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Dr. Karyn Moffatt to join the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World

Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has been invited to join distinguished international guests at the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World July 25-27, 2012 in Mountain View, California.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2012

Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives NSERC and FQRNT grants for research on accessible technology for people with disabilities and older computer users

Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received an NSERC Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People”, and an FQRNT New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. See full article for more information.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2012

SIS presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference: Learning without Boundaries?

School of Information Studies doctoral students Jonathan Dorey and Isabelle Lamoureux presented the poster "Thinking outside the archival box – Information literacy to the rescue!" at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 32nd Annual Conference held June 19-22, 2012. View the poster abstract at www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes/program/poster-sessions

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Published on : 21 Jun 2012

SIS presentations at the 2012 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference: Information in a Local & Global Context

Congratulations to all School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS-ACSI) conference in Waterloo, Ontario May 31 - June 2, 2012 on the theme of "Information in a Local and Global Context". Please read full article for a list of presentations.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

Rhiannon Gainor, PhD cand., awarded FQRSC grant for research developing metrics for competitive intelligence

Rhiannon Gainor, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, has been awarded an FQRSC (Fonds de recherche Société et culture) grant for her doctoral research developing metrics for competitive intelligence.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2012

SIS presentations @ EGSS conference: (e)Merging Knowledges: Classroom, Community, Culture

Congratulations to all School of Information Studies faculty and Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students who presented at the 2012 EGSS Conference. View the full article for more information on presenters and topics.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2012

Amanda Oliver, MLIS student, presents on metadata and performing arts collections at the Toronto iSchool student conference

Amanda Oliver, 2nd year School of Information Studies Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) student, presented "Performing Arts Collections and Metadata Schemes" in the Performing Arts Panel at the Collaboration, Convergence, and Communities: iSchool Student Conference, held at the iSchool, University of Toronto, March 2-4, 2012.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2012

Wayne Pender, MLIS student to present paper on TV newscasts & archives at ACA conference

Wayne Pender, MLIS II student at the School of Information Studies has received an ACA Foundation travel scholarship to present his paper "Moving Image Records: The Appraisal and Use of Television Newscasts for Archival Purposes" at the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) National Conference in Whitehorse, YT this June.

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Published on : 28 Feb 2012

Alumna Michelle Louise Atkin (MLIS’03, PhD’11), publishes new book: "Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance"

Michelle Louise Atkin, a School of Information Studies alumna (MLIS’03, PhD’11), has just published her first book: "Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance" (Scarecrow Press), which is based on her PhD dissertation.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2012

SIS @ iConference: PhD cand. Guillaume Boutard presents paper on digital sound processing preservation

Guillaume Boutard, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, presented a paper at the 2012 iConference in Toronto on Digital Sound Processing Preservation: Impact on Digital Archives (Guillaume Boutard, Catherine Guastavino & James M. Turner, U.de Montréal).

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Published on : 27 Feb 2012

SIS Job Posting: Faculty Position

The School of Information Studies invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on human information interaction (HII). Closing date: April 30, 2012. Anticipated start date: Sept. 1, 2012.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2012

Dr. Carolyn Hank awarded ALISE and OCLC/ALISE grants for social media & blogging research

Dr. Carolyn Hank, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, is Principal Investigator on two recently grant-funded projects. She was awarded the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Research Grant and the OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant Competition. Read full article description for study details.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

Rafa Absar, SIS alumna (PhD '12), is new lecturer at School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC

Rafa Absar, who successfully defended her PhD at the School of Information Studies in February 2012, has been hired as a lecturer at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives Young Network Investigator Award to research communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care

Dr Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, was awarded a Young Network Invesigator Award by the Graphics, Animation, and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND-NCE) to support her work investigating the communication and information needs of families navigating hospice care.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

Amandine Pras, PhD cand., receives Student Paper Award at audio engineering conference

Amandine Pras, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, received the Student Paper Award at the 131st Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in New York City in October 2011 for her paper that reported on an experiment she conducted at New York University Steinhardt during a research residency in Fall 2010.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012