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Recent Major Research Papers


  • Major Research Papers (MRP) are approximately 35-45 pages in length. They are a piece of original scholarly research that augments or enhances knowledge of the topic under investigation.
  • See below for a list of recently completed MRPs.

El-Khatib, Samar 2018. Refuting the Sharing Economy: An Examination of Mainstream and Critical Perspectives

Forbes, Erin 2018. Manufacturing the Mythology of “Be- Leaf”: A Thematic Analysis of 2017 Playoff Coverage in the Toronto Star

Suitor, Sharon 2017. #AmINext: Resisting Marginalization and Violence through First Nations Hashtag Activism

Peach, Harmony 2017. “Two Minutes to Register” Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation in Ontario: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the province’s official recruitment and registration website

Yarkin, Parma 2017. The Globe and Mail’s Coverage of the “Troll under the Bridge” : Matty Moroun

Farshori, Farwa 2016. Social Inovation: A Promotional Tactic for the Neoliberal University or a Means of Change?

Brooks, Mason Elliot 2016 "Continuity Through Change": Twitter's Exploitation of #BlackLivesMatter

Romanko, Anne-Marie 2016.  A Curriculum in Capitalism: EnRICHed Start as Neoliberal Financial Literacy Education

Alsaadi, Miram 2016. Beauty and the Online World: A Visual and textual Analysis of Personal Branding and the YouTube Beauty Guru

Lilly, Vanessa  2015. Restoring Rehtaeh Parsons’ Rape Narrative-An Analysis of #YouKnowHerName on Twitter

Wang, Shuo 2015.  Home and away: representing the Chinese homosexual diaspora in The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Happy Together (1997)

Kim Jihong. 2015. South Korean Cinema in the 21st century: Reading Park Chan-Wook's Vengeance Trilogy

Cardin, Melodie. 2015.  Midwifery in Ontario Hospitals: Negotiating Power, Advocacy and “Alternatives”

Armbruster, Natalie. 2015.  The corporate co-optation of the "Natural" food label: A case study of Maple Leaf Food's Natural Selections line

Mastrocola, Daniela. 2014.  The Canadian Seal Wars on CBC News

Nardone, Jaclyn. 2014. Beyond The ‘Free Speech Wall’: The 'Conservative Labyrinth' On Canadian Campuses

Landry, Andrea. 2014. Defenders of the Land: The Canadian Broadcasting Company`s portrayal of Indigenous Struggle

O’Meara, Victoria. 2014. SlutWalk in the News: Women in Protest and the Canadian Mainstream Media

Krizan, Lydia. 2013. Intensive Livestock Operations: Analysis Of Mainstream Media Coverage

Shuraydi, Amny. 2013. All-American Muslim:  A review of contemporary Arab American identity, double consciousness, and Orientalist perspectives

Harney, Sarah. 2013. Occupying The Globe And Mail: The Story Of The 99% As Told By The 1%  

O’Brien, Joseph. 2013. Tattoos In Media Representations: An Examination Of Subcultural Or Figurational Characteristics

Keown, Mary Katherine. 2013. Shootinggenocide Documentary photography and the 1994 Rwandan genocide: An exploration of political messaging, the visual representation of pain and memorialization

Gacesa, Jelena. 2013. Mail Order Brides, Brides, Prostitutes And Domesticated Housewives: How Hollywood Hijacked The Eastern European Woman

Aytimur, Hilal. 2012. Reproductions Of Theodicy In Hollywood’s Mainstream Horror Cinema

Fowlow, Patrick. 2012. Banksization: how Bansky follows the tenets of mcdonaldization and disneyization to create his brand.

Rolfe, Meghan. 2012. A Multiperspectival Analysis of Beauty Advertisements in Teen Vogue: Exploring how the “Beauty Ideal” is sold to teens.

Yu, Fengchao. 2011. The Egyptian Uprising: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Coverage in the Toronto Star

Feng, Xue. 2011. The Picture of Consumerism, Mammonism and Materialism in the Life Circle of the “Affluent 2nd Generation” In China—Semiotic Analysis of Familyⁿ (2011)

Paglione, Joshua. 2011. The Commodification of Gay Politics: An examination of local media coverage of the Windsor Pride Festival.

Devin, Alexandria. 2010. The Cost of Friendship: The Commodification of User Information on Facebook

Kotow, Crystal. 2010. Fat-Positivity or Positively Disappointing? : An Examination of the Representation of Woman on More to Love

Freitas, Chris. 2010. Where Do We Go From Here? A Subcultural Analysis of Female-Fronted Goth Metal

Petgrave, Ramon. 2010. Hip Hop Music and Black America: An Investigation into the Representational Work of Hip Hop Videos

Aladejebi, Jenyo. 2009. Black Masculinity and Reality Television: The Flavor of Love Show

Parent, Brian G. 2008. Drumming to a Different Beat: Coverage of the Live 8 Concerts in Mainstream and Alternative Media