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The Faculty of Information & Media Studies is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in media, communications and information technologies through innovative programs at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Programs include Media, Information and Technoculture; Media and the Public Interest; Master of Media in Journalim and Communication; and Library and Information Science, along with undergraduate studies in Media, Theory and Production and graduate programs in Media Studies, Popular Music and Culture, and Health Information Science. Areas of study cover current topics and trends such as social media, reality television and documentary media.

The Faculty seeks $10 million to focus on its priority projects.

To learn more about Western's Faculty of Information & Media Studies, please visit their website.

Key Initiatives:

Chair in Media and the Public Interest

The Faculty is establishing a Chair in Media and the Public Interest to lead research and teaching of how media influences issues of equity, democracy, class, race and gender.

Chair in Health Information and Media

In an effort to address the gap between health related knowledge and the needs of clinical practice, health policy development and patient decision making, the Faculty is developing Canada’s first endowed Chair in Health Information and Media.

Additional Initiatives of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies
  • Western Information & Media Studies Fund
  • Newslab
  • New Media, Digital & Visual World Infrastructure
  • Endowed Lecture Series
  • Awards, scholarships and bursaries, including for international learning opportunities
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