Our people

Media Studies is an interdisciplinary program with over 50 members from UVic Libraries and 18 departments and programs across the Faculties of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences. The program also houses a research lab called the Praxis Studio.

Jentery Sayers directs Media Studies, and he works with Katie Croudy-Hollott in our program's general office to administer the Media Studies certificate. 

Program committee (2023-24) 

Our program committee reviews our curriculum and the courses we offer. A librarian, a Media Studies staff member, an undergraduate student, two community representatives and faculty members in the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences serve on the committee each year. 

Name Affiliation Email
Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier Anthropology
Katie Croudy-Hollott Staff Representative
Janelle Jenstad English
Chase Joynt Gender Studies
Alexis Luko Music
Juls Macdonell Student Representative
Shaun Macpherson Engineering Lead; Flashpoint
Tri Phuong Pacific and Asian Studies
Jentery Sayers English; Director of Media Studies
waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy Gender Studies
Christine Walde Libraries
Steph Kwetásel’wet Wood Journalist and reporter; The Narwhal

Please email  if you would like a list of all our program members.

Instructors (2023-24)

The following UVic faculty members are teaching Media Studies courses in 2023-24. Please note that 2023-24 is the first year of our program. We expect to offer more Media Studies courses, such as MDIA 300, in the near future.  

Name Course Email
Janelle Jenstad MDIA 350 (Spring 2024)
Jentery Sayers MDIA 200 (Fall 2023; Spring 2024)

Research lab

Jentery Sayers established the Praxis Studio (formerly the Maker Lab in the Humanities) in 2012 with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF). The Studio specializes in game studies, including the production of video essays about games. Email the Studio at  to learn more about how to get involved in their research.  

Contact us

Feel free to contact us with your questions about the Media Studies program. 

Jentery Sayers (he / him),  

General inquiries
Katie Croudy-Hollott,  or 250-721-7230


Mailing address
Media Studies Program
Jentery Sayers, Director
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada

Courier or in-person address
Media Studies Program
Jentery Sayers, Director
University of Victoria
Clearihue Building C343
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada