Opportunities in FIMS

There are many ways to get involved with the variety of organizations that are available at Western. Want to get involved within FIMS? Check out some of our student-run organizations below!



OPENWIDE is FIMS’ student-run alternative publication, a platform for students to have their say and gain journalistic experience by writing editorials. The viewpoints articulately expressed by students are wide-ranging and diverse. We also run openwidezine.com, so be sure to check it out. We’re always looking for new writers, so any time you’d like to contribute, we’ll be right here to welcome you aboard the Zine team. Be a part of it.

First Year Reps

Thank you to all of those who applied for the First Year Representative positions. They have been filled for 2016/2017.



The Street Team is a marketing force linked with the FIMSSC, responsible for advertising and promoting all things FIMS. From social events to info sessions, this team of hand-selected culture and media savvy individuals use their creativity to get the word out on the street. The Street Team seamlessly braids traditional advertising, current technique, and eye-catching media in order to deliver influential content that makes waves.

Street Team is one the best ways to get involved in the faculty and be in the know about all that your Student Government and the University itself has to offer. It is a way to keep connected, be creative, and meet others within the faculty. Positions on FIMS Street Team are open to students in all years and all streams of FIMS. If you are a FIMS student
interested in marketing, promotions, or advertising – then this is your chance to gain experience, meet other students with similar interests, and get creative!



The FIMS Soph Team is a group of 34 upper year students who help first year FIMS students adjust to life at Western. They participate in Orientation Week to ensure a positive start for first years, and continue as friends and as academic resources for the rest of the year. They are also known to dutty. If you are interested in becoming a part of the FIMS Soph Team, applications are released by the USC in second semester. Learn more.



The FIMS Undergraduate Student Fund (USF) is replenished annually by collecting a $50.00 donation from each student’s tuition fee. All donations collected seek to enhance undergraduate student life in FIMS by funding exciting projects, services, and events that would otherwise not be fiscally feasible. As such, any student in FIMS can apply to the USF.