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Communications

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Learn about the people who take teach Communications at Camosun.

Lois Fernyhough

Lois Fernyhough Chair, Communications

In addition to developing communications courses for the Communications department, Lois currently teaches CMNS 100 (Introduction to Communication), CMNS 105 (Communication and Technology), CMNS 112 (Popular Culture and Media) and CMNS 130 (Mass Media Communication). A former journalist, Lois is especially interested in how traditional mass media is affected by technology, and technological surveillance. Lois has also taught marketing and business communication courses for the School of Business and is the Co-op and Internship Coordinator for the School of Arts & Science. She has a BA in Applied Communication from Royal Roads University, an MA in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, and is also a Camosun College graduate. In 2011, she was invited to present a paper on Tim Hortons' use of Canadian identity to the National Communication Association conference in New Orleans.

Andy Bryce

Andrew (Andy) Bryce Instructor, Communications

Andy worked for more than 15 years in the broadcast news industry, doing everything from producing award-winning documentaries to presenting the weather on newscasts. He began teaching part-time at Canadore College in 1993. In 1998 he moved to the United Arab Emirates where he taught video and audio production at Dubai Men's College. He has a degree from Trent University, and is an alumnus of the Electronic Film Media Program at the Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts. Andy has a hands-on approach that gives students an opportunity to stretch their imaginations while exploring the medium.

Melissa Mills

Melissa Mills Instructor, Communications

Currently teaching Graphic Communications, Melissa is also a self-employed graphic designer. She has been offering her clients professional design and communication services locally and beyond for over 14 years. From home décor textiles and children’s shoes to branding solutions and communications for businesses, her designs have been sold throughout North America and Europe. Following her passion for her craft, she has traveled to creative hot spots seeking out industry trends. Melissa graduated from the Victoria College of Art before moving into the design field studying in Victoria and Vancouver. She earned an Applied Design certificate from Kwantlen University College, 3D Design certificate from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, and a Master of Education from Simon Fraser University. She enjoys wearing the many hats a career in design and communications demands and is happy to share her experience with students in a practical and hands-on way.

Joan Steacy

Joan Steacy Instructor, Comics and Graphic Novels

Joan grew up in southern Ontario, and is a graduate of Sheridan College, The Ontario College of Art & Design, and The University of Victoria. A visual artist who has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, traditional illustration, and digital imaging, she is the author/illustrator of So, That's That!, a biography of her father who lived to be 100 years old. Her most recent work is Aurora Borealice, an autobio/graphic novel which will be published in 2018. She lives in Victoria, BC and teaches structural drawing and character design in the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College, which she co-created with her husband, author/illustrator Ken Steacy.

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Ken Steacy

Ken Steacy Instructor, Comics and Graphic Novels

Ken decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book author/illustrator, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, chronicling the exploits of Astro Boy, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has also collaborated with other writers, including Harlan Ellison and Douglas Coupland. 

He is a recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, and in 2009 was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the industry. He currently teaches Comics & Graphic Novels at Camosun College in Victoria BC, a visual storytelling program he co-created with his wife, author/illustrator Joan Steacy.

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