Ms. Lise Bissonnette, President and Director-General of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the May convocation of McGill University, for her outstanding achievements in literature, journalism and public library service.
Vincent Larivière, a doctoral student at SIS, has received a three-year fellowship of $105,000 from SSHRC to pursue his study on the bibliometric analysis of the contribution of graduate students to the advancement of scientific knowledge, under the supervision of Professor Jamshid Beheshti.
Emily Toms, MLIS'07, was awarded the Albert Tabah Prize for Highest Standing throughout the MLIS program. Stephanie Simard, MLIS'07, received the Dr. Herbert Stanley Birkett Award for highest standing in GLIS 671, Health Sciences Information, in 2006-2007. Shazia Ahmad, MLIS'08, received the Margaret Downey Prize for exceptional academic merit in MLIS I. Benjamin Abrahamse, MLIS'08, was awarded the Virginia Murray Prize for Cataloguing for highest standing in GLIS 607, Organization of Information, in 2006-2007.
Prof. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies has been appointed Associate Director (Scientific Research) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), and an Associate Member of the Schulich School of Music.
Professor Jamshid Beheshti of the School of Information Studies has been named interim dean of the Faculty of Education for a term commencing September 17, 2007, until May 31, 2008. The former Dean, with whom Prof. Beheshti was serving as Associate Dean (Administration), has taken up a new position at the University of London.
The Engineering Student Centre is looking to hire an Engineering student to work in our office. Interested? Please visit our website for more details.
Due to a fire yesterday evening, September 24, there is currently no electrical power in either the Currie Gymnasium or the Tomlinson Fieldhouse. These buildings are therefore closed until power is fully restored. Until then, all classes and other activities scheduled for these facilities are cancelled. We anticipate a resumption of electricity to these buildings in the next day or two. Please monitor this space and we will update it as new information becomes available.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Sandra Crocker to the newly created position of Assistant Vice-Principal (Research Operations), effective November 1, 2007.