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Communication Studies Homecoming Reunion

Date & time
Saturday, September 21, 2024
3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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$10 (includes drink and hors d'oeuvres)

Wheel chair accessible


Mark your calendar! Join Faculty of Arts and Science dean Pascale Sicotte and reconnect with fellow Communication Studies alumni and former and current faculty and staff during Homecoming 2024 as we celebrate Concordia’s 50th anniversary.

3 – 4 p.m. Moderated discussion (Room 1.114)
4 – 6:30 p.m. Tours
4 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception (Atrium)
CJ Building  (Loyola Campus)
7141 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal

* Please register separately for the discussion and reception. (For tours, sign-up sheets will be available onsite.)

Themed "Family Ties," our historic celebration honours the multiple family members who have graduated from the department. 

An illuminating discussion with Academy Award-winning production designer Patrice Vermette, BA 23, whose credits include Dune and C.R.A.Z.Y., will be moderated by Distinguished University Research Professor Charles Acland, author of American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder. (Seats are limited, register early for the discussion.)

Guided tours of the department and of Concordia’s Montreal Signs Project will run throughout the discussion and reception. 

If you have any photos of your time at Concordia, please consider sending them to, along with the year the photo was taken and names of those pictured, if known. For large files, we encourage you to use WeTransfer, which works from any phone, tablet or computer.

Speaker bios

Patrice Vermette, BA 23, is an Academy Award-winning and BAFTA-winning production designer for Dune, C.R.A.Z.Y., Young Victoria, Vice, Sicario, and Arrival. He returned to Concordia to complete his Communication Studies degree in 2023 — the year his daughter Lili Bertrand-Vermette graduated from the same program. 

Charles Acland, GrDip 86, is a Distinguished University Research Professor in Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies. His prolific record of innovative scholarly contributions traverses media theory and industry studies, cultural studies, communication studies, and cinema studies, and includes such field-changing monographs as Screen Traffic – Acland’s celebrated analysis of the contemporary film industry in transformation – as well as pioneering co-edited collaborations such as Useful Cinema. He is the author of several books, the most recent being American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder (2020).


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