Inspiring Minds is a campus-wide partnership between Western Research, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Writing Support Centre, Western Communications, Western Libraries, Student Experience, and Western's 11 faculties. Inspiring Minds seeks to broaden awareness and impact of graduate student research, while enhancing transferrable skills. Being able to communicate your research to broad, interdisciplinary and lay audiences -- both inside and outside academia -- is becoming an increasingly important skill for scholars of all levels. Inspiring Minds seeks to help graduate students enhance this skill. This non-competitive showcase highlights work by Master's and doctoral students from all 11 of Western's faculties and schools. The following series highlights all submissions received from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

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Submissions from 2021

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Reduce. Eliminate. Prevent., Caitlin Burd

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The Uses and Gratifications of TikTok During COVID-19, Catherine Danko

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(Un)Covering Chemical Valley: Canadian News Media Coverage of Environmental Racism in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Mikayla M. Finnerty

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Making it: Makerspace use in Canada, Christina Gould

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Phylomemetic Cataloguing, Alex Mayhew

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From “a great counter attraction to the ale-house and low music hall” to “the one place everybody goes”: the public library in The Globe and Mail, 1860-2016, Kate E. McCandless

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City Symposium Series, Aya Mohamed

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Narrative's Role in the Retelling of True Crime Cases, Samantha L. Richard

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Indigenous voices in the digital age: using digital storytelling to illustrate the lived experiences of urban Indigenous Peoples, Percy Percy Sherwood

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Inklings of the 21st Century: #writingcommunity, Arielle VanderSchans