Loyola Communication Arts

What I learned at Loyola College Communication Arts (Comm Arts), Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec continues to influence my thinking to this day. Comm Arts is now the Department of Communication Studies, in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Founded by Jack O’Brien SJ in 1965 Comm Arts was the first university department in Canada to study the art of communication.

Today the Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs exploring a wide range of interests in media analysis, critique and creation. Central to its programs of study is the integration of knowledge based in the humanities and liberal arts, the social sciences, and media practice.

An amazing group of teachers helped me to see the world from a new and exciting perspective including:

I was very fortunate to have been accepted into this program.

What a lifelong blessing the experience continues to be.

Schools Attended by Richard


My Teachers, Guides & Mentors

Teachers, guides, mentors and coaches appear in many forms and often when least expected.

Many times you never meet them but read their words, listen to an audio or see a video. Or perhaps meet one of their students who introduces you to their work.

I have listened to many teachers over the years and heard absolutely nothing that they said. In one ear and out the other. I wasn’t ready to hear what they had to say or teach me. But years later something will lead me to them and I am ready.

I am beginning to build a list here of the teachers, guides, mentors, and coaches who have helped me over the past decades.

I won’t include people such as my principal when I was in Grade 3 and 4. I got to know him very well because I spent most recesses sitting in his waiting room. He was a wonderful man but I was always in trouble. hahaha

Points of Reference

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