Chatting With Chakma

The full interview with Amit Chakma, the president of Western University. Read whether he enjoys the snow, what books he’s read, his thoughts on discrimination on campus, and where FIMS fits in with Western’s new research intensive vision.

FIMSGA: A Letter of Solidarity in Support of UWOFA

This is a letter of solidarity written by members of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies General Assembly (FIMSGA) in support of the contract goals proposed by The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) for the new faculty collective agreement. This letter has been prompted by concerns from both students and staff regarding…

A pineapple with lips, and the caption "real beauty" on a white background

Interrogating Real Beauty

What does the term ‘real beauty’ mean to you? Maybe you’ve seen it splashed around on posters or used in advertising campaigns. The term appears benevolent at first. It seems like a welcome relief from the barrage of homogenous images that feature the same toned, tanned blonde. Not to knock that archetype, some of my…

System Error poster for the FIMS undergraduate student conference, golden clouds with a dark blue sky as a background, with white text for "system error", golden text for "FIMS undergraduate student conference" and light blue text for "March 01, 2014"

In Case You Missed It: System Error

System Errors. These are the catastrophes and accidents that stem from, as explained by FIMSSC president Jordan Pearson and vice president academics Stephanie Schoenhoff, ubiquitous systems in our world such as capitalism. Pearson and Schoenhoff introduced the idea of these travesties as not accidental but consequences of something much more insidious at the beginning of…