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New posting for Assistant Professor position at SIS

The School of Information Studies (SIS), an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in information studies or equivalent.

Published: 2 May 2022

Historical Unsung Heroes: McGill Bicentennial Celebrations

McGill Employees from the Past: Community Builders for McGill and Beyond

This exhibit was created by Adjunct Professor Gordon Burr with the aid of three talented Archival Outreach practicum students in the School of Information Studies, Gabrielle Machnick-Kekesi, Kiana Lemay and Julia Fekete.

Published: 13 Apr 2022

SIS Students contributing to DRAW Blog

Blog Contributions to the DRAW (Data Rescue Archives and Weather ) Participatory Archives by students in the 641 Archival Description and Access course taught by Gordon Burr are highlighted in the May postings.

Published: 4 Jun 2021

Sounds in the City - In the News!

Prof Catherine Guastavino's research on urban sounds has been featured in the Radio Canada TV show Découverte with the participation of several SIS students and post-docs from the Sounds in the city partnership.

Published: 27 Apr 2021

SIS Merchandise now available online

MISSA has organized SIS merchandise available for purchase online!


Orders can be placed online and shipped directory to your house 

Click the link to view products and place your order 

Published: 29 Mar 2021

SIS Masters student earns Pathy Foundation Fellowship

Dominique Robichaud has been awarded a Pathy Fellowship; the project started as a MITACS supervised by Prof Kimiz Dalkir and Dominique went on to collaborate with the First Nations group.  Click the link to read more about the McGill students who have earned fellowships

Dominique Robichaud | McGill UniversityCommunity: Wabanaki Nation, QCInitiative: Waban-Aki Nation and Community Archives

Published: 26 Mar 2021

Prof Kimiz Dalkir wins KM Award

Prof Dalkir was awarded the International Knowledge Management award at a virtual ceremony held in December 2020! 

Published: 26 Jan 2021

How did Montreal sound during the lockdown? Le paysage sonore du confinement à Montréal

Sounds in the City, a research partnership led by Dr. Catherine Guastavino at SIS, is investigating the effect of the pandemic on Montreal soundscapes.

Published: 15 Dec 2020

SIS Programs ranked high

McGill jumps 12 places in global university rankings


In separate a ranking, 10 academic subjects at McGill were rated among the top 50 in the world

Library and Information Studies ranked 38th globally and 2nd in Canada.  More information in the reporter article here!

Published: 19 Aug 2020

Prof Benjamin Fung Promoted to Full Professor

The School of Information Studies is very pleased to announce that Prof. Benjamin Fung has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Prof. Fung is a stellar researcher and holder of the CRC Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. He has an outstanding and seemingly unstoppable successful track record in grantsmanship.

Published: 17 Aug 2020

Quieted City Sounds During Lockdown

Prof Catherine Guastavino's research on quieted city sounds during lock down has been featured several times this past month in the news and on the radio.  Read or listen more about this new research here!


Published: 8 Jun 2020

Welcome Gracen Brilmyer

SIS is very excited to welcome Gracen Brilmyer as Associate Professor (Special Category) starting August 1, 2020

Published: 28 May 2020

SIS Director Prof Kimiz Dalkir to collaborate on a project helping Canadian citizens critically assess and become resilient against harmful online disinformation

Prof. Kimiz Dalkir will be part of a collaborative project to help Canadian citizens critically assess and become resilient against harmful online disinformation: ”Développement et expérimentation d’outils éducatifs pour contrer la désinformation en ligne chez les jeunes adultes”. The $205,742 project is funded for two years (2019-2021) by Canadian Heritage under the Digital Citizenship program and will be led by PI Prof.

Published: 21 May 2020

SIS Faculty member Catherine Guastavino interviewed for maTV’s show Mise à jour

Tune in to hear Prof Guastavino discuss her research and the effects of noise pollution in the city.  The interview will be available online a few days after the broadcast

Published: 7 Feb 2020

SIS Faculty Member joint force with the industry to fight fraudulent insurance claims

Health insurance data are complex and large in volume. Finding the fraudulent claims is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Funded by the NSERC Engage Grants, SIS Faculty Member Benjamin Fung will start a new collaborative project with Segic, a software company that offers technology platforms and management services for the collective insurance industry.

Published: 8 Nov 2018


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