School of Information Studies news
The School of Information Studies welcomes new faculty members Dr. Benjamin Fung, Dr. Ilja Frissen & Dr. M. Max Evans
Professor France Bouthillier, Director of the School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome three new faculty members:
SIS MLIS Archival Studies student Allana Mayer wins ProQuest scholarship for electronic information services
Allana Mayer, School of Information Studies MLIS II student is the winner of the ProQuest Roger K. Summit Scholarship, open to LIS students worldwide! The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, recognizes LIS students who demonstrate outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and will be presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference.
Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien of SIS receives FQRSC & McGill SSHRC grants for research on interactive visual tools for digital information
Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien, School of Information Studies Assistant Professor, has received the following research grants:
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Guastavino on her 5-year NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grant for research on auditory motion perception.
School of Information Studies alumna and Education Liaison Librarian Maya Kucij (MLIS '08) has been awarded the McGill Library's 2013 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. Congratulations Maya!
Congratulations to School of Information Studies PhD student Jonathan Dorey on receiving a FQRSC research grant!
Dr. Catherine Guastavino of SIS co-organizing international conference on tracking the creative process in music
School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino is co-organizing the second international conference "Tracking the Creative Process in Music" in Montreal on Oct 10-12, 2013.
Dr. Catherine Guastavino & SIS PhD graduate Guillaume Boutard guest edit journal on preservation of digital cultural artifacts
Les Cahiers du Numérique has published a special thematic issue on the preservation of digital cultural artifacts, prepared by School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino and recent PhD graduate Guillaume Boutard, guest editors. View a summary of contents at Les Cahiers du Numérique, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2012).
Recent School of Information Studies PhD graduates Guillaume Boutard and Amandine Pras have been awarded two-year FQRSC post-doctoral fellowships. Guillaume will be continuing his research at Université de Montréal and Amandine at Columbia University. Congratulations Guillaume & Amandine! For more information on a range of funding opportunities available through the FQRSC (Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture), visit the FQRSC website.
The McGill School of Information Studies warmly congratulates the following incoming PhD in Information Studies students on receiving McGill Graduate Fellowships this spring: Jesse David Dinneen: 2013-2014 Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship recipientCarolyn Pang: 2013-2014 Wolfe Fellowship in Scientific and Technological Literacy recipient
SIS graduating MLIS student Xenia Kurguzova wins SSHRC prize for visual depiction of corruption research
School of Information Studies graduating MLIS student Xenia Kurguzova has won a
A warm congratulations to graduating PhD student Kaushilya Weerapura and supervisor Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on the publication of Kaushilya's thesis as a book: Self-Regulated Learning: An Information Science Perspective From publisher:
SIS graduating PhD student Guillaume Boutard awarded major SSHRC grant for interdisciplinary music research
Guillaume Boutard, graduating PhD student at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded a major Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant with co-PI Fabrice Marandola (Schulich School of Music). Their interdisciplinary research project focuses on "Documentation, Dissemination and Preservation of Compositions with Real-time Electronics". Congratulations Guillaume!
The School of Information Studies is currently seeking a new Faculty member with research expertise in Information and Knowledge Management (taxonomies, data mining, intelligence studies, knowledge transfer, organizational learning) and Curation and Preservation (digital archives, records management, authenticity, cultural heritage management, museum studies). Application deadline: May 15, 2013. A link to the position posting is available on the School's homepage.
The following School of Information Studies MLIS and PhD students presented at the 12th Annual EGSS conference: "Meeting in the Middle: (de)Constructing Knowledge|Rencontres au milieu: constructions et déconstructions du savoir" on March 15 and 16, 2013.