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Capping Projects (Communications and Technology)

Students in the MA in Communications and Technology (MACT) are creating a body of applied research with this collection of six-credit capping projects, a required component of the course-based program that integrates the practical and professional aspects of the core areas of study.
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  1. Move analysis and the philanthropic letter [Download]

    Title: Move analysis and the philanthropic letter
    Creator: Martin, Jan
    Subjects: philanthropic, move analysis, appeal letting, non-profit, persuasive, rhetoric, charity, appeal letter, financial support, composition
    Date Created: 2017/08/23
  2. All a-Twitter: Did social media help Naheed Nenshi become mayor of Calgary? [Download]

    Title: All a-Twitter: Did social media help Naheed Nenshi become mayor of Calgary?
    Creator: Stefan, Krista
    Subjects: social media, Calgary mayor, Twitter, Nenshi, elections, voter engagement, newspaper influence
    Date Created: 2017/08/10
  3. When there are more than two options for gig worker protections: Evaluating policy approaches through a normative lens for protecting innovation and workers in the gig economy [Download]

    Title: When there are more than two options for gig worker protections: Evaluating policy approaches through a normative lens for protecting innovation and workers in the gig economy
    Creator: Priest, Michelle
    Subjects: gig economy, sharing economy, labour policy, collaborative consumption, dependent contractors, employee, innovation, contractor, universal base income, flexicurity
    Date Created: 2017/09/26
  4. Factors influencing the use of Facebook by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the restaurant industry and examination of performance outcomes [Download]

    Title: Factors influencing the use of Facebook by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the restaurant industry and examination of performance outcomes
    Creator: Motkoski, Lynne J.
    Subjects: small and medium enterprises, DOI, SMEs, qualitative description, social media, restaurant industry, Facebook, SME restaurants, diffusion of innovations
    Date Created: 2017/07/20
  5. Competition or camaraderie?: An investigation of social media and modern motherhood [Download]

    Title: Competition or camaraderie?: An investigation of social media and modern motherhood
    Creator: Jarvis, Kathlyn
    Subjects: motherhood, mother, social media, Facebook, mothering ideologies, pressure, social comparison, mommy shaming, social capital, transition, social networking sites, mommy blogs
    Date Created: 2017/08/25
  6. Immersive storytelling: how 360-degree video storytelling is helping to redefine journalism [Download]

    Title: Immersive storytelling: how 360-degree video storytelling is helping to redefine journalism
    Creator: Hodgson, Kris
    Subjects: virtual reality, McLuhan, 360-degree journalism, medium, journalism, technology, innovation
    Date Created: 2017/07/25
  7. Digital divides in Canada's northern indigenous communities: Supports and barriers to digital adoption [Download]

    Title: Digital divides in Canada's northern indigenous communities: Supports and barriers to digital adoption
    Creator: Fontaine, Trish
    Subjects: digital adoption, northern broadband, MVFL, digital inclusion, OCAP, settler-colonialism, self-determination, Northwest Territories, whole community, ICT
    Date Created: 2017/09/17
  8. Making sense of communication about change management: How do peers constructively communicate with one another? [Download]

    Title: Making sense of communication about change management: How do peers constructively communicate with one another?
    Creator: Fischer, Rachelle
    Subjects: change management, sociocultural theory, internal communication, sensemaking, informal communication, workplace culture, peer-to-peer communication, employee engagement
    Date Created: 2017/08/25
  9. Superhero stories and why they matter: the Hero's journey of SpiderMable on Twitter [Download]

    Title: Superhero stories and why they matter: the Hero's journey of SpiderMable on Twitter
    Creator: Flores, Matty
    Subjects: superheroes, Twitter, Joseph Campbell, sociocultural, Hero's Journey, SpiderMable, storytelling
    Date Created: 2017/07/01
  10. A family's love for Manmeet Singh Bhullar: How grief and loss expressed on social media networking sites creates a continuing bond [Download]

    Title: A family's love for Manmeet Singh Bhullar: How grief and loss expressed on social media networking sites creates a continuing bond
    Creator: Bhullar, Tarjinder K.
    Subjects: grief, Manmeet Singh Bhullar, continuing bonds theory, social networking sites, coping, storytelling, Instagram
    Date Created: 2017/09/25