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As part of one of the highest-ranking research-intensive universities in North America, the McGill School of Information Studies undertakes innovative interdisciplinary research and contributes valuable knowledge to the expanding field of information studies.

Research areas

Faculty members at the School of Information Studies are all engaged in the broad research area of human-information interaction (HII). Although our research is far-reaching, many projects fall within the following core research areas: human-computer interaction, information behaviour & services, and information & knowledge management, with a focus on: data mining, digital curation, information classification, information preservation, knowledge management, multisensory information, and user experience. View research areas and recent projects.

Our research is highly interdisciplinary; faculty members have ongoing collaborations with other McGill units including the Faculties of Arts, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Music, as well as collaborations with colleagues at other institutions in Montreal, across Canada, and internationally.

Research labs

Three research labs are affiliated with the School:

Research dissemination

The School shares results of research with the broader community through scholarly publications, national and international conferences, speaking engagements, conferences, colloquia, research seminars, and more.

The School's Research seminars highlight current local and international research on a wide range of topics related to the field of Information Studies. Students, alumni, members of the McGill community, and the general public are warmly invited to attend.

Additional research-related presentations and events held throughout the year are announced on our homepage.

SIS research links

Learn more about research @ the School: