Events Calendar

Visit FIMS During Doors Open London 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
FIMS & Nursing Building

Plan to visit FIMS this fall on Sept 14, 2019.

Parking Information:
Free parking is available Saturday, September 14, at the following lots: Huron Flats, Springett, Althouse, Medway, Upper Heating, Visual Arts and Siebens.

For a map of campus-based Doors Open sites and free parking locations, view the pdf.

Venue Host:
Western University has a long history of training Canada’s storytellers and story-keepers and the Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) continues that tradition today. Encompassing both the former School of Journalism (1948) and School of Library & Information Science (1966), along with the modern discipline of Media Studies, FIMS (1997) merges critical theory and a liberal arts education with foundational skills in journalism, communications, librarianship and information management.

Come for a tour of our new broadcast studio, where aspiring journalists and communicators learn how to tell stories visually. Sit in the newscast anchor chair and try your hand at reading a teleprompter. See where local television interviews are conducted on behalf of TVO and news media outlets across Canada, or participate in a mock radio interview. Then take a tour of our teaching library, where we train the next generation of librarians and information specialists in curating, protecting and making available society’s knowledge. Help us create a new display of “Untold Stories” in the library by contributing your own untold story through an interactive activity. Finally, see some of the media-related research being conducted by our faculty, including a live demonstration of experimental software designed to detect clickbait, satire and falsifications in online news, or the ongoing international research effort to document the experiences of refugees and massacre survivors during the civil war era in El Salvador using photographs, documentary film, testimonies and music.

All activities are located on the third floor of the FIMS & Nursing Building. Signs inside the building will point the way.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS Communications

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