Department of Media Studies

A bridge between thinking and practicing media

Department Faculty:

  • Robin Davies
  • Joy Gugeler
  • Ravindra Mohabeer, Ph.D. – Chair
  • Debra Pentecost, Ph.D.
  • Doug Stetar
  • Alanna Williams
  • Department Technician:

  • Chris Alemany
  • Contract Faculty:

  • Ashley Blacquiere
  • Richard Boyce
  • Affiliated Faculty:

  • Daniel Burgoyne
    x Daniel Burgoyne

    Daniel Borgoyne, Chair, Department of English, VIU, developed INTR 100, “Popular Culture and University Writing” and INTR 101, “Digital Media and Literature,” with Media Studies faculty member, Doug Stetar. Daniel is often engaged in co-teaching these INTR course offerings. http://english.viu.ca/daniel-burgoyne

  • Kevin Mazutinec
    x Kevin Mazutinec
  • Honourary Associate:

  • Marshall Soules
  • Support Staff

  • Ros Davies
    x Ros Davies


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    Chris Alemany

    Chris Alemany

    Areas of focus

    • Computer Technician
    • Technical support for Media Studies Department


    Teaching focus

    • Class assistant in a few Digital Production courses.



    Information Technology and Applied Systems program (2000)
    Specialty in Wide Area Technologies


    Chris is a Computer Technician, Class Assistant, administrator and generally the go-to guy for tech help in the Media Studies Department. Open Labs are posted every semester where Chris is available specifically for student support, however, outside of those specified times Chris is always available by email or by dropping by his office. His technical experience centres around Apple computers and mobile devices but also supports the Windows or Linux computer worlds when the need arises.

    Chris lives in Port Alberni and commutes to VIU daily. His interests outside VIU including sustainability, climate change, and politics in general. Chris is a City Councillor for the City of Port Alberni (2014-present) and also runs a popular community weather website at www.alberniweather.ca and is generally active in the Port Alberni volunteer and environmental community.