Beloved professor and fan of happy endings, Catherine Ross gifts $400,000 to the Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) to support the success of students.

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March 2023 Web Version

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A world through words

Beloved professor and fan of happy endings, Catherine Ross gifts $400,000 to the Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) to support the success of students.

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A Message to FIMS alumni from the Dean

Winter 2023 has been packed full of events that gave us the chance to collaborate with Canadian artists, journalists, and our own amazing FIMS alumni.

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Electronic gadgets on a table

This Western professor is fighting for your right to fix your own stuff

Alissa Centivany spoke before House of Commons standing committee about 'right to repair', interoperability, and the need to change Canada's copyright law.

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Professor Victoria Rubin

Cutting through the chat about bots: Assessing text-generating AI

Elon Musk calls it "scary good." Others just call it "scary." Either way, ChatGPT continues to generate debate and speculation since its release last November.

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The Autocrats are at the Gate!: And we're busy watching cat videos

Journalist and former CBC Radio host Carol Off visited FIMS this past Fall term to present the Fall 2022 Clissold Lecture.

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The Fast Pass to Your Future - FIMS Career Conference 2022 Recap

Life is like a...theme park? Okay, perhaps that's not the typical cliché you’ve heard, but it certainly applied to this year’s FIMS Career Conference.

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Special Survey for FIMS Undergraduate Alumni

Is it time to rebrand undergraduate programs at FIMS? If you're a FIMS undergraduate alumni, take this survey to join the conversation. We'd love to know your thoughts!

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FIMS PhD Students and Western Libraries help launch Media Library in El Salvador (Giada Ferrucci, Talia Méndez)
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Pacinthe Mattar named the Winter 2023 FIMS Asper Fellow
Should a Tragically Hip song have been played at a Pierre Poilievre event? (Lisa Macklem)
More means less: Extended copyright benefits the corporate few, not the public (Lisa Macklem)
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