Erika Casupanan, BA'11 (MIT), kept her secret close to the vest for more than half a year: she'd outwitted, outplayed and outlasted her opponents to become winner of the 41st season of Survivor.

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'Survivor' winner a Western grad

Erika Casupanan, BA'11 (MIT), kept her secret close to the vest for more than half a year: she'd outwitted, outplayed and outlasted her opponents to become winner of the 41st season of Survivor.

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A message to FIMS alumni from Dean Lisa Henderson

Challenges have been many so far in 2022, but FIMS continues to grow and achieve.

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Western launches new Creative Arts and Production program

Creativity, collaboration and community are the cornerstones of a new BA major.

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Ukraine's unwavering resolve to fight for democracy

Expert insight: Kadie Ward, MA'07 (Media Studies). History is damning when it repeats itself.

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Marking the 'magical musical moments' of Massey Hall

For author and Western grad David McPherson, MA'98 (Journalism), there's nothing like seeing live music.

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FIMS Career Conference Recap 2022

On March 25, an energetic group of FIMS alumni shared advice and wisdom with graduating students at the 5th annual FIMS Career Conference.

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In memoriam

In Memoriam: Carole Farber (Professor Emerita, co-founder of FIMS)
In Memoriam: Diane Halpin (former part-time MLIS storytelling instructor)
In Memoriam: Margaret Lynn Sloan (former FIMS library staff member)
In Memoriam: Sharron Louise Smith (former MLIS Limited Duties instructor)

More news from FIMS alumni

Andrea Benoit receives award for Best Book in Canadian History
FIMS Career Camp puts career exploration on the map (Madeleine Asta, Danielle Filler, Griffin Jaeger)
Alumni named to London Inc.'s 20 under 40 (Shobhita Sharma)
More news from FIMS alumni (news, announcements, updates)

More news from FIMS

FIMS proposals for 450 Talbot Street accepted
Change your world to change the world, says teen activist (Hannah Alper)
Scholar, curator named Canada Research Chair (Sarah Smith)
Sustainability underlying threat for student entrepreneur (Rubaina Singla)
MMJC student Griffin Jaeger named 2022 Joan Donaldson CBC Scholar
Futurist's 1960s vision inspires Western-curated exhibition (Sarah Smith)
Researcher from El Salvador to join FIMS as Postdoctoral Scholar (Adriana Alas)
Cultivating mindfulness, compassion through meditation (Tanaz Javan)
Staff recognized for going 'above and beyond' (Karen Kueneman)
Can machines really read our emotions? Funding secured for research into the usefulness of emotion AI (Luke Stark)
Western student probes social impacts of AI (Luke Stark)
Despite its Oscar win, CODA is still a film that depicts deafness as a burden (Billie Anderson)
Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in (Jacquie Burkell)
Feminist responses on Weibo aim to fight the misrepresentation of women during COVID-19 in China (Jinman Zhang)
'Birtherism,' Trump and anti-Black racism: Conspiracy theorists use evidence to maintain the status quo (David Guignion)
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More news from FIMS (accomplishments, publications, successful defenses)

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
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Western Night Toronto
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Featuring Chantel Smith, BA'10 (MIT), as a panelist.
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