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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Chen, Yimin. Recreational nastiness or playful mischief? Contrasting perspectives on internet trolling between news media and avid internet users.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2022
Supervisor: Victoria L. Rubin
Jenkins, Amanda. Instagram Influencers and their Youngest Female Followers.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2022
Supervisor: Tom Streeter
O'Meara, Victoria. Influencer Engagement Pods and the Struggle Over Measure in Instagram Platform Labour.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2022
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Brogly, Chris. Observations of positive mental health indicators in undergraduates using specialized mobile apps during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phd in Health Information Science, April 2022
Supervisor: Michael A. Bauer
Mirzazadeh, Farzan. A descriptive analysis of sport nationalism, digital media, and fandom to launch the Canadian Premier League.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2022
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Slominska, Anita. The Hepatic Happening: Confronting Waitlist Death in Liver Transplantation.
Phd in Health Information Science, April 2022
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Javan, Tanaz. Organizational Implementation of Trauma and Violence Informed Care.
Phd in Health Information Science, March 2022
Supervisor: Nadine Wathen
Simpson, Stephanie. Implementing Health Impact Assessment as a Required Component of Government Policymaking: A Multi-Level Exploration of the Determinants of Healthy Public Policy.
Phd in Health Information Science, February 2022
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Warlow, Aidan Joseph. Radiant Dreams and Nuclear Nightmares: Japanese Resistance Narratives and American Intervention in Postwar Speculative Popular Culture.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, February 2022
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore