No. 436 - July 8, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - FIMSWrites
    - FIMS Grad Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
    - Public libraries as promoters of social sustainability?
    - Young women tell their stories about contraceptives
  • Important Dates:

    - Monday, August 5, 2019 - Civic Holiday (FIMS offices closed, no classes)
    - Friday, August 9, 2019 - Last day of FIMS classes for graduate students
  • News & Announcements:

    - Campus goes smoke-free
    - Celebrating Pride
    - FIMS Convocation ceremony available to view online
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Eugenia Canas
    - Alyssa Logie
    - Emmett Robinson Smith
    - Percy Sherwood
    - Nadine Wathen
    - Lydia Wilton
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Eugenia Canas
    - Nick Dyer-Witheford
    - Tanaz Javan
    - Atle Mikkola Kjosen
    - Martin Nord
    - Vicki O'Meara
    - Mark Aaron Polger
    - Nafiz Shuva (with Paulette Rothbauer)
    - Matt Stahl
    - James Steinhoff
  • In the Media:

    - Anabel Quan-Haase
    - Sharon Sliwinski
    - Matt Stahl
    - Nadine Wathen
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Aloa Alota
    - "Smoke Signals" Radio Archives Project gets underway
    - MAJ class of '94 visits FNB for 25th anniversary reunion
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

FIMSWrites
Wednesday, July 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FNB 4010
To provide some solidarity in the sometimes-solitary writing process there will be structured writing time every Wednesday morning, beginning July 8 until August 31. All FIMS graduate students, staff and faculty are welcome to bring their laptops and join in to sit and write (reading is good too!) - drop by at any point in the morning.

FIMS Grad Library Presents...Zotero Workshop
Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3010
Are you feeling overwhelmed with citation management? Join Kendall Sturgeon for a Zotero Workshop on Thursday July 18th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the FIMS Computing Lab (FNB 3010). We will be going over the basics of how to use this open source software to better organize your research and easily create your reference lists. It is recommended that you visit https://www.zotero.org/user/login/ to register for a free account before the workshop.

Public libraries as promoters of social sustainability?

Thursday, August 8, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4110
Presented by Johanna Rivano Eckerdal. This presentation will be based mainly on a paper written by Johanna Rivano Eckerdal and Lisa Engström of Lund University, Sweden (read more).

Young women tell their stories about contraceptives
Friday, August 9, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Johanna Rivano Eckerdal, Lund University, Sweden. The aim of this thesis is to study how young women’s information literacies are enacted in practices related to evaluation and use of information sources before choosing a contraceptive and thereby to discuss how these practices relate to the young women’s sexual and civic identities. A sociocultural perspective, which brings with it a view on information literacy as contingent and enacted in practices, is adopted.



Important Dates

- Monday, August 5, 2019 - Civic Holiday (FIMS offices closed, no classes)
- Friday, August 9, 2019 - Last day of FIMS classes for graduate students



News & Announcements


Campus goes smoke free
Western's campus moves completely smoke-free on July 1, 2019 supporting a healthier, cleaner campus environment. Our six current designated smoking areas will be phased out on main campus and all campus members will be required to move off campus to city-owned sidewalks to smoke or vape. You may view a map showing the location of the city-owned sidewalks around Western at https://www.uwo.ca/hr/form_doc/health_safety/doc/wellness/smoke_free_map.pdf

Celebrating Pride
Come visit MLIS students at a community outreach event for the Pride Library during London Pride's celebration in Victoria Park on July 27-28. Volunteers from the Pride Library, largely comprised of MLIS students, will be leading activities for both children and adults during the weekend celebration in the community tent. The activities will be in promotion of the Western's Pride Library, a collection of 12,000 donated LGBTQ materials that also features a study and reading space.

FIMS Convocation ceremony available to view online
If you were unable to attend the FIMS convocation ceremony on June 20, it is available to view online. The ceremony included honorary degree recipient Carol Hopkins, who addressed the graduates. Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation and is a member of Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiit (Delaware Nation at Moraviantown, Ont.) Hopkins has spent more than 20 years in the field of First Nations substance use and mental wellness. In recognition of this work, she was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada in 2018.



Awards & Accomplishments


Eugenia Canas, HIS PhD candidate, successfully defended her thesis titled, Working with Youth as Stakeholders in Mental Health System Transformation: An Institutional Ethnography of a Service Organization in ACCESS Open Minds, on June 27, 2019.

Alyssa Logie, MA in Media Studies student, successfully defended her thesis titled, Trauma, Creativity, And Bearing Witness Through Art: Marian Kołodziej's Labyrinth, on June 25, 2019.

Emmett Robinson Smith, MA in Popular Music & Culture student, successfully defended his thesis titled, I Need to Fight the Power, "But I Need that New Ferrari": Conspicuous Consumption, New-School Hip-Hop and "The New Rock & Roll," on June 21, 2019.

Percy Sherwood, Media Studies PhD student, won a Graduate Student Teaching Award. He previously won a GSTA in 2016-17 as a TA for the department of political science.

Professor Nadine Wathen was appointed to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in "Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence". The announcement of the SSHRC-funded appointment was made in mid-June and was one of 12 CRCs given to Western faculty this year. Read more in the article "FIMS Professor Nadine Wathen awarded a new Canada Research Chair."

