation for trust building in an intercultural e-learning environment. I aim to explore whether this synergistic relationship between cosmopolitanism and the collaborative nature of e-learning can activate interpersonal relationship amongst culturally diverse members. I believe that such a project, promoting a global citizen identity, is urgently needed for humanity in the future.”



Jennifer Dumoulin

“My dissertation research focuses on the use of monsters as metaphors in science fiction, in fantasy literature and in graphic novels to discuss the lived experience of people living with HIV/AIDS. Outside of my dissertation, I'm also interested in the creation and maintenance online communities and collective identities through the use of social media.” said Jennifer Dumoulin

Students Committees



The Communication Students' Association (CSA) is a non-profit organization that represents over 1500 undergraduate students enrolled in the department of Communications at the University of Ottawa.Here to enhance your student experience, CSA is our undergraduate student association. Visit our web page or Facebook page to find out more information about our activities.





Our Geography Graduate Student Association, CGSA/AEDC, is here to represent and support our graduate students. Visit our web page to find out more information on our activities.You can also visit and join the Facebook page to find out more about our Department

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