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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Boston, Alex. Understanding the Development of a Logic Model in a Multi-Agency Resource Centre.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2019
Supervisor: Abe Oudshoorn
Canas, Eugenia. Working with Youth as Stakeholders in Mental Health System Transformation: An Institutional Ethnography of a Service Organization in ACCESS Open Minds.
Phd in Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Nadine Wathen
Helkenberg, Davin. Narratives of Sexuality in the Lives of Young Women Readers.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Paulette Rothbauer
Huynh, Hung. Post-Secondary Students’ Perceptions of Mental Health Messages Conveyed by Video Storytelling and Informational Approaches.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Jordan, Adam. Exploring Healthcare Consumer Involvement in Clinical Practice Guideline Development.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Abe Oudshoorn
Miao, Wenxin. Understanding the Nursing Practices and Perspectives of Premedication and Transfusion Reaction Reporting: A Qualitative Description Study.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Ziad Solh
Moffatt, Jill. Health Policy and Social Change: Women’s Advocacy Groups and Narrative Mobilization.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Marlene Le Ber
Robinson Smith, Emmett. "I Need to Fight the Power, But I Need that New Ferrari": Conspicuous Consumption, New-School Hip-hop and "the New Rock & Roll".
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2019
Supervisors: Keir Keightley and Norma Coates
Schroeder, Ryan. Dead Men Walking: An Analysis of Working-Class Masculinity in Post-2008 Hollywood Film.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2019
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Williams, Sherilyn. Strategic and Subversive: The Case of the Disappearing Diaphragm and Women’s Information Practices.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Wilton, Lydia Claire. The Elements of Production: Myth, Gender, and the "Fundamental Task" of Producing Popular Music.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2019
Supervisor: Norma Coates
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