Library and Information Science
Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Western alumna Heidi Jacobs, MLIS’06, was awarded this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her debut novel ‘Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.’

Course explores pandemic info flow in real time

Course explores pandemic info flow in real time

Master of Library and Information Science students will examine the role information plays during disasters and pandemics, all within a summer course taking place during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Seven Western programs among global elite

Seven Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

During her lifetime, ground-breaking botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle that Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.

Gifts, project open door wider to city history

Gifts, project open door wider to city history

A few taps on any smartphone can tell you that Eldon House, London’s oldest residence, was once home of the Harris Family, but it takes a collection like the Harris Family Fonds to gain a deeper understand of what that legacy means.

Reading reflects key chapters in seniors’ lives

Reading reflects key chapters in seniors’ lives

Dog-eared pages, stacks of magazines and a worn library card can all represent the rich relationship senior Canadians have with their books. And Faculty of Information & Media Studies professor Paulette Rothbauer is using these representations to help change...

Civil Engineering ranked tops in Canada

Ashraf El Damatty can think of no better motivator than when the 2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects tapped Western’s Department of Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and No. 12 globally. “I feel very proud of my department, my faculty and staff...

Africa Institute scholar explores connections

Africa Institute scholar explores connections

Janet Adekannbi’s expertise lies in knowledge management – something she hopes to build on, and offer to, the Western community during her time on campus. Adekannbi, an information scientist from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, is one of three Visiting Fellows...

Making plans to mark the occasion

Making plans to mark the occasion

You’re going to see a lot of red and white mixed in with purple next year as the university prepares to help Canada celebrate its sesquicentennial.

Bringing the written word to the community

When Melanie Sellar visited Guatemala in 2011 to help build a library for a local school, it brought great excitement to the many kids who had never seen one before.

Ontario Trillium scholars named

Western students Frederick Armah, Sarbani Banerjee, Gleb Meirson, Mark-Shane Scale, Ahmed El Ansary and Yann Benetreau-Dupin have been named recipients of the Ontario Trillium Scholarships.

FIMS student prepares for international internship

For Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Laura George, travelling internationally has always been a favourite activity. But travelling across the world alone will be a first.