Category: Community Outreach

IEEE Women in Engineering Talk Well Received

On 23 January 2018 Victoria Rubin was invited to speak to a group of engineering students and researchers. The talk was about creating more morally-savvy natural language processing technologies, for instance, those that could potentially weed out misinformation and disinformation in online news. Rubin noticed 3 alarming trends in online environments: proliferation of misinformation and Read More …

London Public Library Specialists’ Guest Talk at Western

Last week we were fortunate to hear from professionals in the field of Library and Information Science about their programming, reference services and collections for non-English speaking population of London, Ontario. Heather LaVallee, Sherwood Branch Supervisor, Jodi Lewis, Jalna Branch Supervisor, and David McCord, LPL Coordinator, Collections Management of the London Public Library gave a team Read More …

Silverman, Buzzfeed Canada, on Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation

Craig Silverman, the Founding Editor of Buzzfeed Canada, will deliver the Fall 2016 Clissold Lecture entitled “Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation”. Location: Rm. 3345, Somerville House at Western, London, ON. Time: November 1, 2016 @ 5pm. Mark Rayner, the Program Coordinator & Committee Chair for the Master of Media in Journalism Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”] Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Western University, London, Room (TBA) Presented by LiT.RL Team Members Abstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a Read More …

Community Building at FIMS

One of the Western University campus newspapers, Western News, acknowledges community building efforts by a FIMS Professor, Dr. Sarah Roberts. “Faculty of Information and Media Studies professor Sarah Roberts has created something of a hub for analog game enthusiasts in the faculty – the FIMS Gaming Club, a group that meets Fridays to play and Read More …