Professor Nick Dyer-Witheford and colleague and co-author Professor Svitlana Matviyenko, have won the Gertrude J. Robinson book prize for their 2019 publication Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism.
MMJC student Selena Romero was the winner of the 2020 HaakSaan Responsible Journalism Scholarship with this piece on the role of journalists in fighting the misinformation being spread about the COVID-19 global pandemic.
A search has begun for an academic appointment in Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous journalism, or indigenous creative production and teaching in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020.
Professor Emeritus Tim Craven, who retired from FIMS in 2008, passed away on August 17, 2020. Professor Craven taught in the Library and Information Science program (and before that the Graduate School of Library and Information Science) at Western for over 30 years.