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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

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

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

SIS @ ALISE: Dr. Leanne Bowler, SIS alumna, receives Faculty Innovation Award

Dr. Leanne Bowler, a School of Information Studies alumna now teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, received the ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award at the 2012 ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Conference.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

SIS @ ALISE: Nouf Khashman, PhD cand. receives honour for poster on Arabic web interface analysis

Nouf Khashman, School of Information Studies PhD candidate, received an Honorable Mention in the ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition at the 2012 ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Conference in Dallas in January. The poster was entitled "Hofstede’s Cultural Model and its Applicability to Arabic Web Interface Analysis".

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

SIS @ iConference: MLIS students Peter Steiner & Halley Silversides present "Hack your Books" conservation workshop

Peter Steiner and Halley Silversides, both MLIS I students, held a standing-room-only workshop at the IConference entitled “Hack Your Books: Conservation and Library Science in Hackerspace” with Alex Leitch, Site3, Co-Optimism Coordinator, B.Eng Graduate, University of Toronto.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2012

SIS @ iConference: MLIS student Emily Kozinski & Dr. Carolyn Hank receive honour for poster "Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive"

Emily Kozinski, MLIS II student, presented a poster “Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive" (Emily Kozinski, McGill University; Carolyn Hank, McGill University) at the recent 2012 iConference in Toronto. The poster was among those which received the Best Poster Runners-Up mention.

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Published on : 24 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

SIS Building hours May 2 - August 15, 2011

Please note the building hours from May 2 to August 15, 2011 Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Published on : 03 May 2011

Dr. Elaine Ménard awarded SSHRC research grant

Dr. Elaine Ménard has been awarded a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) research grant of $115,393 over three years for her project “Modeling of an Interface Dedicated to Digital Image Retrieval in a Bilingual Context”.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2011

Professor Peter McNally awarded the 2011 Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize

Prof. Peter F. McNally has been awarded the Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize for 2011. The Marie Tremaine Medal is awarded by the Bibliographical Society of Canada for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. The Watters-Morley prize was created by William and Beth (Watters) Morley and funds a cash prize to be

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

Librarians Without Borders McGill Student Chapter travel to Guatemala

For a second year, School of Information Studies students and members of the Librarians Without Borders McGill Chapter will be travelling to Guatemala in late April to continue their volunteer work with the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango.  They will be blogging regularly during their trip. You can follow them online at http://lwb-online.org/?page_id=976

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

Yusuke Ishimura awarded the 2010-2011 Tim Casgrain Fellowship

Yusuke Ishimura, SIS PhD candidate, was awarded the 2010-2011 Tim Casgrain Fellowship by the Faculty of Education.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2010