No. 442 - November 11, 2019

  • Coming Events:

    - "Girls, Zines, and their Travels: Imagining Lives, Crafting Archives for the Next Century"
    - "GIS Day: Discover the Science of Where"
    - MMJC Open House
    - "Power & Global Health: Exploring and celebrating collaborations in Global Health Equity"
    - "Journeys of Migration: Did It Happen Here? Canadian Attitudes toward Immigration and Cultural Diversity in the Age of Trump and Brexit"
    - "Health Justice Extended: Freedom from Aging"
    - Grad Library Presents... Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
    - "#MeToo: A review of digital feminist literature"
    - Film Screening: Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)
    - Research Ethics Workshop: "Conducting research with or about human subjects"
  • Important Dates:

    - Friday, November 15, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM A&HB)
    - Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Fall Preview Day (Undergraduate recruitment event)
    - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM STvH)
  • News & Announcements:

    - WISSLR 2020 - Call for Papers
    - OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award
  • Awards & Accomplishments:

    - Karen Nicholson
  • Publications & Presentations:

    - Tim Blackmore
    - Jeremy Copeland
    - Jen MacGregor
    - Douglas Mann
    - Anabel Quan-Haase
    - Romayne Smith Fullerton (Tribute to Jonathan Burston)
    - Lindsay Sommerauer
    - Nadine Wathen
  • In the Media:

    - Yimin Chen
    - Hridi Das
    - Mark Kearney
    - Wynn Walters
  • Additional Activities of Note:

    - Shawn Cheatham
    - Sharon Sliwinski
  • News From the FIMS Graduate Library:

  • News From Western Libraries:

  • Next Issue:



Coming Events

"Girls, Zines, and their Travels: Imagining Lives, Crafting Archives for the Next Century"
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00 p.m.
FNB Creative Commons
Presented by Janice Radway as part of the FIMS Making Matters Speakers Series.
Descriptive and analytic accounts of girl zines have proliferated in the years since they first seemed to explode onto the public scene during the 1990s. Most of these accounts, whether in the mainstream press or in scholarly circles, focus on girl zinesters’ engagement with feminism and trace their origins to the Riot Grrrl movement, which is itself usually explained as originating in the activities of a small number of female-fronted bands that developed in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, however, research in the numerous zine archives that have been organized since the late 1990s suggests that girls and young women of the period actually took up the practice of zine-making and zine circulation for a range of reasons and in somewhat different contexts (continue reading).

GIS Day: Discover the Science of Where
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Map & Data Centre (Weldon Library)
Celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day alongside community leaders at this free, drop-in, interactive event. Not technical? That's okay, maps and mapping technology are more accessible now than ever before (continue reading).

MMJC Open House
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 3050 (Broadcast Studio)
If you know someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in journalism or communications, send them to this open house to learn more about the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program. See the broadcast studio, meet staff and faculty, and ask questions.

"Power & Global Health: Exploring and celebrating collaborations in Global Health Equity"
Thursday, November 14, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Great Hall, Somerville House
Keynote address presented by Dr. Arlene MacDougall: Global Mental Health: Innovation through Self and System Transformation. Event features food, music, posters, presentations and more. See the poster (pdf).

"Journeys of Migration: Did It Happen Here? Canadian Attitudes toward Immigration and Cultural Diversity in the Age of Trump and Brexit"
Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UCC 290
This presentation will include up-to-date findings on Canadians’ attitudes toward immigrants and refugees in an international context; attitudes toward ethnic and religious diversity; the experiences of discrimination of ethnic and racial minorities; and definitions of Canadian identity. What drives variations in Canadians’ attitudes over time? Are Canadian attitudes susceptible to international influences? And was the recent federal election impacted by Canadians’ changing views on immigration and cultural diversity? Event is free but registration is required.

"Health Justice Extended: Freedom from Aging"
Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Talk by Alex Mayhew. Responses from Zak Bronson and Kelsang Legden
Abstract: One of the critical insights Sridhar Venkatapuram articulated in his 2011 work Health Justice was that “to be healthy is a kind of freedom. To be free of impairment and pain.” He argues that our health expectations are socially constructed and have changed from time and place, but have systematically come under human control. Major health failures are no longer the result of random luck, such as a drought leading to famine or a new plague arriving from a distant land. Instead, today, major health failures are largely the result of social policy (continue reading). Part of the Mediations Lecture Series.

Grad Library Presents... Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
November 19 OR 20, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 4110
Join us for one of two hands-on Naloxone workshops with Kim Primok from the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Kim is a public health nurse with 6 years experience in sexual health and harm reduction. She will share the history of the Naloxone programming within MLHU and the community, discuss what Naloxone is and how it is used to reverse an opioid overdose and provide training on how to use Naloxone to save a life. Naloxone kits will be available for those who wish to have one. Each session is limited to 20 attendees.