Lydia Wilton, MA in Popular Music & Culture student, successfully defended her thesis titled, The Elements of Production: Myth, Gender, and the "Fundamental Task" of Producing Popular Music, on June 26, 2019.



Publications & Presentations


Eugenia Canas, PhD in Health Information Science candidate, published the following article:

Canas, E., Lachance, L., Phipps, D., & Birchwood, C. C. (2019). What makes for effective, sustainable youth engagement in knowledge mobilization? A perspective for health services. Health Expectations.

Nick Dyer-Witheford, Associate Professor, Atle Mikkola Kjosen, Assistant Professor, and James Steinhoff, PhD in Media Studies candidate, published the book Inhuman Power: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Capitalism in June through Pluto Press. Read a preview.

James Steinhoff also presented "The automation of automating automation: automation in the AI Industry" at CCA Congress at University of British Columbia on June 3.

Tanaz Javan, PhD in Health Information Science candidate, gave the following presentation in June:

Javan, T(2019, June). Organizational implementation of trauma- and violence-informed care: A multiple case study analysis. Talk at the workshop on surviving and thriving after genocide: lessons learned from the Yazidi resettlement. International Metropolis Conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Martin Nord, LIS PhD candidate, presented two conference papers:

"The Ethics of Documents in Relationships: The United Church of Canada and Its Reconciliation Documents" at the Conceptions of Library and Information Science 10th Annual Conference (CoLIS 10) at the University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia from June 16-19.

“Metaphors for Meaningful Documents” at The Document Academy 2019 Annual Meeting (DOCAM ’19) at the University of Toulon in Toulon, France from June 12-14.

Vicki O'Meara, PhD in Media Studies candidate, published an article titled, "The threat the bot brings," on notesfrombelow.org on June 8.

Mark Aaron Polger, MLIS'2000, published a book titled Library Marketing Basics in March 2019 through Rowman & Littlefield.

Nafiz Zaman Shuva, LIS PhD candidate, presented a paper he co-authored with Dr. Paulette Rothbauer titled, "'I probably would never get this job if I would not do this degree [in Canada]': Post-secondary education and job prospects for newcomers to Canada" at the International Metropolis Conference held in Ottawa from June 24 to 28, 2019.

Matt Stahl, Associate Professor, and his collaborator, Olafunmilayo Arewa (Law, Temple U.), presented the following paper in June:

“Accounting for Injustice: AFTRA, Work, & Singers,” French Academy of Legal Studies in Business / Association Française Droit et Management, Paris, June 2019.



In the Media


Professor Anabel Quan-Haase was featured in an episode of the Who Do You Think You Are? podcast, hosted by Nino Ricci. The episode was titled, "Is this the Good Place?" and explores "the social network as a safe haven for people to seek solace and understanding but also a bad place where negativity can fester." It was published on June 25, 2019.

Professor Sharon Sliwinski was quoted in an article titled, "Is it wrong to look at the harrowing photo of a drowned father and daughter?" published by The Guardian on June 27, 2019.

Matt Stahl, Associate Professor, was quoted in an article titled, "Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun catalog battle is about more than just music," published by NBCNews.com on July 2, 2019.

Professor Nadine Wathen took a turn participating in the Western News column Read. Watch. Listen. in a column titled, "'Silence' playing on a loop," published on June 25, 2019.



Additional Activities of Note

Aloa Alota, PhD Media Studies student, participated in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Civil Society Forum in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on July 3, 2019. The Civil Society Forum was organized to provide inputs for the 32nd Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government slated for July 7, 2019. Aloa's participation was funded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

"Smoke Signals" Radio Archives Project gets underway
To mark the beginning of the “’Smoke Signals’ Radio Show Archives Project,” faculty and students from Western recently teamed up with Dan and Mary Lou Smoke to talk about how tribute can be paid to their work at Western (read more).

MAJ class of '94 visits FNB for 25th anniversary reunion
Members of the 1994 Master of Arts in Journalism class returned to campus on June 15 for their 25th anniversary reunion celebration. The alumni visited FNB, had a chance to chat with FIMS Dean Lisa Henderson, and were given a tour of the new broadcast studio from Technical Manager Erin Carroll. Dave Mills and Wendie Crouch, retired MAJ staff members, also returned to participate in the reunion.



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Upcoming Workshops - FIMS Grad Library Presents...

Are you feeling overwhelmed with citation management? Join Kendall Sturgeon for a Zotero Workshop on Thursday July 18th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the FIMS Computing Lab (FNB 3010). We will be going over the basics of how to use this open source software to better organize your research and easily create your reference lists. It is recommended that you visit https://www.zotero.org/user/login/ to register for a free account before the workshop.

Summer Makerspace Meetups at the FIMS Graduate Library

July 17, 3:00-4:00 pm: Library Building Challenge!
Has library design been on your mind this term? Join us at this meetup to bring your ideas to life as we use a range of materials to build little libraries!

July 24, 3:00-4:00 pm: Book Swag Extravaganza!
Meet us in the Makerspace to use the Cricut machine, the button maker, and the sewing machine to make wearable “book swag.” Feel free to bring along old shirts or tote bags that are in need of a transformation!

July 31, 3:00-4:00 pm: Express yourself: Zine Making!
Need a break from writing reports and essays? In this meetup we’ll look at the library’s zine collection and experiment with making our own zines. No formatting rules, no citations, anything goes!



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 final summer issue of the Grad Bulletin will be published on Tuesday, August 6. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, August 2.