Please note that lab access and in-person technical support continues to be unavailable until further notice.  Equipment reservations have re-opened in a limited capacity.  Thank you for your understanding, is still available for remote technical assistance. 

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GEM Statement on Anti-Blackness and #BLM

There is an ambivalence, even heartbreak, in writing solidarity statements. Because they are so often used as “cover,” in the sense of business as usual or risk management, and because our banks, mobile phone providers, and the university itself has hijacked its language, branding affiliations. And yet to seek out and provide for solidarity and communion is essential. It is essential to our work as teachers and students, researchers and intellectuals, activists and organizers, pessimists and dreamers.


The Global Emergent Media Lab is committed to Black communities and anti-racist movements and to combatting ongoing colonial violence, police brutality, racial capitalism, and white supremacy. We believe in the work of scholars, activists, and organizers and in their demand to examine and to end white supremacy in its systemic, institutional, and everyday forms. We join communities all over the world in mourning and seeking justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, ...

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Lab access


Faubourg Building 630.15

Concordia University - SGW Campus

1250 Guy Street, Montreal, QC

Buzz the intercom at the Fine Arts Graduate Research Labs door to gain entry. (FB. 630)

Membership / Access:

The GEM LAB is open for research affiliates, workshops, events and access to digital media equipment. For more information contact us.

Concordia Film Studies MA/PhD students can access lab assistance and resources through contacting the lab technician. 

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Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, 1250 Guy Street, FB 319,Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 2T4

Mailing address: Gem Lab, School of Cinema, FB 319, Concordia University, 

1455 Maisonneuve BLVD. West, Montreal, QC Canada, H3G 1M8


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