No. 367 - July 20, 2015

Coming Events

Outdoor Summer Market
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Across from Social Sciences
Buy fresh goods grown locally.  Run by Hospitality Services.  The market will be open every Tuesday for the summer season.

GRC Presents...Web Page in an Hour: Basic HTML and CSS

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Learn to create a web page in an hour using basic HTML and CSS.  Presented by Sarah Dashow, MLIS student.  Sign up in the GRC.

GRC Presents...The Tweeting Librarian: Everything you need to know about Twitter
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Courtney Boudreau.  Sign up in the GRC.

GRC Presents...Insights into Museum London
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Amber Lloydlangston, Curator, Regional History.  Sign up in the GRC.

Important Dates

- Monday, August 3, 2015 - Civic Holiday (offices closed)

News & Announcements

Datejie Green announced as next Asper Fellow (formerly CanWest Fellow)
Green holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from York University, and her professional background is in radio journalism, including producing feature interviews for CBC’s “As It Happens” and “The Current.”  Her stories for the latter range from an examination of news coverage of Rwanda and Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the Clinton years, to considerations of women’s rights in Iraq, and racism in the Canadian public service.  She has also published or presented on refugees in Canada, LGBTQ health, assisted human reproduction and the LGBTQ community, and on liberation movements in the Sudan.
More recently, she has worked as an organizer for the Canadian Media Guild, where she has focused on the precarious circumstance of freelance professionals in media and creative communications.  She has presented at a number of meetings on various aspects of this work.

Changes coming to Western Graphic Services Walk-Up Photocopying
Western Graphic Services has announced that they will be ceasing their pay-as-you-go, walk-up photocopying service as of August 31.  This means that all money currently loaded onto your copy cards must be used by August 31, as it is not refundable.  FIMS Computing Services is exploring future options for the FIMS community and there will be more information to come on this issue.

Awards & Accomplishments

Svitlana Maluzynsky, MLIS student, won the Manitoba Library Association (MLA)'s John Edwin Bissett Scholarship. The scholarship is available to graduates of the University of Manitoba who are pursuing a graduate degree in library and information science.

Publications & Presentations

Assistant Professor Sarah Roberts presented:
Sarah T. Roberts & Andrew Dicks (Western University, Canada): In the Shadows of the Upload: Filipino Commercial Content Moderators and the Globalized Digital Media Production Chain at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Montréal, QC, July 16, 2015.

Media Studies PhD student Trina Joyce Sajo recently published the following book chapter and journal article:

Cruz, Elinor May and Sajo, Trina Joyce. 2015. Cybersex as Affective Labour: Critical Interrogations of the Philippine ICT Framework and the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In  Arul Chib, Julian  May and Roxana Barrantes (Eds), Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South, pp. 187-202. Open access book.

Elinor May and Sajo, Trina Joyce. 2015. Exploring the cybersex phenomenon in the Philippines: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 69, 5, 1-21. Open access article.

News from the Graduate Resource Centre

GRC Regular Term Hours
Mon-Thurs : 8:30am-8pm
Fri : 8:30am-5pm
Sat/Sun : 1-5pm

The GRC Presents ...
(A series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community @ FIMS)

ARCC Tour with Tom Belton, Tuesday, July 14. 12-1:15pm. Meet outside the GRC.
Webpage in an Hour with Sarah Dashow, Tuesday, July 21. 12-1pm. NCB Lab A.
The Tweeting Librarian with Courtney Boudreau, Tuesday, July 28. 12-1pm. NCB Lab A.
Museum London with Amber Lloydlangston, Tuesday, August 4. 12-1pm. NCB 293.

News from Western Libraries

RefWorks Subscription Ending August 15th

The Western Libraries subscription to RefWorks is ending on August 15, 2015. There are a number of alternative citation mangement options that you can take advantage of and we can help get you started using some of the more common ones.

Annual Children's Art Show

The 19th Annual Children's Art Exhibit is on display until the end of August in Weldon's Spencer Gallery. We always look forward to this fun display of young talent and we hope you get a chance to enjoy it, too!

From the New Book Shelf...

Making Media Studies: The Creativity Turn in Media and Communications Studies/ David Gauntlett

Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster: Post-Apocalyptic Fictions and the Crisis of Social Order / Majid Yar
DBW stack PN56.D555Y37 2015

Immersive Words: Mass Media, Visuality and American Literature, 1839-1893/ Shelly Jarenski
DBW stack PS217.A35J37 2015

Next Issue

The Grad Bulletin is your source for news, announcements, and events pertaining to FIMS graduate programs. Submissions from the FIMS community are always welcome and may be sent via e-mail to

The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Tuesday, August 4 (Monday is a holiday). The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, July 31.