Information & Media Studies

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The Faculty of Information & Media Studies empowers students to examine how information and media shape our everyday lives. Students learn to critically analyze how media and media consumers are influenced by economic, political, cultural and technological factors. Current areas of study include social media, artificial intelligence, social justice issues, representation in media, privacy and surveillance, popular music, the media's role in decolonization and information practices and public libraries.

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Western Information & Media Studies Fund

Inspire students to research, analyze and critique media and use their creativity to communicate in new ways. Donor generosity gives students access to the latest technologies and makes outstanding learning opportunities possible.


Journalism Fund

Join a community of donors who are elevating the learning experience for students pursuing a Master of Media in Journalism & Communication. Your gift provides the faculty with the flexibility needed to address pressing needs such as broadcast studio upgrades, new equipment, internship stipends and financial aid.