Student Life

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There are lots of ways to be engaged as a student in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. FIMS student councils, associations and clubs give you a way to branch out from your academic studies. Outside of FIMS, Western offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. Find out what interests you and take steps to get involved. You'll meet new people, learn new skills, and round out your university experience.

Councils & Associations

FIMS student councils and associations are a good way to get involved with the day-to-day rhythm of the Faculty. Councils and associations are tasked with representing the student body in governance matters. They are normally program-specific and also organize social, professional, and other types of activities for their constituents. Councils and associations exist for both undergraduate and graduate students.

FIMS Student Clubs

FIMS student clubs are formed and run by members of the student body. "Recognized" clubs need to follow a procedure to become official, but once instituted, the clubs schedule activitives, events, and fundraisers for their members and the wider FIMS community. The MLIS program, in particular, has a number of different clubs that are student chapters affiliated with larger professional organizations.


Western offers many different extracurricular activities, some of which are media-oriented and possibly of particular interest to FIMS students. No matter what your interests, there will be something for you. Explore possibilities in student politics, media, sports and recreation, special interest clubs, and leadership/volunteering.