After completing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Kaitlin Jingco wanted to switch gears. A passion for storytelling drew her to the Masters of Media in Journalism and Communications program and, despite some push back from her loved ones, she applied and was soon accepted.
As the capstone project arrived, Kaitlin knew she wanted to use the opportunity to tell a story very important to her. Kaitlin’s parents had immigrated to Canada from the Philippines as teenagers, and in an attempt to address the misconceptions associated with Canadian immigrants, Kaitlyn created an integrated story focused on the journeys of several participants in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The webpage, complete with interview clips, infographics and photos, paints a picture of the struggles that these immigrants and their families faced in their immigration into Canada and its workforce, and addresses the negative biases associated with foreign workers.
Read Kaitlin’s full story, the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) blog, here.
Capstone Projects are produced by MMJC students at the very end of the program, as a chance to demonstrate their new skills and explore ideas and themes that interest them. You can learn more about the MMJC program at the FIMS website: fims.uwo.ca/mmjc