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Calling all alumni - FIMS wants to hear from you

Students in NCBFIMS has been a faculty in transformation for the last 15 years.  Now we’re inviting alumni to come back to share in our stories of growth and success.  Many of you have been asking for a regular newsletter to keep you informed about what’s been happening on campus, and we’ve responded.  But we want to hear more from YOU! Please forward your news and contact email to and keep us informed. [more]

Reflecting on a career in FIMS

Gloria Leckie at retirement partyThis June, the FIMS community will bid a fond farewell to longtime professor and administrator Gloria Leckie, MLIS '74, whose career spans the existence of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.  After years spent helping to mold a burgeoning Faculty, she will be moving on to new adventures and challenges. [more]

Sandra Smeltzer honoured for humanitarian work and research

Sandra SmeltzerAssociate Professor Sandra Smeltzer, BA (Hons) '95, has invested a lot of time and energy focusing on humanitarian work around the world and now she is being recognized for her efforts, winning a Western Humanitarian Award. [more]

Journalism news & notes

Journalism News and NotesKeep tabs on the latest news about our journalism staff, faculty, current students and alumni. Do you have information to share?  Please forward your news to the contact email address below and keep us informed! [more]

Alumnus profile: Andrew Gunadie, MIT '08

Andrew GunadieAndrew Gunadie is a man of many talents, and an equal number of interesting stories.  The 27-year-old graduated from Western only in 2008, but has managed to pack in more activities than it seems possible to accomplish in so few years. [more]

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Honors & Awards

Professor Tim Blackmore wins Pleva Award
Tim Blackmore challenges his students to find their own voice and confidence of opinion.

Cindy Morrison receives award for volunteer service
FIMS staff member Cindy Morrison received the “Images of Hope and Labour Appreciation Award” from the Canadian Labour Congress and the United Way in January.

Also of Interest

Health Information Science program launches
On January 24, FIMS released program information relating to exciting new opportunities for students.

Upcoming Events

Western Homecoming
September 29 - October 2, 2011

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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7 Tel: 519-661-3542

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