Meagan Collins: The power of policy
Meagan's hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Meagan Collins is known to her classmates in the Master of Library and Information Sciences program as the go-to person for all things policy and law.
Meagan Collins is a candidate for the Master of Library and Information Science, and is currently completing her final term in the program. Throughout her time as an MLIS student, Meagan has developed a particular interest in information policy and ethics, particularly issues surrounding privacy, copyright and intellectual property.
This is Meagan’s third degree, but her first with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Before attending Western for MLIS, Meagan studied at Brock University where she earned her BA in Political Science before completing an MA in Comparative Politics and Judicial Studies. After studying law for a semester in the UK, she realized she was far more interested in information policy and decided to apply to the MLIS program.
A true FIMS student at heart, Meagan’s favourite novel is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Meagan appreciates the flexibility her program affords her, because she can gain professional experience while simultaneously working toward her degree. Since September, she has been completing an eight-month internship with the Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario in Waterloo. Meagan is enjoying work in information management, and hopes to continue working for the agency once she graduates. Meagan sees a future for herself in public service, as it’s a great fit for her particular academic background.
Profiles in the Meet Our Students section are written by students in the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program, who are enrolled in MMJC 9604 - Professional Writing.