"#MeToo: A review of digital feminist literature"
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
FNB 4070
Presented by Hélène Bigras-Dutrisac, Dennis Ho, Olivia Lake, Kaity Mendez, Darryl Pieber, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kelly Wang.
Abstract: The sudden spread of a single hashtag brought international attention to a Twitter movement in 2017 and created a networked community where survivors shared their experiences of sexual misconduct and abuse. The phrase #MeToo was coined by US-based community activist Tarana Burke in 2006 but it garnered international attention as a hashtag 11 years later when American actress Alyssa Milano used the phrase on Twitter. With this project, we present work in progress on our review of the literature and discuss key themes that have emerged in the scholarship on the #MeToo movement. Our goal is to present a comprehensive review covering publications in the social sciences, communications, and gender studies disciplines. We start with an overview of our methodology (synthesis review) and show the strengths of using this approach to inform understandings of digital feminist activism.

Film Screening: Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North
Debt, Austerity, and the Media presents a free public screening of Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) by Agnes Varda (1985), with a discussion of austerity and moralism in Canada today featuring Sorin Mitrea, Ph.D. The screening is introduced and moderated by Amanda Grzyb, Associate Professor of Information and Media Studies, UWO. This event is sponsored by the UWO Faculty of Information and Media Studies Rogers Chair in Journalism and New Media.

Research Ethics Workshop: "Conducting research with or about human subjects"
Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FNB 4130
Are you considering a Guided Research Project, a Major Research Project or starting your thesis research next term? Any chance it will involve collecting data for or about people? Attendance at this human research ethics workshop is a PREREQUISITE for submitting any Guided Research, Major Research or thesis research proposal for the Winter 2020 term. You can also attend if you're considering a research project in a subsequent term, though the same workshop will be offered in the Winter 2020 and Summer 2020 terms.



Important Dates

- Friday, November 15, 2019 - Senate (1:30PM A&HB)
- Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Fall Preview Day (Undergraduate recruitment event)
- Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Meeting of the Board of Governors (1PM STvH)



News & Announcements

WISSLR 2020 - Call for Papers
The 2020 WISSLR Committee invites you to participate in the 12th Annual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR). WISSLR provides a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to present research on language-related topics. This research can be completed or ongoing, part of a larger final paper, thesis or dissertation or pulled from coursework. Deadline to submit: December 15, 2019. Read more.


OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award
OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award is an opportunity for you to present on a topic relevant to academic libraries at OLA’s Super Conference! If your talk is selected you could win an honorarium and a seat on OCULA council for one year. Learn more and submit a proposal at https://awards.accessola.com/ocula-lightning-strikes/. Proposals accepted until November 15th, 2019.



Awards & Accomplishments


Karen Nicholson, Assistant Professor, won the Seventh Annual Library Juice Paper Contest, for her paper titled, "On the Space/Time of Information Literacy, Higher Education, and the Global Knowledge Economy," published in the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies.



Publications & Presentations

Professor Tim Blackmore authored a book titled, Gorgeous War: The Branding War between the Third Reich and the United States, published through Wilfrid Laurier University Press in October.

Jeremy Copeland
, instructor, and Professor Anabel Quan-Haase were featured panelists on November 2 for the Wordsfest panel, "Who do you think you are? Conversations in Creativity," hosted by Nino Ricci at Museum London.

Jen MacGregor, Research Associate, and Professor Nadine Wathen, along with colleagues from Western's Centre for Reseach on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC), published the following:

MacGregor, J. C. D., Oliver, C. L., MacQuarrie, B. J., & Wathen, C. N. (2019). Intimate partner violence and work: A scoping review of published research. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838019881746

Professor Nadine Wathen co-authored the following article:

Development and testing of the Composite Abuse Scale (revised) – Short Form (CASr-SF): a gendered analysis. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, N. Wathen, S. O’Donnell, K. Scott-Storey, N. Perrin, C. Varcoe, J. MacGregor, H. MacMillan, P. Sedziafa

Professor Wathen also presented a paper titled, Mobilizing knowledge for wicked problems: lessons learned from gender-based violence research, at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on October 24.

Douglas Mann, Assistant Professor, published a review of the movie Joker titled, "The Class Struggle is Back, Baby!" in Medium.com on October 26, 2019. Professor Mann also published an article titled, "The Equity Labyrinth: A Plea for Political Complexity," in Medium.com on September 6, 2019.

