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Dr. Jamshid Beheshti of the School of Information Studies is a co-editor of a new book on the information behaviour of children & adolescents

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti on the newly published book: "New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research," co-edited with Dr. Dania Bilal.

Published on : 03 Dec 2014

Exhibit on knowledge sharing & trust with research by Prof. Evans of the School of Information Studies opens at Ontario Science Centre

“In Knowledge We Trust” is an exhibit running at the !dea Gallery in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), inspired by research of Dr. Max Evans of the McGill School of Information Studies.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 10 Oct 2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Diana DiFrancesco

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Diana DiFrancesco (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Diana worked with the Library’s “MyArts Research” information literacy initiative for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, analyzing best practices at peer institutions, creating an in-depth literature review on literacy instruction, and teaching two MyArts Research seminars.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 Oct 2014

SIS alumni, join us for the SIS Alumni Homecoming Cocktail event on Oct. 17!

Alumni of the School - celebrate Homecoming with old friends and classmates, students and professors. Join us for the McGill School of Information Studies alumni cocktail reception which will include a tour of our premises and a presentation on what's happening at the School. RSVP/Pre-Register September 30 - October 15, 2014.

Classified as : External, alumni, Homecoming
Published on : 30 Sep 2014

School of Information Studies PhD student Afroza Sultana awarded grant for research on accessible technology for older adults

Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar. As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the School of Information Studies awarded Google grant to help people with aphasia

Congratulations to Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the McGill School of Information Studies on her Google Faculty Award grant for the project "Supporting Communication for Persons with Aphasia via Contextual Prompting on a Heads-Up Display" with Co-PI Dr. Leah Findlater, University of Maryland, College Park.

Published on : 15 Sep 2014

Applications are now open for School of Information Studies programs for Fall 2015

McGill University School of Information Studies Applications Now Open for Fall 2015.

Classified as : External
Published on : 15 Sep 2014

CaPS welcomes new and returning students - get a head start on your career preparation!

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major. Click here for a full listing of programs and services.

Classified as : Students, Career services
Published on : 02 Sep 2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Talia Olshefsky

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Talia Olshefsky (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Talia worked with the Library’s extensive map collection, conducting an inventory and experimenting with new geographic information systems (GIS)-related tools and technologies to develop innovative ways of discovering this collection.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 02 Sep 2014

School of Information Studies PhD graduate Rhiannon Gainor awarded international fellowship for thesis on Competitive Intelligence

Recent McGill School of Information Studies graduate Rhiannon Gainor (PhD ’14) has been awarded a 2014 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious honour is awarded annually to up to six recipients in an international competition by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. This marks the second time a PhD student from the School has won the award.

Published on : 07 Aug 2014

EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium - call for SIS PhD & Master's student participation. Deadline: Aug 22

8th EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium The doctoral students of the Université de Montréal School of Information Science invite you to participate in the 8th EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium. You have until August 22, 2014 to submit a summary of your talk, a summary of the poster you will be presenting, or to propose an activity.

Classified as : Students, EBSI-SIS Symposium
Published on : 07 Aug 2014

Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC grant for 3D audio research

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on her NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada) Engage Grant. The project "Spatialized and Interactive Artificial Binaural Reverberation” is a 3D audio rendering project in collaboration with industry partner Audiokinetic, a Montreal-based company producing audio engines for interactive media and video games. 

Published on : 07 Aug 2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Ada Chan

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Ada Chan (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Ada was responsible for implementing usability tests and assessment tools to investigate how undergraduate and graduate library users from the McGill community use the library website for their research and learning needs.

Published on : 15 Jul 2014

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

At its meeting of May 22, 2014, the McGill Board of Governors on the recommendation of Senate, approved the administrative relocation of the School of Information Studies (SIS) from the Faculty of Education to the Faculty of Arts.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 10 Jul 2014

School of Information Studies Master's student Rebecca Nieto, who specializes in Archival Studies, receives international award

Rebecca Nieto, a student in the McGill School of Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, is a 2014 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Published on : 10 Jun 2014