Bio (Chaseten Remillard)
Associate Professor and Program Head
Communication and Culture
Chaseten Remillard is a communications scholar interested in questions of social and environmental justice. With expertise in visual and professional communications, Remillard’s research includes topics as varied as homelessness, Canadian artist Bill Reid, hockey art, the Alberta Oil Sands, and shark films. Despite this eclecticism, he consistently interrogates how images gain and transmit meaning and how these meanings serve to reinforce particular “ways of seeing” ourselves and the world around us. Currently, Remillard is completing a book on the visual communication of homelessness in the Canadian press. He is happily married to his wife Tanya and is a proud father of three.
Prior to joining Royal Roads, Remillard taught communications at both University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He was nominated for a University of Calgary teaching award in 2009. He has also instructed at international colleges in India and Costa Rica, as well as designed and ran a conflict resolution course in Montenegro. He and his wife have started a small communications consultancy, which specializes at coaching applicants into professional medical programs.
Remillard earned a joint honours BA in History and English Literature from McGill University, and subsequently completed his MA and PhD in Communications Studies from the University of Calgary. For both graduate degrees, Remillard was the recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canadian Graduate Scholarship and was a nominee for the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal Award.