School of Information Studies

The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researcher Dr. Rita Orji, who is undertaking research at the Accessible Computing Technology (ACT) Lab with Dr. Karyn Moffatt.

Rita’s research at the ACT Lab will focus on how interactive technologies can be designed to motivate desirable behaviours in older adults.

Classified as: Research, Accessible Computing Technology Research Group Lab, Postdoctoral Research
Published on: 3 Sep 2015

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.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 7 Jul 2015

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.

Classified as: alumni
Published on: 7 Jul 2015

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/

Published on: 7 Jul 2015

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).

Published on: 6 Jul 2015

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.

Published on: 22 Apr 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!

Published on: 15 Apr 2015

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Published on: 25 Mar 2015

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).

Classified as: publications
Published on: 5 Feb 2015

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on her newly published book: "Intelligent Learner Modeling in Real-time."

Classified as: publications
Published on: 15 Jan 2015

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.

Classified as: publications
Published on: 3 Dec 2014

“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.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 10 Oct 2014

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.

Published on: 6 Oct 2014

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.

Classified as: Awards, Research, PhD
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

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.

Classified as: Research, grants
Published on: 15 Sep 2014

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