No. 386 - July 11, 2016



Coming Events

Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, July 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Law Building 219C (Banks Room)
Hosted by Karen Kueneman, Research Officer. The workshop will benefit faculty members who are engaged in (or will be engaged in) writing grant applications. Some broad areas of focus for this workshop will be: general tips for writing grant applications (not only for SSHRC); grant writing for a multidisciplinary committee; SSHRC committee scoring and how this relates to effective grant writing; budget tips; CV tips; application process and procedures.

GRC Presents…Hands-on with Photoshop
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lab A
Presented by Erin Carroll, FIMS Technical Manager. This workshop is for beginner users who are curious about learning Photoshop. Erin will include an introduction to the basic tools so you can design your own graphics, change colours, erase bits and clone out unwanted objects. The workshop will also include an introduction to layers, masks, and how to save file types.

Summer Farmer’s Market
Tuesdays
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Outside McIntosh Gallery
Beginning on June 13, the market will run every Tuesday in the green space beside McIntosh Gallery across from the Social Science Building. Visit the market for fresh, locally produced food.

Yoga Class with Ajit Pyati
Tuesday, July 12 and July 19, 2016
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
NCB Atrium
This class is for all levels of practitioners, whether doing yoga for the first time or for many years.  We will be doing yoga postures (asana) in coordination with breathing, often in gentle ways but moving up to moderate levels of exertion.  The emphasis will be on developing greater calm, relaxed focus, and body awareness.  Each class ends with a lying down relaxation period.  If you have a yoga mat, please bring one. The yoga class will be available every Tuesday between May 17 and August 9.
If you'd like to be added to the fimsyoga@uwo.ca listserv for class updates and news, please contact Ajit Pyati: apyati@uwo.ca   

Meditation Class – “Breathe and Relax” with Ajit Pyati
Thursday, July 14 and July 21, 2016
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
UCC 76
Need some time and space to relax and de-stress?  This class is an opportunity to find some calm and centeredness in the often hectic lives we lead.  We’ll practice a number of relaxation and centering exercises, starting from breathing exercises to simple meditations.  You will learn practical techniques to reconnect to your natural relaxation response, which you can take with you into your daily life. The meditation class will be available every Thursday between May 19 and August 11.

GRC Presents…Research Productivity & Image Metrics
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
NCB 293
Presented by Janice Winkler-Callighen and Lindsay Bontje, MLIS Candidates. Janice and Lindsay will talk about basic uses for research metrics, H-Indexes, general metric types, discipline specific metrics, where to find them and the roles of librarians in research metrics.



News & Announcements


Reminder to complete the new WHMIS training – All Western employees
Canada is adopting new international standards - the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Changes include a move from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and a new labelling system. The new system is called WHMIS 2015 and will replace WHMIS 1998. WHMIS 2015 is currently being phased in and must be fully in place by December 2018. The government requires that workers be trained on both the old and new WHMIS during this transition period while both systems are present in the workplace.

All staff, faculty, graduate students, work study and co-op students and volunteers at Western must receive training in WHMIS 2015 now and so will be required to take the new version by August 31, 2016. Legislation makes this new training mandatory, even if an individual's WHMIS training has not expired. Access the training module at http://www.uwo.ca/hr/learning/required/index.html



Awards & Accomplishments


Angela Pollak, LIS Phd graduate and current MLIS instructor, has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta. Read the announcement from the University of Alberta.



Publications & Presentations


Luke Arnott (Assistant Professor, MS PhD '15) has published a chapter entitled "Arkham Epic: Batman Video Games as Totalizing Texts" in the volume Contemporary Research on Intertextuality in Video Games (Eds. Christophe Duret and Christian-Marie Pons, IGI Global 2016).

Bernd Frohmann, Adjunct Professor, published the following:
Frohmann, Bernd. “General Intellect, Communication and Contemporary Media Theory.” In Information Cultures in the Digital Age: A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro, edited by M. Kelly and J. Bielby, xviii, 479 p. 22 illus., 14 illus in color. Springer, 2016.

