Jean Bruce (PhD Concordia) is Associate Dean of Graduate Education, FCAD and an associate professor in the School of Image Arts. Jean is responsible for maintaining high-quality graduate programs and student experiences and coordinating these efforts among the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, our Faculty and FCAD schools.
Jean has served on various school, faculty and university-wide curriculum committees. Jean has also represented FCAD on the university’s Academic Standards Committee and graduate program committees. She has served as Associate Chair and Interim Chair of the School of Image Arts and is a recipient of the Dean’s Service Award.
As part of SSHRC-funded scholarly work, Jean has organized international symposia and published research on Canadian cinema and television. She recently co-authored a book on the National Film Board of Canada’s ground-breaking film, Forbidden Love, and co-edited a special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies that examines gender and property on real estate reality TV shows in the post-financial crisis era. She is currently working on a book-length research project on advertising and consumer culture.
In addition to her role as Associate Dean, Jean supervises graduate thesis projects in Documentary Media, Film +Photography Preservation and Collections Management, and Communication and Culture. Jean teaches graduate courses in communication and cultural studies, visual culture and television.
With seven graduate programs across our nine schools, FCAD is a significant part of graduate education at Ryerson University, and we intend to build on this foundation even further. Under Jean’s leadership, we will continue to design and deliver the innovative, interdisciplinary and international graduate programs that are increasingly valued by students, employers and institutions across Canada.