School of Information Studies

Dr. Alexandre Fortier and Dr. Elaine Ménard received The Best Overall Paper award for the highest ranked submission at the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) for their paper entitled "Quelles données satisferaient les utilisateurs de sites web de musées?". Award papers are being presented on the first day of the conference (May 30, 2018) between 10:00-noon.

The complete paper will be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS).

Published on: 27 Mar 2018

Prof. Benjamin Fung has been appointed Associate Editor at the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) for a 3-year term from December 2017. SCS is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at designing, understanding, and promoting environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities.


Published on: 20 Feb 2018

The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that on December 8, 2017 Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD in the School of Information Studies at McGill University. His thesis is entitled “Archival interaction: a framework to assess university archives websites from the perspectives of history undergraduate students.”  The goal of this exploratory research is to provide an exhaustive portrait of the effectiveness and efficiency of Canadian university archives websites by extending to a Canadian context similar research that was done in the United States.

Published on: 12 Dec 2017

The Fourth Annual “Best Paper in Knowledge Organization Award” for Volume 43 (2016) has been awarded to:


Elaine Ménard, Nouf Khashman, Svetlana Kochkina, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Patricia Velazquez-Morales, Fen Zhou, Pierre Jourlin, Priyanka Rawat, Peter Peinl, Elvys Linhares Pontes and Ilaria Brunetti (2016) .“A Second Life for TIIARA: From Bilingual to Multilingual!” Knowledge Organization 43 no. 1: 22-34.


Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Prof Guastavino will be featured on Télé Québec show Electrons Libres airing November 17th at 18h30 for a short documentary on the Sounds of the City project

For more information or to watch the show online click here 

Published on: 17 Nov 2017

The inaugural winner of the fellowship, Rajat Bhateja is a second-year Masters of Information Studies student in the School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts.

Published on: 16 Nov 2017

W., Chen, B-C., & Shu, F (accepted). Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016). Aslib Journal of Information Management. 69(4)

Available at here 

Published on: 26 Jul 2017

Écoutez Catherine Guastavino et Romain Dumoulin nous parler du projet de recherche La ville sonore (Sounds in the city) dans une entrevue réalisée à l’émission Les Années Lumières de Radio-Canada durant le 85ème congrès de l’ACFAS.

Published on: 16 May 2017

The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the metaliteracy knowledge and skills of millennials when seeking and using information not only for academia but also for their day-to-day lives.  The metaliteracy construct encompasses the traditional scholarly information as well as alternative digital contents delivered through the Web, social media, wikis, blogs, etc. The target population of the study is the undergraduate students at different stages of their studies and across multiple disciplines.

Published on: 13 Apr 2017

Please see the ACFAS website for more information about the event


la programmation complète du congrès de l’Acfas 





Published on: 10 Apr 2017

Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, has received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant in collaboration with Ville de Montreal and Dumoulin Acoustics. Doctoral student Daniel Steele from the Multimodal Interaction Lab takes a leading role in the project. Visit for more information.


Published on: 10 Apr 2017

The American Library Association granted continued accreditation to our school in January 2017.

The full external review panel report can be seen here


Published on: 7 Feb 2017

Prof. Karyn Moffatt, Assistant Professor, McGill School of Information has been awarded the Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing

For more information please see the reporter article linked below

Published on: 13 Dec 2016

On October 18, 2016, as a Local Arrangement Chair, prof. Fung received the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016). The award comes with free registrations for the conference in the next three years.

Prof. Fung would like to congratulate his PhD students at SIS who served as volunteers at the conference, he shares this honour with them.  


Published on: 25 Oct 2016

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship.

Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance.

Fei's supervisors are Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien and Dr. Vincent Larivière, EBSI, UdeM.

Classified as: Awards, Research, PhD Students, PhD in Information Studies
Published on: 28 Apr 2016