A warm congratulations to graduating PhD student Kaushilya Weerapura and supervisor Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on the publication of Kaushilya's thesis as a book:
SIS graduating PhD student Guillaume Boutard awarded major SSHRC grant for interdisciplinary music research
Guillaume Boutard, graduating PhD student at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded a major Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant with co-PI Fabrice Marandola (Schulich School of Music).
Their interdisciplinary research project focuses on "Documentation, Dissemination and Preservation of Compositions with Real-time Electronics".
The School of Information Studies is currently seeking a new Faculty member with research expertise in Information and Knowledge Management (taxonomies, data mining, intelligence studies, knowledge transfer, organizational learning) and Curation and Preservation (digital archives, records management, authenticity, cultural heritage management, museum studies). Application deadline: May 15, 2013.
A link to the position posting is available on the School's homepage.
The following School of Information Studies MLIS and PhD students presented at the 12th Annual EGSS conference: "Meeting in the Middle: (de)Constructing Knowledge|Rencontres au milieu: constructions et déconstructions du savoir" on March 15 and 16, 2013.
The 2013 School of Information Studies (SIS) career fair will be a major networking event during which future graduates and potential employers will have a chance to discuss employment possibilities. This will be an exciting opportunity for employers to meet enthusiastic and talented students from Masters, PhD, and Certificate programs.
School of Information Studies faculty member Professor Peter McNally has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding contribution to the community.
Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie, will be presenting Prof. McNally with his medal at a ceremony on February 23, 2013.
Congratulations Professor McNally!
Web 2.U is an annual conference run by students of the School of Information Studies about information, technology, libraries, archives, knowledge management, and everything in between.
We explore what the social web is all about and where it’s going.
Congratulations to School of Information Studies MLIS student Sarah Wilkinson on her book review in the Fall 2012 edition of Archivaria, the journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. Sarah reviewed The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository by Christina Zamon, published by the Society of American Archivists. Read Sarah's review.
School of Information Studies Masters of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Archival Studies specialization students Parvaneh Abbaspour, Kerry Goodfellow, Nailisa Tanner, and Emily Zheng contributed a report
Meeting in the Middle: (de)Constructing Knowledge
Join EGSS this coming March in the McGill Education Building as EGSS hosts a gathering of diverse stakeholders in education for a “Meeting in the Middle,” where delegates and presenters will discuss and debate issues surrounding the constitution, production, and deconstruction of knowledge. We look to both conventional and unconventional spheres for contributors to this forum and are excited by the real possibility that new knowledge will emerge.