Chandell Gosse and Vicki O’Meara, Media Studies PhD students, co-authored an industry report on diversity in the video game industry for the International Game Developers Association.

Saumava Mitra, Media Studies PhD candidate, authored an article entitled “Socio-cultural contexts and peace journalism: A case for meso-level comparative sociological investigation of journalistic cultures’ which was published in the journal, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.

Niel Scobie, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented his paper “Translocality and the Articulation of a Jamaican/Canadian Identity in the Music of Michie Mee” during the It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At: International Hip Hop Studies Conference at the University of Cambridge, June 23-25, 2016.

Danielle Taschereau Mamers, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented “Decolonizing the plains: bison life beyond colonial commodification” at the University of Alberta’s Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies conference, June 21-23 in Edmonton AB.



In the Media


Anabel Quan-Hasse, Associate Professor, was quoted in the London Free Press article, “Beyond Movies closing at the end of summer, leaving Jumbo Video as last video rental store in London,” on June 29, 2016.



Additional Activities of Note


Sonya de Laat, Media Studies PhD candidate, had a series of her photographs published in the June edition of the Hamilton Arts and Letters Magazine, Issue 9.1, 2016: Portfolio: Barton Village Series by Sonya de Laat, with an Introduction by Amanda Dudnik.

Sonya also has an entry entitled, "Congo Free State, 1904: Humanitarian Photographs," in the online “Atlas on Humanitarianism and Human Rights” officially launched this month: http://wiki.ieg-mainz.de/ghra/index.php?title=Online_Atlas_on_the_History_of_Humanitarianism_and_Human_Rights.

Her contribution was part of her participation in last summer's inaugural Global Humanitarianism Research Academy.



News from the Graduate Resource Centre


The GRC Presents ... mostly Tuesdays, 12-1pm, NCB 293 or Lab A
(A series of seminars and workshops to support the graduate community @ FIMS)

Hands-on with Photoshop - Erin Carroll, FIMS Technical Manager
Tuesday, July 12, 12-1pm, Lab A
This workshop is for beginner users who are curious about learning Photoshop.
Erin will include an introduction to the basic tools so you can design your own graphics, change colours, erase bits and clone out unwanted objects. The workshop will also include an introduction to layers, masks, and how to save file types.

Research Productivity & Impact Metrics - Janice Winkler-Callighen & Lindsay Bontje, MLIS Candidates
Tuesday, July 19, 12-1pm, NCB293
Janice and Lindsay will talk about basic uses for research metrics, H-indexes, general metric types, discipline specific metrics, where to find them and the roles of librarians in research metrics.

Computing Hardware - Matt Ward, FIMS Computing Services
Tuesday, July 26, 12-1pm, NCB293
Do you know what's inside that machine you're using?
Join Matt in this hands-on, interactive session as we take apart a computer to look at what's inside.
There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

Sign-up sheets are available in the library, or email fimsgrc@uwo.ca to let us know that you will attend the event.



News from Western Libraries


Featured Resource: Choice Reviews Online

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Scanning Service for Journal Articles in Storage:

When the article you need is in a print journal volume that is in Storage, you can have the entire volume retrieved and come to a Western Libraries location to pick it up, or you can take advantage of a scanning service that lets you get a pdf version of the article within two business days. For more information about the Western Libraries Digital Delivery Service, see http://www.lib.uwo.ca/borrowing/edd.html.

From the New Books Shelf....

News Media and the Neoliberal Privatization of Education / Zane C. Wubbena, Derek R. Ford, Brad J. Profilio, editors.
DBW stack P96.E29N48 2016

Films and games : interactions / edited by Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V. / Deutsches Filmmuseum
DBW stack ovrsize PN1995.9.V46F55 2015

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff (5th edition) / John J. Burke



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 bblue@uwo.ca.

The next issue of the FIMS Graduate Bulletin will be published on Monday, July 25. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, July 22.