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Prof. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies, featured on the Radio-Canada show « Les années lumière »

Écoutez Catherine Guastavino et Romain Dumoulin nous parler du projet de recherche La ville sonore (Sounds in the city) dans une entrevue réalisée à l’émission Les Années Lumières de Radio-Canada durant le 85ème congrès de l’ACFAS.   ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-annees-lumiere/episodes/380963/audio-fil-du-dimanche-14-mai-2017/4

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Published on : 16 May 2017

Professors Jamshid Beheshti and Joan Bartlett have received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant on Towards a Model of Metaliteracy for Academic and Everyday-Life Information Seeking and Use

The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the metaliteracy knowledge and skills of millennials when seeking and using information not only for academia but also for their day-to-day lives.  The metaliteracy construct encompasses the traditional scholarly information as well as alternative digital contents delivered through the Web, social media, wikis, blogs, etc. The target population of the study is the undergraduate students at different stages of their studies and across multiple disciplines.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2017

Dr. Catherine Guastavino will be presenting at ACFAS on May 10th, 2017

Please see the ACFAS website for more information about the event   la programmation complète du congrès de l’Acfas         

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Published on : 10 Apr 2017

SIS Faculty member received 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, has received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant in collaboration with Ville de Montreal and Dumoulin Acoustics. Doctoral student Daniel Steele from the Multimodal Interaction Lab takes a leading role in the project. Visit sounds-in-the-city.org for more information.  

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Published on : 10 Apr 2017

Continued Accreditation Granted

The American Library Association granted continued accreditation to our school in January 2017. The full external review panel report can be seen here  

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

SIS Faculty awarded Canada Research Chair

Prof. Karyn Moffatt, Assistant Professor, McGill School of Information has been awarded the Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing For more information please see the reporter article linked below  http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/12/16-canada-research-chairs-for-mcgill/

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Published on : 13 Dec 2016

Prof. Benjamin Fung of the School of Information Studies receives the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016)

On October 18, 2016, as a Local Arrangement Chair, prof. Fung received the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016). The award comes with free registrations for the conference in the next three years. Prof. Fung would like to congratulate his PhD students at SIS who served as volunteers at the conference, he shares this honour with them.    

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Published on : 25 Oct 2016

SIS PhD student Fei Shu awarded FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship for research on bibliometric database comparison

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship. Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance. Fei's supervisors are Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien and Dr. Vincent Larivière, EBSI, UdeM.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

McGill School of Information Studies newsletter - Spring 2016 edition

Announcing the Spring 2016 edition of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students. Download the Spring 2016 newsletter as a PDF via our website, or browse articles on our SIS news blog.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

SIS PhD student Fei Shu wins iFellowship award for national-scale digital research in Chinese bibliometrics

The McGill School of Information Studies congratulates PhD in Information Studies student Fei Shu, recently selected for the iFellows Doctoral Fellowship program. Fei's thesis proposal was selected from a pool of applicants from 65 iSchools across the world. As an iFellow, Fei will receive a stipend of $50,000 USD over two years to pursue independent dissertation research that supports the goals of the Coherence at Scale Program.

Published on : 07 Mar 2016

Dr. Benjamin Fung of the School of Information Studies appointed Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity

McGill University School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Benjamin Fung has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC Tier 2) in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. Dr. Fung's research program aims to enhance the data sharing and data mining capabilities for healthcare and cyber security professionals. CRC Tier 2 chairs are awarded to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years.

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

McGill School of Information Studies alum Marc-André Bernier, MLIS'11, Quebec's first deaf librarian, in service to his community

Since 2013, McGill School of Information Studies graduate Marc-André Bernier (MLIS'11) has been providing services to deaf clients at the Montreal public library Bibliothèque Le Prévost.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC Engage Grant for virtual acoustics research

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, in partnership with Montreal-based industry partner and market leader Applied Acoustics Systems. Doctoral student David Romblom (Music Technology and Multimodal Interaction Lab) will take a leading role in this project on the development of virtual acoustics models to enhance user experience with software musical instruments. OVERVIEW

Published on : 13 Jan 2016

Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC Engage Grant for game-based physical therapy research

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Karyn Moffatt on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada to further research to support technological innovation in persuasive technology and game-based physical therapy. Dr. Rita Orji, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Accessible Computing Technology Lab, will take a leading role in the project. OVERVIEW

Published on : 11 Jan 2016