School of Information Studies news
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.
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.
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”.
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
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
Tours for prospective and incoming graduate students are offered by McGill's Welcome Centre. They are conducted by current students and cover the downtown campus, libraries, various graduate services, as well as Thomson House, the popular social centre reserved for the use of graduate students.
L’Association des Bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association has announced that this year’s recipient of the Anne Galler Award is Professor Peter F. McNally of McGill University’s School of Information Studies.
Vincent Larivière, doctoral candidate at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The SIS Master of Library and Information Studies program has been re-accredited for another seven years by the American Library Association in January 2010. Tthe decision to grant continued accreditation to the program was based on the “totality of the accomplishment and the environment for learning…” The program has received continued accreditation since 1927/28.
The Faculty of Education has selected six PhD students, all with a success record in gaining fellowships, to be mentors to fellow students in the Faculty of Education. Their role throughout the Fall and Winter semesters is to help students identify a variety of doctoral fellowship opportunities, assist student in the application process, and mentor students on developing their CV for future fun
SIS Ph.D. candidate Vincent Larivière has been awarded the 2009 Eugene Garfield Dissertation Scholarship from the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) for his ongoing doctoral thesis.