FIMS in the Media - Winter 2023

Assistant Professor Alissa Centivany is quoted in an article titled "MP’s right to repair bill is an important first step, prof says," published in National Newswatch on March 6.

Danica Facca, PhD in Media Studies candidate, was quoted in a Western News article titled "Western increases financial and staff support for graduate students," published on March 20. Facca provides comments in the context of her current role as SOGS president.

Assistant Professor Sofia Locklear's research was profiled in an article titled "New study examines the housing experiences of urban Indigenous people," published in NPR for Northern Colorado on March 8.

Assistant Professor Lisa Macklem is quoted in an article titled "'Dungeons & Dragons' Uproar Shows Risks of Tighter IP Licensing," published by Bloomberg Law on February 2, 2023.

Assistant Professor Selma Purac was interviewed for a The Globe and Mail article titled "Amplify: An ode to my TikTok algorithm," published on March 17.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase was a guest on The CRAM Podcast ~ Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed for an episode titled "The 'surprising' role serendipity plays in your life" that was published on September 22. To hear the episode, look up the podcast through your favourite provider, or watch the version posted on YouTube.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase appeared on CBC Afternoon Drive with Allison Devereaux on September 23 in a segment titled "Homecoming Returns to Western University" to discuss how social media can either calm or fuel unruly behaviour.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase joined Shaye Ganam on 630 CHED & 770 CHQR on October 28 to talk about Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and what it might mean for the platform.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase was a guest on CBC's Afternoon Drive with Natalie Devereaux on January 5, where she discussed the amount of time people spend on their devices and how apps work to retain people's attention.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase joined CBC Afternoon Drive on February 28 to discuss how the government's move to ban TikTok from government devices might influence other Canadian's decisions to continue to use the app. Part 1. Part 2.

Professor Anabel Quan-Haase joined Shaye Ganam on 630 CHED and 770 QR in Edmonton and Calgary on March 2 to discuss TikTok security concerns and the data that’s collected by the app.

FIMS instructor John Reed was quoted in an article titled "Hyland Cinema: London's last arthouse theatre" published in the Western Gazette on March 2. Reed was also quoted in a London Free Press article from March 2 titled "A deep dive into Quentin Tarantino: Series explores movies that influenced him."

Associate Professor Victoria Rubin was quoted in an article titled "Can AI help mend trust in business damaged by trolling and fakes?" published on the blog Secure Futures on November 2, 2022.

Following the presentation of their honorary doctorates by Western University at the October 21 convocation ceremony, Dan and Mary Lou Smoke made a few appearances in the media. On October 21 they were interviewed on CBC Radio's London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen as well as being featured in a short article on CBC's website titled "Broadcasters Mary Lou and Dan Smoke honoured for 3 decades of Indigenous radio programming." They also participated in a Q&A titled "Indigenous educators of the airwaves reflect on Western honor" that was published on the London Free Press' website on October 23.

Assistant Professor Luke Stark was quoted in an article titled "Meta's VR Headset Harvests Personal Data Right Off Your Face," published in Wired on October 13, 2022.

Assistant Professor Luke Stark appeared on CBC News in a segment titled "'It's quite clever:' take a quick peek at how Chat GPT works", again discussing the emergence of ChatGPT. The clip was filmed onsite in the Graduate Library.

Assistant Professor Luke Stark was a guest on The Mike Farwell Show on CityNews 570 (2:30:04) on January 18 to talk about whether ChatGPT will lead to increased cheating and plagiarism in schools.

Assistant Professor Luke Stark was interviewed for a CTV London piece titled "'The textbook definition of plagiarism': Educators mobilize to counter essay-writing app ChatGPT," aired on January 27.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow, who successfully ran for Ward 6 city councillor in October 2022, was profiled by the Western Gazette in an article titled "Ward 6 candidate profile: Western Law, FIMS prof Sam Trosow running for city council," published on October 5, 2022.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow was interviewed for a CBC Kitchener-Waterloo article titled "Court ruling blocking Kitchener, Ont., encampment eviction could affect cases across Canada, say legal experts," published on January 31.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow was interviewed on the same subject for a CTV Kitchener article titled "Waterloo Region's encampment court ruling sends 'very strong message' to cities across the province," published on February 1.

Associate Professor Sam Trosow was quoted by CBC London in an interview on February 6 related to Western's announcement that masks in classrooms would be strongly encouraged, as opposed to required.