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The School of Information Studies welcomes new faculty members Dr. Benjamin Fung, Dr. Ilja Frissen & Dr. M. Max Evans

Professor France Bouthillier, Director of the School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome three new faculty members:

Published on : 10 Sep 2013

SIS MLIS Archival Studies student Allana Mayer wins ProQuest scholarship for electronic information services

Allana Mayer, School of Information Studies MLIS II student is the winner of the ProQuest Roger K. Summit Scholarship, open to LIS students worldwide! The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, recognizes LIS students who demonstrate outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and will be presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference.

Published on : 17 Jun 2013

Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien of SIS receives FQRSC & McGill SSHRC grants for research on interactive visual tools for digital information

Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received the following research grants:

Published on : 06 Jun 2013

Dr. Catherine Guastavino of SIS awarded NSERC grant for research on auditory motion perception

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Guastavino on her 5-year NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant for research on auditory motion perception.

Published on : 05 Jun 2013

SIS alumna & McGill Librarian Maya Kucij awarded Librarian Excellence Award

School of Information Studies alumna and Education Liaison Librarian Maya Kucij (MLIS '08) has been awarded the McGill Library's 2013 Librarian Excellence Award. The award recognizes a McGill librarian who has demonstrated excellence in academic librarianship and has shown efforts to improve library services through innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness. Congratulations Maya!

Published on : 03 Jun 2013

SIS PhD student Jonathan Dorey awarded FQRSC grant for research on student use of digital archives

Congratulations to School of Information Studies PhD student Jonathan Dorey on receiving a FQRSC research grant!

Published on : 21 May 2013

Dr. Catherine Guastavino of SIS co-organizing international conference on tracking the creative process in music

  School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino is co-organizing the second international conference "Tracking the Creative Process in Music" in Montreal on Oct 10-12, 2013.

Published on : 14 May 2013

Dr. Catherine Guastavino & SIS PhD graduate Guillaume Boutard guest edit journal on preservation of digital cultural artifacts

Les Cahiers du Numérique has published a special thematic issue on the preservation of digital cultural artifacts, prepared by School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino and recent PhD graduate Guillaume Boutard, guest editors. View a summary of contents at Les Cahiers du Numérique, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2012).

Published on : 13 May 2013

SIS PhD graduates Guillaume Boutard & Amandine Pras awarded FQRSC post-doctoral fellowships

Recent School of Information Studies PhD graduates Guillaume Boutard and Amandine Pras have been awarded two-year FQRSC post-doctoral fellowships. Guillaume will be continuing his research at Université de Montréal and Amandine at Columbia University. Congratulations Guillaume & Amandine! For more information on a range of funding opportunities available through the FQRSC (Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture), visit the FQRSC website.

Published on : 13 May 2013

Congratulations to SIS graduate students Jesse David Dinneen & Carolyn Pang on fellowship awards

The McGill School of Information Studies warmly congratulates the following incoming PhD in Information Studies students on receiving McGill Graduate Fellowships this spring: Jesse David Dinneen: 2013-2014 Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship recipientCarolyn Pang: 2013-2014 Wolfe Fellowship in Scientific and Technological Literacy recipient

Published on : 30 Apr 2013

SIS graduating MLIS student Xenia Kurguzova wins SSHRC prize for visual depiction of corruption research

School of Information Studies graduating MLIS student Xenia Kurguzova has won a 

Published on : 10 Apr 2013

SIS graduating PhD student Kaushilya Weerapura's thesis published as book

A warm congratulations to graduating PhD student Kaushilya Weerapura and supervisor Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on the publication of Kaushilya's thesis as a book: Self-Regulated Learning: An Information Science Perspective From publisher:

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

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". Congratulations Guillaume!

Published on : 28 Mar 2013

SIS Faculty search: Information & Knowledge Management/Curation & Preservation

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.

Published on : 26 Mar 2013

SIS MLIS & PhD students present research at EGSS Conference

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.

Published on : 19 Mar 2013