No. 394 - November 28, 2016

  • Coming Events:

    - FIMSwrites
    - FIMS United Way Bake Sale
    - "Citizenship in a Digital World: Navigating Privacy in the Age of Online Visability"
    - LIS 9004 Student Poster Session
    - "Multilingual Information Access in Global Contexts" - LIS 9733/9843 Student Poster Session
    - "Naming (or not naming) Names: An International Comparison of Crime Coverage"
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, December 5, 2016 - Staff move begins, disruptions possible
    - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Last Day of FIMS graduate classes
    - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Staging Building moves
    - Thursday, December 8, 2016 - GRC Library closed until December 15
    - Thursday, December 15, 2016 - First group of faculty move
    - Monday, December 19, 2016 - Second group of faculty move
    - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Undergraduate classes begin
    - Monday, January 9, 2017 - FIMS graduate classes begin
  • News & Announcements:

    - Information about the move available online
    - Share Your Voice for Western’s Student Mental Health and Wellness Strategic Plan
    - Apply now for the Ali Mustafa Memorial Award 2017
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Isioma Elueze
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Yimin Chen
    - Niall Conroy
    - Isioma Elueze
    - Saumava Mitra
    - Mark Rayner
    - Victoria L. Rubin
  • In the Media:

    - Yimin Chen
  • News from the Graduate Resource Centre:

  • News from Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

FIMSwrites
Wednesday, November 30 and December 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grad Club
To provide some solidarity in the sometimes-solitary writing process, FIMS graduate students host some informal/structured writing time at the Grad Club. We’ll be meeting every Wednesday morning this semester starting at 9:30am. All FIMS graduate students, staff and faculty are welcome to bring their laptops and join in to sit, grab some coffee and write (reading is good too!) - drop by at any point in the morning.

FIMS United Way Bake Sale
Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NCB 266
This is the final United Way fundraiser for this year. It's not just any bake sale – this one is all about cookies and squares, so if you have a favourite cookie or square recipe, and would like to donate some baking for the sale, please let Shelley Long know.  

In addition to some yummy treats, we will have a few odds and sods for sale – Paulette Rothbauer’s mom has donated some adorable knitted items, Kane Faucher has offered us some cool fossils, and who knows what else might be up for grabs? We also have a giant jar full of candy (and a $10 hospitality services gift card) that will go to the lucky person who guesses the correct number of items in the jar ($1 per guess, 3 guesses for $2).

"Citizenship in a Digital World: Navigating Privacy in the Age of Online Visability"
Thursday, December 1, 2016
5:00 p.m.
MC 6
This panel will discuss the interaction of Privacy and Citizenship in our digital contexts, and will be followed by a discussion with the audience. The panel will discuss and address the role of privacy in participatory citizenship in an online world. What does it mean to be a citizen online, and what are some implications of privacy for democracy? In light of current events, both nationally with the CSIS revelations of keeping unauthorized sensitive data, and internationally with the recent American election, what sense can we make of privacy’s role in our lives? The panel will discuss sociopolitical considerations as well as concrete tools to support one another’s privacy. Panelists include: Alissa Centivany, Charlotte Brun, datejie green, Matt Ward.

LIS 9004 Student Poster Sesson
Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
NCB First Floor Atrium
Please join the two sections of the required MLIS Research Methods and Statistics course (LIS 9004) as the students share their research proposals in poster form.

"Multilingual Information Access in Global Contexts" - 2016 Student Poster Session
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
GRC
The students from Professor Victoria Rubin's LIS 9733/9843 will be holding a poster session. Come out and discuss their work with them. See a full list of poster titles (pdf).

"Naming (or not naming) Names: An International Comparison of Crime Coverage"
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
London Public Library, Masonville Branch
30 North Centre Rd
Presented by Romayne Smith Fullerton as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.
Abstract: In North America, persons accused of serious crimes can expect to be the focus of intense media scrutiny from the time of the initial accusations until the court verdict and beyond. Their name, address, age, and background all become grist for the public via mainstream news. This is regular practice in Canada, but naming names and providing intimate details about the accused, their children, and their families is not routine in other parts of the world. Why are these journalistic practices different and what do the practices suggest about privacy, the public right to know, and justice itself?



