How did Emerge begin?
What began as a fourth year project for Guelph-Humber students has become an award-winning magazine. Students enrolled in their fourth year of completing their BA, Media Studies in journalism, public relations, digital communications, image arts, and media business work together from January to April reflecting the diversity of academic backgrounds in the media industry.
What is the Emerge Conference?
The conference is presented by the University of Guelph-Humber fourth year media students and is an outlet for media professionals from around the globe to share their experiences in the industry. Some of our high profile speakers this year are the Toronto Star’s investigative reporter Kevin Donovan and Canadian author, publisher and musician Dave Bidini. Emerge is both a platform brand and a capstone project for fourth year students.
Can Press attend?
Of course, we always welcome everyone to attend. Please contact our Media Relations Lead for any further details or media inquiries (include email).
Will the conference be available on live stream?
Yes. If you are unable to attend the Emerge Awards or Conference, visit our website on the event date for a link to our livestream. Also, be sure to follow all of our social media accounts if you’d like to get real time updates before, during and after the event.
Can photography and/or recordings be taken during the events?
Yes, please feel free to capture the event and share it with us on our social media accounts. If you require any press photos, please contact our photography team to request photos from the event.
What is Emerge Media Awards?
The Emerge Media Awards’ mission is to celebrate and showcase the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students in Canada. A one of a kind initiative in this country, the event showcases the talent of students attending Canadian universities and colleges who submit their work into several categories including best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications and public relations.
What are the categories of the awards?
The event crosses all sorts of media industries and crafts, including: Written Word, Multimedia Production, Photography, Advertising, Videography, Graphic/Digital Design: Editorial, Audio Storytelling and Public Relations entries are welcomed from media students across the country.
What to expect at the Emerge awards:
The awards are presented at a gala event that highlights some of the brightest and best student minds in the country. There is a panel of judges from various sectors in the media industry.
How many entries do you receive?
In 2017, there were 317 submissions from 22 colleges and universities.
Have any more questions?
Feel free to contact our Media Relations Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any further questions!
Emerge is a project put together by the Media Studies students at the University of Guelph-Humber where all four specializations come together to produce this multimedia platform that comes alive as a one-day conference, gala and magazine publication.
The Emerge Conference is an annual event organized by the fourth-year students of the University of Guelph-Humber’s Media Studies program. The conference focuses on the current and future state of the media business, with relevant, high-profile guest speakers and panels. The point of the event is to prepare students for entering the media industry, offering perspectives from leading journalism, public relations and media business professionals. Refreshments and a networking event are also included throughout the day, allowing students to interact with possible future employers.
Emerge Media Awards
The Emerge Media Awards celebrates the exceptional work done by media students from all across Canada. Students from any post-secondary institution submit their best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications or public relations work in the hopes of being recognized. Established media professionals judge the submissions and the winners are announced at the annual gala. The EMAs gala is a formal event that includes a dinner for all nominees and their guests followed by the awards ceremony.
About the Emerge Magazine
The University of Guelph-Humber image arts and journalism students are responsible for the organization of magazine publication that is showcased every year at the Emerge Conference. The magazine is available in two different versions: both print and digital. The digital magazine will consist of three verticals; sports, music and fashion. This year, the chosen theme is focused around success, which will serve to motivate students, industry professional and the community to follow their dreams. The journalism students have interviewed many successful industry professionals to captivate what “success’ means to different people and to expand on their journey to success.
About the Media Studies Program at the University of Guelph-Humber
Media Studies students attend the University for four years, learning traditional media skills, developing an understanding of the history and theories behind modern media, and gaining hands-on training with new technologies/platforms. They enroll in courses from all areas of emphasis before declaring a specialization in their year (Public Relations, Media Business, Image Arts, Journalism, Digital Communication). During their fourth year students gain real-world experience from an internship and through the Emerge project. Whether the students are involved with the conference, awards program, the magazine or websites, this process allows students to prepare themselves for entering the media workforce.
About The University of Guelph-Humber
UofGH was founded in 2002 with the intention of providing students with a combination of the theoretical knowledge that is acquired from a university education and the applied skills acquired through a college education. This is also why their students graduate with credentials from both the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Their students have the skills, knowledge and credentials to pursue graduate school, or begin their career immediately following graduation. It reveals itself in the classrooms, in the hours of field placement, in the faculty who are both academic and field experts, in the networking opportunities, in the small class sizes, in the international study opportunities, and in the research.