School of Information Studies news
Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies part of team to receive $11M in funding for innovations in music media and technology
McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino is part of a team of researchers with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRRMT) who have been awarded $11M in funding through a grant from Canada Foundation for Innovation's 2015 Innovation Fund.
School of Information Studies alumna & McGill Librarian April Colosimo awarded Librarian Excellence Award
McGill School of Information Studies alumna April Colosimo (MLIS '05), Liaison Librarian at the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the McGill Library's 2015 Librarian Excellence Award. The award recognizes a McGill librarian who has demonstrated excellence in academic librarianship and has shown efforts to improve library services through innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness.
Montreal soundscape walks with Daniel Steele, School of Information Studies PhD student, featured in McGill Reporter
McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Daniel Steele was recently featured in a McGill Reporter article on the Montreal urban soundscape walking tours he gave last Fall and will give again this summer. Daniel specializes in the perception and conception of urban soundscapes. Read the article here: "Entendez-vous la ville?" http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/06/entendez-vous-la-ville/
Former post-doc Jochen Steffens wins European Acoustics Association award for research at the School of Information Studies
Congratulations to former McGill School of Information Studies postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jochen Steffens on receiving a Best Paper and Presentation Awards to young researchers for his European Acoustics Association Euronoise 2015 article on work undertaken by Jochen at the School last year with PhD student Daniel Steele and Dr. Catherine Guastavino: Steffens, J., Steele, D., & Guastavino, C. (2015). New insights into Soundscape evaluations using the experience sampling method. Invited paper presented at Euronoise 2015. May 31-June 3, Maastricht, the Netherlands (6 pages).
The Accessible Computing Technologies research group at McGill University (http://act.mcgill.ca) is pleased to announce a position for a postdoctoral fellow. Outstanding candidates with a background in HCI and Accessibility are sought for this position. Start date is flexible, with a preference for starting during Summer or early Fall 2015.
Cassandra Ricafort, a 2nd-year Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) student at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded the 2015 ABQLA Student Scholarship from l'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association. This award recognizes an outstanding ABQLA student member. Congratulations, Cassandra!
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Dr. Kimiz Dalkir and PhD student Irene Kitimbo of the School of Information Studies are co-authors of a new knowledge management book
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Kimiz Dalkir and PhD student Irene Kitimbo on their new book "Utilizing Evidence-Based Lessons Learned for Enhanced Organizational Innovation and Change," co-authored with Susan McIntyre (Defence Research and Development Canada) and Perry Paul (Lessons Learned Consultant, Canadian Armed Forces, Retired).
Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the School of Information Studies authors a new book on intelligent learner modeling
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on her newly published book: "Intelligent Learner Modeling in Real-time."
Dr. Jamshid Beheshti of the School of Information Studies is a co-editor of a new book on the information behaviour of children & adolescents
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti on the newly published book: "New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research," co-edited with Dr. Dania Bilal.
Exhibit on knowledge sharing & trust with research by Prof. Evans of the School of Information Studies opens at Ontario Science Centre
“In Knowledge We Trust” is an exhibit running at the !dea Gallery in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), inspired by research of Dr. Max Evans of the McGill School of Information Studies.
McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Diana DiFrancesco (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Diana worked with the Library’s “MyArts Research” information literacy initiative for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, analyzing best practices at peer institutions, creating an in-depth literature review on literacy instruction, and teaching two MyArts Research seminars.
Alumni of the School - celebrate Homecoming with old friends and classmates, students and professors. Join us for the McGill School of Information Studies alumni cocktail reception which will include a tour of our premises and a presentation on what's happening at the School. RSVP/Pre-Register September 30 - October 15, 2014.
School of Information Studies PhD student Afroza Sultana awarded grant for research on accessible technology for older adults
Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar. As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.
Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the School of Information Studies awarded Google grant to help people with aphasia
Congratulations to Dr. Karyn Moffatt of the McGill School of Information Studies on her Google Faculty Award grant for the project "Supporting Communication for Persons with Aphasia via Contextual Prompting on a Heads-Up Display" with Co-PI Dr. Leah Findlater, University of Maryland, College Park.