Important Dates


- Monday, December 5, 2016 - Staff move begins, disruptions possible
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Last Day of FIMS graduate classes
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Staging Building moves
- Thursday, December 8, 2016 - GRC Library closed until December 15
- Thursday, December 15, 2016 - First group of faculty move
- Monday, December 19, 2016 - Second group of faculty move
- Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Undergraduate classes begin
- Monday, January 9, 2017 - FIMS graduate classes begin



News & Announcements


Move information available online
All the information you've received via email regarding the move to the FIMS & Nursing Building is also available online at http://move.fims.uwo.ca. The site includes timelines, a map, a checklist for packing up your office, and lots of other information that may be useful.  

Share Your Voice for Western’s Student Mental Health and Wellness Strategic Plan
Western is committed to addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of its students. We are currently developing a mental health and wellness strategic plan and consulting with members of Western’s community. As we develop our plan, your input is essential to ensuring the success of this project.
 
Please take some time to provide your feedback by participating in our Western Mental Health Strategy: Share Your Voice Survey. Members of the Student Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Committee will use this feedback to guide the development of the plan. This anonymous online questionnaire includes five questions and will remain open until December 15, 2016.
 
You can access the questionnaire by clicking on the following link and choosing ‘Online Form’:  http://mentalhealthplan.uwo.ca.
 
To inform your responses, we encourage you to read the following resource: Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Mental Health Framework.

Apply now for the Ali Mustafa Memorial Award 2017
The award provides one-time funding to assist an individual freelance journalist in carrying out a photojournalism project that helps expand public understandings of a contemporary social issue or that contributes to social justice activism. The award will be valued at a maximum of $3000 (CAD) and may be used to cover the following costs: travel expenses, equipment, training, visas, insurance, and living expenses. To apply email: AliMustafaAward@gmail.com or visit: www.RememberingAliMustafa.org. APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2016. View the postcard (pdf)



Awards & Accomplishments


Isioma Elueze, LIS PhD Candidate, successfully defended her thesis titled, "Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating the Knowledge Translation Practices of Researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes in Nigeria" on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



Publications & Presentations


Yimin Chen, LIS PhD candidate, Niall Conroy, recent LIS PhD graduate, and Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor, jointly published an article on http://undark.org titled, "Education and Automation: Tools for Navigating a Sea of Fake News" on November 23. As of November 25, the article ranked as the top article on the website.

Isioma Elueze
, LIS PhD candidate, published a journal article entitled "Knowledge Translation in Agriculture: A Literature Review / L'application des connaissances dans le secteur agricole: une revue de la littérature " in The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Volume 40, Number 3, September / septembre 2016. (http://bit.ly/cjils403a)

Saumava Mitra, Media Studies PhD candidate, presented a paper entitled 'The ‘myths’, ‘motivators’, ‘flaks’ and ‘frames’ in Afghan photojournalism and the lessons for Peace Journalism' in Oslo, Norway on 7th of November, 2016 at the international conference on 'Best Practices on Teaching War, Conflict and Peace Journalism' organized by the Norwegian UNESCO Commission and Department of Media and Journalism Studies of the Oslo and Akerhus University College.

Mark Rayner, FIMS lecturer, published a short story online in the Saturday Evening Post called "Wormageddon" on November 18, 2016.



In the Media


Yimin Chen, LIS PhD candidate, appeared on the SOGS Gradcast radio show on November 21 to discuss his research on internet communities and memes. 



News from the Graduate Resource Centre


The GRC is closed for one week starting Thursday, December 8 and will reopen in our new location on Thursday, December 15.
Hours of Operation Dec 15-23 and Jan 3-6
Monday to Friday: 8:30-4:30
Closed weekends



News from Western Libraries


Featured Resource: NAXOS Music Library

To easily hear seasonal music wherever you are, check out the Naxos Music Library through the Western Libraries web site. Included are Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and a huge array of popular music of the holiday season. You can search by artist, genre or composer and listen to single tracks or entire albums. (Just remember to log in to the campus network if you are connecting from Off Campus.)

From the New Books Shelf....

Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killing, Intimidation and Security / Simon Cottle, Richard Sambrook and Nick Mosdell
DBW stack PN4784.W37C68 2016

The Funniest Pages: International Perspectives on Humor in Journalism / edited by David Swick and Richard Lance Keeble
DBW stack PN4784.W58F86 2016

Democracy's Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism / James T. Hamilton
DBW stack PN4888.I56H36 2016

Western Libraries wishes FIMS faculty, students and staff a safe and happy holiday season!



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, January 16. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, January 13.