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School of Information Studies PhD graduate Rhiannon Gainor awarded international fellowship for thesis on Competitive Intelligence

Rhiannon Gainor, McGill School of Information Studies PhD '14

Recent McGill School of Information Studies graduate Rhiannon Gainor (PhD ’14) has been awarded a 2014 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious honour is awarded annually to up to six recipients in an international competition by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. This marks the second time a PhD student from the School has won the award.

Published: 7Aug2014

School of Information Studies Master's student Rebecca Nieto, who specializes in Archival Studies, receives international award

Rebecca Nieto, a student in the McGill School of Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, is a 2014 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Published: 10Jun2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Paul Grewal

Paul Grewal, School of Information Studies MLIS student.

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Paul Grewal (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about his successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program.

During his Practicum, Paul was responsible for conducting interviews and analyzing LibQUAL+ survey results after changes to the Library’s reference service model were implemented.

Published: 9Jun2014

Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC grant for research on improving web-based retrieval of unstructured information

Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien, McGill School of Information Studies

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien on his five-year NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant for the project "Improving Retrieval of Unstructured Information using Existing Information Structures."

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Published: 6Jun2014

Dr. Eun Park of the School of Information Studies awarded SSHRC grant for research on historical data as networked knowledge

Dr. Eun Park, McGill School of Information Studies

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Eun Park on her two-year McGill Internal SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities) Development Grant for her project "Linked Historical Collections as Networked Knowledge."

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Published: 6Jun2014

SIS PhD student Robert Ferguson awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for research on personal information management to improve seniors' independence & quality of life

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Robert Douglas Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. 

Robert's research investigates how senior citizens, who wish to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible, can benefit from the results of 20 years of research in Personal Information Management (PIM). 

Published: 9Jun2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Emily Kingsland

Emily Kingsland, School of Information Studies MLIS student

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Emily Kingsland (MLIS '14) was recently interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement while a student in the Master's program.

During her Practicum, Emily was tasked with finding ways in which the Library could promote McGill’s digital collections through social media, including Pinterest.

Published: 22May2014

8th EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium in Information Studies

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8th EBSI-SIS doctoral symposium

The 8th EBSI-SIS doctoral symposium will be held Friday September 26, 2014 at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal.

McGill School of Information Studies newsletter - Spring 2014 edition

McGill School of Information Studies FOCUS Newsletter - Spring 2014

Announcing the new online publication of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students.

Read the Spring 2014 newsletter at http://news.sis.mcgill.ca/

Published: 20May2014

School of Information Studies master's student Anastasia Prozorova convenes McGill-wide "Information & Chaos Theories" reading group

Interested in exploring intersections between information & chaos theories this summer?  

"Information & Chaos Theories" is an independent reading group offered through the McGill Institute for the Public Life of Arts & Ideas (IPLAI), convened by Anastasia Prozorova, MLIS II student. The reading group is open to all McGill students, staff, and faculty, and will provide the opportunity to discuss information and chaos theories with an eye to interdisciplinarity. A summary of the group is below, as excerpted from the IPLAI site.

Published: 8May2014

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