Student Research

The following is a list of published theses from FIMS' thesis-based graduate programs. Also see creative projects completed by Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture students, and the Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP), open access, peer-reviewed journal.

Each year FIMS undergraduate students have the opportunity to publish class papers in Mediations: The FIMS Undergraduate Academic Journal.

(Note: hyperlinks are included for theses that were submitted to Scholarship@Western and are now available through Western's Electronic Theses & Dissertation Repository. Those without hyperlinks are not currently available through the e-repository).

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Logie, Alyssa Erin. Trauma, Creativity, And Bearing Witness Through Art: Marian Kołodziej's Labyrinth.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2019
Supervisor: Amanda F. Grzyb
Panneton, Charlotte. Appropriating Play: Examining Twitch.tv as a Commercial Platform.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2019
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Gibson, Lydia Joy. Unwrapping the Toronto Christmas Market: An Examination of Tradition and Nostalgia in a Socially Constructed Space.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, May 2019
Supervisor: Sandra Smeltzer
Shi, Kelly (Yinuo). Glocalization in China: An Analysis of Coca-Cola’s Brand Co-Creation Process with Consumers in China.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, May 2019
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Chabot (Kelsang Legden), Roger. The Information Practices of New Kadampa Buddhists: From "Dharma of Scripture" to "Dharma of Insight".
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2019
Supervisor: Ajit Pyati
Lipson, Matthew. 'Calling Out From Some Old Familiar Shrine': Living Archivism and Age Performativity in Bob Dylan's Late Period.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2019
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Sukhan, Tiara. Watching and Working Through: Navigating Non-being in Television Storytelling.
Phd in Media Studies, April 2019
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Zibrowski, Elaine. Easier and faster is not always better: Grounded theory of a large-scale, system transformation on the clinical work of emergency nurses and physicians.
Phd in Health Information Science, April 2019
Supervisor: Kamran Sedig
Burrows, Claire. Accessibility And Academic Libraries: A Comparative Case Study.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 2019
Supervisor: Heather Hill
Allison, Kristen Leslie. Resistant Vulnerability in The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Captain America.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, February 2019
Supervisor: Susan Knabe