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PhD student Rhiannon Gainor wins award at 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation

Congratulations to Rhiannon Gainor, School of Information Studies PhD student for receiving the honour of 'best PhD paper presentation' (jointly awarded) at the 2012 European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation in Cork, Ireland, Sept 13-14, 2012. The paper was titled 'A Methodology for Competitive Intelligence Metrics' and was co-authored with Professor Bouthillier.

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

SIS faculty Dr. Beheshti & Dr. Large editors of new book on information behaviour of children & youth

Congratulations to School of Information Studies professors Dr. Jamshid Beheshti and Dr. Andrew Large, editors of the newly published book: "The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century".

Published on : 16 Nov 2012

SIS welcomes postdoctoral researcher Dr. Fouaz Sofiane Ayachi

The School of Information Studies is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researcher Fouaz Sofiane Ayachi. Dr. Ayachi is undertaking research at the Multimodal interaction Laboratory (MIL) on the physical characterization and perception of vibration transmission with Prof. Catherine Guastavino. Welcome!

Published on : 29 Oct 2012

SIS presentations at #Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media

Congratulations to School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the "#Influence12 - Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media" in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 28-29, 2012.

Published on : 09 Oct 2012

Dr. Elaine Ménard guest edits journal issue on documentation standards

The Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) has just published a special thematic issue on documentation standards.

Published on : 02 Oct 2012

Jonathan Dorey, SIS PhD student, named ASIS&T New Leader

Jonathan Dorey, McGill School of Information Studies doctoral student, has been named a 2012-2013 ASIS&T New Leader. This year was exceptionally competitive, with 86 applications from ASIS&T members from 16 countries. Congratulations Jonathan! About ASIS&T Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

Published on : 06 Sep 2012

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir appointed to Faculty of Education Office of the Dean

Congratulations to School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Kimiz (Kim) Dalkir on her appointment as Executive Director, Student Affairs for the McGill Faculty of Education. Visit the Faculty of Education's Office of the Dean page at http://www.mcgill.ca/education/about/dean to learn more about Dr. Dalkir's new role with the Faculty.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2012

Alumna Michelle Louise Atkin (MLIS’03, PhD’11) wins Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award

Michelle Louise Atkin, McGill School of Information Studies alumna (MLIS’03, PhD’11) and Algoma University Librarian, has won an Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) award for a paper she presented at the 2012 ALISE conference.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2012

SIS Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented paper on cross-cultural competitive intelligence at SLA conference

School of Information Studies Director Dr. France Bouthillier presented the paper “Cross-cultural Competitive Intelligence” in a Spotlight Session at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference in Chicago on July 17 at 10 am with Andrew Dillon, Dean, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, and Jin Tao, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2012

Dr. Catherine Guastavino named McGill University William Dawson Scholar

Dr. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies faculty member, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field and is held for five years (renewable).

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Published on : 06 Jul 2012

Wayne Pender, MLIS graduate, awarded SLA Jo Ann Clifton Student Award

Wayne Pender, School of Information Studies graduate (MLIS '12) was awarded the Special Libraries Association (SLA) IT Division's Jo Ann Clifton Student Award to deliver his paper "Metadata for Video: Too Much Content, Not Enough Information" at the July 2012 SLA conference in Chicago. This distinction included a travel & expenses scholarship and publication in b/ITe, the IT Division Bulletin.

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Published on : 04 Jul 2012

Dr. Karyn Moffatt receives NSERC and FQRNT grants for research on accessible technology for people with disabilities and older computer users

Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received an NSERC Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People”, and an FQRNT New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. See full article for more information.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2012

Dr. Karyn Moffatt to join the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World

Dr. Karyn Moffatt, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has been invited to join distinguished international guests at the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World July 25-27, 2012 in Mountain View, California.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2012

SIS presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference: Learning without Boundaries?

School of Information Studies doctoral students Jonathan Dorey and Isabelle Lamoureux presented the poster "Thinking outside the archival box – Information literacy to the rescue!" at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 32nd Annual Conference held June 19-22, 2012. View the poster abstract at www.mcgill.ca/stlhe2012sapes/program/poster-sessions

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Published on : 21 Jun 2012

SIS presentations at the 2012 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Conference: Information in a Local & Global Context

Congratulations to all School of Information Studies students and faculty who presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS-ACSI) conference in Waterloo, Ontario May 31 - June 2, 2012 on the theme of "Information in a Local and Global Context". Please read full article for a list of presentations.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012