School of Information Studies news
School of Information Studies Master's student Rebecca Nieto, who specializes in Archival Studies, receives international award
Rebecca Nieto, a student in the McGill School of Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, is a 2014 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Paul Grewal (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about his successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During his Practicum, Paul was responsible for conducting interviews and analyzing LibQUAL+ survey results after changes to the Library’s reference service model were implemented.
SIS PhD student Robert Ferguson awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for research on personal information management to improve seniors' independence & quality of life
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Robert Douglas Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. Robert's research investigates how senior citizens, who wish to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible, can benefit from the results of 20 years of research in Personal Information Management (PIM).
Dr. Eun Park of the School of Information Studies awarded SSHRC grant for research on historical data as networked knowledge
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Eun Park on her two-year McGill Internal SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities) Development Grant for her project "Linked Historical Collections as Networked Knowledge." Project description
Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC grant for research on improving web-based retrieval of unstructured information
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien on his five-year NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant for the project "Improving Retrieval of Unstructured Information using Existing Information Structures." Project description
McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Emily Kingsland (MLIS '14) was recently interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Emily was tasked with finding ways in which the Library could promote McGill’s digital collections through social media, including Pinterest.
Announcing the new online publication of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students. Read the Spring 2014 newsletter at http://news.sis.mcgill.ca/
School of Information Studies master's student Anastasia Prozorova convenes McGill-wide "Information & Chaos Theories" reading group
Interested in exploring intersections between information & chaos theories this summer? "Information & Chaos Theories" is an independent reading group offered through the McGill Institute for the Public Life of Arts & Ideas (IPLAI), convened by Anastasia Prozorova, MLIS II student. The reading group is open to all McGill students, staff, and faculty, and will provide the opportunity to discuss information and chaos theories with an eye to interdisciplinarity. A summary of the group is below, as excerpted from the IPLAI site.
In the news: Cyber forensics research by Dr. Fung of the School of Information Studies featured in McGill's Headway magazine
Dr. Benjamin Fung's work on cyber forensics and data mining is featured in the latest edition of Headway magazine, which highlights the best of research, discovery, and innovation at McGill University. Read the full text article about Dr. Fung's research and cyber forensic tool in Headway, Volume 8, Number 1 Spring 2014: The Big Picture on Big Data - 002//Cyber Forensics.
In the news: School of Information Studies Director France Bouthillier interviewed by Ottawa Citizen
McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Director Dr. France Bouthillier was interviewed for an April 1, 2014 article by the Ottawa Citizen regarding the outsourcing by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) of the national AMICUS catalogue to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) library cooperative. Read the full article here.
Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the School of Information Studies co-leading development of Quartier de L'Innovation de Montreal's "Montreal Creativity Hub"
Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) has been selected as a leader in the development of the Quartier de l’Innovation’s “Montreal Creativity Hub.”
The School of Information Studies welcomes postdoctoral researchers Dr. Cédric Camier & Dr. Jochen Steffens @ the Multimodal Interaction Lab
The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researchers Dr. Cédric Camier and Dr. Jochen Steffens, both undertaking research at the Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (MIL) with Prof. Catherine Guastavino.
R. Ferguson, E. Crist, & Dr. K. Moffatt of the School of Information Studies win award for paper on technologies and comfort in hospice
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The School of Information Studies welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar and Knowledge Management expert Dr. Jay Liebowitz
The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome Visiting Fulbright Scholar and internationally recognized Knowledge Management expert and author Dr. Jay Liebowitz. Dr. Liebowitz will be in residence at the School from November 19 to December 2, 2013. Dr. Liebowitz will give seminars and workshops on knowledge management, big data, business analytics and on the management of intellectual capital to develop research agendas and directions for developing curricula on these topics at the School.
Rhiannon Gainor, McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) doctoral student, has been named a 2013-14 ASIS&T New Leader. This year was exceptionally competitive, with 77 applications from ASIS&T members from 10 countries. This is the second time in two years a SIS student has won this award. Congratulations Rhiannon! View Rhiannon's bio. About ASIS&T