Student Research

The following is a list of published theses from FIMS' thesis-based graduate programs. Also see creative projects completed by Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture students, and the Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP), open access, peer-reviewed journal.

(Note: hyperlinks are included for theses that were submitted to Scholarship@Western and are now available through Western's Electronic Theses & Dissertation Repository. Those without hyperlinks are not currently available through the e-repository).

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Berg, Selinda. Expertise, Mediation, and Technological Surrogacy: A Mixed Method Critical Analysis of a Point of Care Evidence Resource.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2017
Supervisors: Roma M. Harris and Nadine Wathen
Hoad-Reddick, Kate. Pitching the Feminist Voice: A Critique of Contemporary Consumer Feminism.
Phd in Media Studies, November 2017
Supervisor: Romayne Smith Fullerton
de Laat, Sonya. Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation of Humanitarianism.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Del Pino, Alan. The Representation of the Canadian Government's Warrantless Domestic Collection of Metadata in the Canadian Print News Media.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Pam McKenzie
Mitra, Saumava. Local-Global Tensions: Professional Experience, Role Perceptions and Image Production of Afghan Photojournalists Working for a Global Audience.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Susan Knabe
Rashid, Shahad. Mapping the Arab Diaspora: Examining Placelessness and Memory in Arab Art.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Shaheen, Qudsia. Communities of Practice as a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy: A Qualitative Secondary Ethnographic Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2017
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Griffin, Darcy. (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2017
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Schreurs, Kathleen. The E-Writing Experiences of Literary Authors.
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 2017
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Pieber, Darryl A. A Place for Locative Media: A Theoretical Framework for Assessing Locative Media Use in Urban Environments.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2017
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Eldik, Tom. Pharmaceutical Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Analyses of Policy Stakeholders and Supreme Court of Canada Interveners.
Master of Health Information Science, June 2017
Supervisors: Sandra Regan and Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Taschereau Mamers, Danielle. Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing: Documentary Governance of Indigenous Life in Canada and its Disruption.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2017
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Deda, Erisa. Living with COPD through the eyes of veterans and their spouses residing in Ontario.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2017
Supervisor: Deborah Fitzsimmons