Western News / February 16: Health Information Sciences PhD student Brad Hiebert is looking into how rural male farmers are accessing health-care services and how to improve access for general health information.
According to Jacquelyn Burkell, Assistant Dean and professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, the biographical archive we create online hinders our ability to forget the past and as a result, we lose the ability to construct our own stories and sense of self.
Victoria Rubin, a professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, has been working on deception detection since 2010, more recently focusing on developing an algorithm to detect fake news.
(From Western News, January 25): When Drake first broke onto the music scene, he climbed the charts. Fast. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in 2010 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Part of the FIMS Researcher Spotlight Series: Romayne Smith Fullerton, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, and colleague Professor Maggie Jones Patterson of Duquesne University, heard a story in 2009 that made a marked impression on them.
The FIMS Graduate Library has been awarded the Ontario Library Association's Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award, recognizing them for their work in protecting digital privacy rights and educating students in digital privacy issues, academic freedom, and anti-surveillance technology.
FIMS faculty members have authored and edited a number of books over the last year, with works including an in-depth exploration of social media research methods, an examination of major crime coverage in Canada, a close look at the genuine experience of reading, and a collection of published essays.
FIMS professor Amanda Gryzb is working with Molly Todd from Montana State University on a memory project looking to unearth the stories and experiences of Salvadoran civil war refugees while helping the community reclaim its experience and collective history (from Western News, November 30, 2016)
Professor Sam Trosow will serve as a panelist, along with Amy MacPherson, an independent Canadian investigative journalist, for this Inter American Press Association event on Tuesday, September 20th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Middlesex College, room 15. Commentary and response to follow the panel.
By Dan Brown, London Free Press, published August 14, 2016: A solitary activity, writing often attracts loners. That makes it all the more surprising that a group of students and professors at Western University get together every week to write in a group setting.
Professor Grant Campbell, Professor Amanda Grzyb, and Professor Romayne Smith Fullerton were among the Canadian researchers named as recipients of 2016 SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Grants in a government press release issued on September 9, 2016.
Professor Nick Dyer-Witheford has been awarded the Gertrude J. Robinson book prize for his monograph titled, "Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex." Professor Dyer-Witheford accepted the award at the Canadian Communication Association's Annual Meeting on May 30 in Calgary.
The events that Kate Johnson's research focuses on may have taken place over a half-century ago, but they're still just as relevant today. The Library & Information Science professor finds similarities between the RCMP's anti-communist campaign to purge homosexuals from the civil service in the 1950s and today's widespread culture of Islamophobia.
Professor Edward Comor has been awarded the title of Faculty Scholar. The award recognizes the achievements and all around contribution of faculty members in teaching and/or research. Faculty Scholars retain the designation for a two-year period. Comor will hold the distinction from 2016 - 2018.
In a technology literate age, children don't see a difference between e-books and their printed, dog-eared counterparts, with both occupying children's literal and virtual libraries, a new study suggests.
Professor Sarah T. Roberts was a guest on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Tuesday, March 22. Professor Roberts was discussing the invisible moderation of your social media feeds (video).
When Associate Professor Victoria Rubin joined FIMS in 2006, she received funding from the faculty to study the credibility of blogs, assessing how online writers express biases and opinions.
FIMS Associate Professor Sharon Sliwinski stumbled across one of Nelson Mandela's dreams by accident. She bought his autobiography - back on shelves just after his death - while stuck at an airport and read it on a long flight.
On September 22, the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists announced that Professor Nadine Wathen will be inducted into their ranks.
Jamie Johnston, a doctoral student visiting FIMS this summer from the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Akershus University in Oslo, Norway, is wrapping up her stay this week. She took some time to talk about her trip and what she plans to do next.
Elise Thorburn, Media Studies PhD candidate, is the first student in FIMS to take on the challenge of an open dissertation defence
Read about the latest research from Associate Professor Anabel Quan-Haase and Veronika Lukacs looking at 'creeping' on Facebook.
Read this Western News article detailing the recent announcement of government funds which will allow Nadine Wathen's PreVAiL to continue its work into preventing domestic abuse.
Professor Nadine Wathen's PreVAiL Research Network has been awarded significant new funding by the Canadian government to continue work into addressing family violence.
In September and October, PhD candidate Saumava Mitra traveled to Kabul to conduct research, taking on a trip both risky and rewarding
Professor Nadine Wathen, postdoc Jen MacGregor, and their research network worked with the Canadian Labour Congress in 2014 to conduct a survey on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. The results of that project are now being released.
Media Studies PhD student Jason Netherton is featured in this Western News story from April 24.
Standing between you and the online world is a faceless group of people who either protect or prevent, depending on your perspective, certain content from seeing the light of day.
Professor Burkell discussed online privacy issues with Anna Maria Tremonti for a segment on February 3, 2014.
Associate Professor Norma Coates published this editorial in Western News on January 30, 2014.
Read some reflections from Daniel Mumba, LIS PhD student, who is currently conducting field research in Zambia.
FIMS researchers Nadine Wathen and Roma Harris are involved with the study, and participated in a press conference on August 30.
The research report, entitled "Objections to the Proposed Access Copyright Post-Secondary Tariff and its Progeny Licenses: A Working Paper," was released on August 14, 2012.
Assistant Professor Bill Irwin is featured in this article on thewhig.com, from Tuesday, July 10.
Diane Neal and Nadine Desrochers are interviewed by a London Free Press reporter as part of the Research Day activities that took place on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Diane Neal, Faculty of Information and Media Studies assistant professor, is involved in an ongoing research study to examine how university students search for e-mental health information and resources.
FIMS' Digital Labour Group publishes special double-issue of the journal /ephemera/.
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