Blog Contributions to the DRAW (Data Rescue Archives and Weather ) Participatory Archives by students in the 641 Archival Description and Access course taught by Gordon Burr are highlighted in the May postings.
Prof Catherine Guastavino's research on urban sounds has been featured in the Radio Canada TV show Découverte with the participation of several SIS students and post-docs from the Sounds in the city partnership.
The section on Sounds in the city, entitled À l'écoute de la ville, starts at 33 minutes.
MISSA has organized SIS merchandise available for purchase online!
Orders can be placed online and shipped directory to your house
Click the link to view products and place your order
Dominique Robichaud has been awarded a Pathy Fellowship; the project started as a MITACS supervised by Prof Kimiz Dalkir and Dominique went on to collaborate with the First Nations group. Click the link to read more about the McGill students who have earned fellowships
Dominique Robichaud | McGill University
Community: Wabanaki Nation, QC
Initiative: Waban-Aki Nation and Community Archives
Prof Dalkir was awarded the International Knowledge Management award at a virtual ceremony held in December 2020!
Sounds in the City, a research partnership led by Dr. Catherine Guastavino at SIS, is investigating the effect of the pandemic on Montreal soundscapes.
The School of Information Studies is happy to announce 2 students Chloe Belair-Morin and Sarah Monnier as part of the Indigenous Student Librarian program. This programs offers a tuition waiver to an Indigenous student as well as part time employment as a student librarian or archivist at Concordia Library. The program is a partnership between McGill, Concordia and Univesité de Montreal
McGill jumps 12 places in global university rankings
In separate a ranking, 10 academic subjects at McGill were rated among the top 50 in the world
Library and Information Studies ranked 38th globally and 2nd in Canada. More information in the reporter article here!
The School of Information Studies is very pleased to announce that Prof. Benjamin Fung has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Prof. Fung is a stellar researcher and holder of the CRC Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. He has an outstanding and seemingly unstoppable successful track record in grantsmanship. He is also a highly valued teacher and mentor to our students as well as someone who is ever at the ready to contribute to the SIS, McGill and wider professional and practitioner communities. Our School is lucky to have him on board. Congratulations Prof Fung!
Prof Catherine Guastavino's research on quieted city sounds during lock down has been featured several times this past month in the news and on the radio. Read or listen more about this new research here!
· Leblanc, E. (2020, May 30). L’après-COVID-19: tirer les leçons de ce printemps silencieux. Radio-Canada. Retrieved from http://www.radio-canada.ca/util/postier/suggerer-go.asp?nID=4523621
SIS is very excited to welcome Gracen Brilmyer as Associate Professor (Special Category) starting August 1, 2020
Prof. Kimiz Dalkir will be part of a collaborative project to help Canadian citizens critically assess and become resilient against harmful online disinformation: ”Développement et expérimentation d’outils éducatifs pour contrer la désinformation en ligne chez les jeunes adultes”. The $205,742 project is funded for two years (2019-2021) by Canadian Heritage under the Digital Citizenship program and will be led by PI Prof. Colette Brin (Département d’information et de communication, Directrice, Centre d'études sur les médias) at Université Laval.
Tune in to hear Prof Guastavino discuss her research and the effects of noise pollution in the city. The interview will be available online a few days after the broadcast
Congratulations to Prof. Benjamin Fung who has been appointed Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) for a 2-year term from May 2019. IEEE TKDE is a top research venue in the area of data mining
What Happens When Libraries Play? Place aux jeux: quand les bibliothèques s’en mêlent ! McGill Library, Montreal Québec
"When we play, we explore the limits of the possible" –Thomas Hendricks.