We see the light in you.

A Digital Culture

The current era we are living in is marked with rapid communication. From augmented reality that seeks to teach empathy, data storytelling to visualize migration in the diverse city of Vancouver, to sharing counter-narratives through social media, Media Studies at The University of British Columbia is birthed from this unique time. 

Mediums of Expression

The multifaceted affordances of a digital culture allow for powerful expressions of what it means to be human. 

About Beacon

An inclusive platform, Beacon celebrates the creativity of students with exuberant & quieter voices who see Media as a beacon to illuminate the unique stories within them & illuminate the stories that need to be told – shedding light on new perspectives. 

Each year, Beacon: UBC Journal of Media Studies will select and feature the most ambitious  works produced by  UBC undergraduate students who create works related to Media Studies, assembling a journal of innovative and thought-provoking works in the field of Media. 

Check out our current and past issues, or find out how to submit your work! 

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. 

Land Acknowledgement

This journal is created at UBC Vancouver, which sits on the unceded, ancestral territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.