Romayne Smith Fullerton, Associate Professor, published a tribute to Professor Jonathan Burston, who passed away on October 15, on the FIMS website. With the help of friends and colleagues, Professor Smith Fullerton remembered Jonathan as brilliant, funny, and kind to everyone he met.

Lindsay Sommerauer, Academic Counsellor, presented a talk titled, "The Coaching Zone of Genius: Interventions for All and the Unique Value of Academic Advising," at the 2019 Ontario Academic Advising Professionals (OAAP) conference at Seneca College, held on October 21, 2019.




In the Media


Yimin Chen, LIS PhD candidate, appeared as a guest on a TVO Word Bomb podcast episode titled, "'Troll': From the internet to the IRL," on November 5, 2019.

Hridi Das, MLIS student, was featured in an article titled, "Freshly Minted: Hrdid Das," published on the Librarianship.ca website on November 7, 2019.

Mark Kearney, FIMS instructor, is quoted in a CBC News article titled, "London New Horizons Band celebrates 20 years of making music," published online on November 6. The article was authored by Jordan Heuvelmans, an MMJC graduate from the 2019 class.

Wynne Walters, Journalism alum, was featured in an Alumni Gazette article titled, "Lessons of bravery, compassion," published in the Fall issue.



Additional Activities of Note


Professor Sharon Sliwinski and artist Martina Bacigalupo will host an opening reception for their exhibit titled, "The Reverie Project," on Friday, December 6 at the Gamma Gallery, Toronto Media Arts Centre. The exhibit will run December 1-8, 2019. Media Studies PhD student Shawn Cheatham is serving as the project editor. More details can be found in the project description (pdf).



News from the FIMS Graduate Library


Janice Radway Chat
In addition to her guest lecture titled Girls, Zines, and their Travels, Janice will also be our guest for an informal discussion about her work with zines, reading, feminist media theory and more. There will be time for questions and a chance to share and discuss your current work. All are welcome. No sign up required.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 11am-12pm FNB 3020

Hands-on Naloxone Workshop
Join us for one of two hands-on Naloxone workshop sessions with Kim Primok from the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Kim is a public health nurse with 6 years experience in sexual health and harm reduction. She will share the history of the Naloxone programming within MLHU and the community, discuss what Naloxone is and how it is used to reverse an opioid overdose and provide training on how to use Naloxone to save a life. Naloxone kits will be available for those who wish to have one. Each session is limited to 20 attendees. Email fimslib@uwo.ca to sign up or fill out the signup sheet in the library.
November 19th OR 20th 12-1pm FNB 4110.

Building Inclusive Communities: Opportunities For Creativity and Progress Within the Current Legal Framework
Designed for both students and staff, this workshop is intended to offer a reflection of the current legal framework of accessibility at the provincial, national, and international levels as well as to introduce a new framework of looking at accessibility and inclusion through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Presented by Katya Pereyaslavska, Scholars Portal & Stephen Spong, Director, Western Law Library. Email fimslib@uwo.ca to sign up or fill out the signup sheet in the library.
Tuesday November 26, 2019 12-1pm FNB 3020 D/E

ELIP REMINDER: Submissions for ELIP 2020 are due on December 1st, 2019
MLIS Students: There is still time to submit work for ELIP 2020! Remember that ELIP is looking for a variety of different types of submissions, including Interviews, Reviews, “In the Field” and “For the Field” pieces, and Research Articles and Critical Essays. If you’ve written something for a class that would be of interest to others in the LIS field or if you’ve had a practical experience that others can learn from, share it with us!

Do you have questions about submitting work? Sara is always happy to brainstorm ideas, provide feedback on rough drafts, and answer questions. Stop by the FIMS Grad Library (FNB 3020B) on Wednesdays from 11:00am-1:00pm to chat or contact her at elip@uwo.ca.

Holiday Crafting Party
Join us for an afternoon of holiday crafting (and learning). We’ll be turning regular paper into homemade gifts using library equipment such as the Cricut, laminator, button maker and more. You’ll take home a beautiful homemade card, gift tag, or ornament that you can give away or keep for yourself. If you’ve been meaning to try out one of these popular tools, this would be a great opportunity. All supplies provided. No crafting experience required (but some may be gained).

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kendall Sturgeon at ksturge3@uwo.ca.
Friday December 6, 2019 12pm-4pm FNB 3020

The Terrace is now closed for the season.

If you have any questions about resources or services supported by the library, don't hesitate to email fimslib@uwo.ca or stop by the service desk.



News from Western Libraries


Weldon Revitalization Project - Collections FAQs

There is now an FAQ page available to assist you with answering questions about the collections relocation work taking place in Weldon. Please visit: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/collections/collections_faqs.html 



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, November 25. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, November 22.