Rhiannon Gainor, McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) doctoral student, has been named a 2013-14 ASIS&T New Leader. This year was exceptionally competitive, with 77 applications from ASIS&T members from 10 countries. This is the second time in two years a SIS student has won this award. Congratulations Rhiannon!
The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is strongly represented at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 76th Annual Meeting, Nov. 1-5 in Montreal.
The conference is co-chaired by Dr. France Bouthillier, SIS Director and faculty member. Faculty, affiliated researchers, and students are participating in panels and workshops and presenting papers and posters.
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.
Congratulations to School of Information Studies PhD student Jonathan Dorey on receiving a FQRSC research grant!
Jonathan's research investigates the increased access and use of digital and digitized archives for undergraduate students, with FQRSC funding to December 2014. His PhD supervisor is Prof. Catherine Guastavino.
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).
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 recipient
Carolyn Pang: 2013-2014 Wolfe Fellowship in Scientific and Technological Literacy recipient
School of Information Studies graduating MLIS student Xenia Kurguzova has won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) prize for her visual depiction of Eastern European corruption research.
A warm congratulations to graduating PhD student Kaushilya Weerapura and supervisor Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on the publication of Kaushilya's thesis as a book:
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".
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.
Congratulations to School of Information Studies MLIS student Sarah Wilkinson on her book review in the Fall 2012 edition of Archivaria, the journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. Sarah reviewed The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository by Christina Zamon, published by the Society of American Archivists. Read Sarah's review.
School of Information Studies Masters of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Archival Studies specialization students Parvaneh Abbaspour, Kerry Goodfellow, Nailisa Tanner, and Emily Zheng contributed a report to the December 2012 issue of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Bulletin on the Digital Preservation Management Workshop held at McGill this past September. The ACA workshop was hosted by the School of Information Studies and featured SIS faculty member Dr. Carolyn Hank as a guest instructor.
Congratulations to School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the "#Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media" in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 28-29, 2012.
Paper presentation: Nouf Khashman (PhD candidate). "We are all Khaled Said" Page on Facebook: Exploring its Influence on the Egyptian Revolution.