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Catalyst Community

What is the Catalyst Community?

Our Community pages showcase a variety of resources such as publications, podcasts, blogs and videos from our Catalyst members.

We are working with the FCAD schools and community members to best determine how to support our graduate students, faculty and researchers. Our goal is to build an online community that is connected and supportive, just as The Catalyst has always been. 

During the COVID-19 closure

The Catalyst is developing online content. If you have any ideas for online events, talks or SRC initiatives - we can help! Please feel free to email Natalie Ramtahal at


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Discover Podcasts by FCAD Creators 

Dr. Cheryl & Emilie Podcast

21st Century Black - Episode 1 - How to Navigate Online Archives During Covid-19


21st-Century Black is a podcast hosted by Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries, and Emilie Jabouin, Ph.D. Candidate in the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture, Ryerson and York University. We have spent the past two years having many thought provoking conversations in private and we felt that now is the right time to share these conversations in a public forum. This podcast will cover social and cultural history in Canada and across the Black diaspora, media and popular culture, and contemporary discussions about race, anti-Black racism, the colonial, post-colonial and de-colonial.


Dr. Cheryl & Emilie

Dr. Cheryl & Emilie

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Romana Kassam

Romana Kassam



Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller

Naomi Skwarna

Naomi Skwarna


Rewatch previous events & content created by our community

Advice for Emerging Researchers, with David Gauntlett & Valeria Duarte (2020)

Recording of a Zoom session in December 2020 where David Gauntlett offers advice, based on his own experiences, for those -- such as PhD students and early-career academics -- wanting to have an interesting and fruitful academic career.


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