More News from FIMS Alumni

News & Announcements

New FIMS Career Central website launched
Formerly known as the LIS JobWeb, the FIMS Career Central site has been redesigned to help current students and alumni of all FIMS graduate programs with their job search. Positions can be posted to the site that are relevant to journalism, communications, library & information science, health information science and media studies graduates. Alumni and industry employers are encouraged to submit their postings using the Post An Opportunity tool. Visit the site at 

Awards & Accomplishments

Angela Pollack (MLIS'06, LIS PhD'15) was recently recognized for community development and featured in the articles, "South Algonquin business group hosts Provincial Minister of Seniors and Accessibility," published by My Bancroft Now on October 25, 2021, and "South Algonquin companies showing the way for inclusive business through commitment to accessibility," published by Pembroke Observer on October 20, 2021.

Nafiz Shuva, LIS PhD'20, recently accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, starting August 25, 2022.


Dispatches from the Place of Imminence: a blog from Ukraine
Professor Svitlana Matviyenko, a former FIMS instructor, Western graduate, and a recent research collaborator with Professor Nick Dyer-Witheford, is publishing a war blog from inside Ukraine called Dispatches from the Place of Imminence. She is currently in her home town of Kamianets-Podilskyi, writing about what she is experiencing first-hand. Professor Matviyenko, along with Professor Dyer-Witheford, co-wrote the 2019 book Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism.

In the Media

MIT graduate Erika Casupanan (BA'11) was interviewed by fellow MIT grad Sarah Prince (BA'13) about her Survivor 41 win. In her interview on Prince's website Hot on the Street, Casupanan mentions how the MIT program at Western University helped her on the TV show. Quotes from the interview were also featured in the article, "Erika Casupanan Teases Big Plans After Her 'Survivor' Win."

Lauren Halsey (MLIS'16) was featured in the City of Thunder Bay's Employee Spotlight for her work during the pandemic and as an associate archivist in the city's Archives, Records & Privacy Department. Read "Feature employee spotlight: Lauren Halsey."

Sarah Meilleur (MLIS'05) was featured in the article, "Fortney: Sarah Meilleur named first female CEO of Calgary Public Library," published by the Calgary Herald on October 8, 2021.

Cityline aired a Black History Month tribute to Tracy Moore, MA'00 (Journalism), for her life and legacy in Canadian media on February 28, 2022.

MIT graduate Antoinette Taranets (BA'16) was featured in the Toronto Star article, "Looking to switch careers? In a post-pandemic world, you may not need the training you think," published on February 14, 2022.

Additional Activities of Note

Angela Pollak (MLIS'06, LIS PhD'15) has been appointed a member of the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility selection committee for a three-year term. The award recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond in improving accessibility for people with disabilities.