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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

Data Mining and Security (DMaS) Lab develops AI tools to defend the cyberspace of Canada

SIS Faculty Member Benjamin Fung and his research team DMaS are collaborating with the Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) to develop an AI-powered interactive platform to understand the inner workings of software binaries, including both benign and malicious software.

Published: 10 Oct 2018

SIS Faculty members at European Conference on Knowledge Management

Profs. Evans and Frissen recently presented their work on knowledge sharing at the the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018) in Padua, Italy. Their paper "The strength of strong ties you can trust: Re-examining the mediating role of trust in effective knowledge sharing" (Evans, Frissen, & Choo, C.W., 2018) can be found in the conference proceedings: pp.

Published: 3 Oct 2018

Prof. Max Evans appointed as a member to CIRMMT

Congratulations to Prof. Evans for being appointed to CIRMMT as a full faculty member

Published: 21 Aug 2018

Dr. Alexandre Fortier and Dr. Elaine Ménard to receive Best Overall Paper award

Dr. Alexandre Fortier and Dr. Elaine Ménard received The Best Overall Paper award for the highest ranked submission at the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) for their paper entitled "Quelles données satisferaient les utilisateurs de sites web de musées?". Award papers are being presented on the first day of the conference (May 30, 2018) between 10:00-noon.

Published: 27 Mar 2018

SIS Faculty member Benjamin Fung appointed Associate Editor at the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society

Prof. Benjamin Fung has been appointed Associate Editor at the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) for a 3-year term from December 2017. SCS is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at designing, understanding, and promoting environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities.


Published: 20 Feb 2018

School of Information Studies is pleased to announce Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD

The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that on December 8, 2017 Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD in the School of Information Studies at McGill University.

Published: 12 Dec 2017

Prof. Elaine Ménard awarded Fourth Annual “Best Paper in Knowledge Organization Award”

The Fourth Annual “Best Paper in Knowledge Organization Award” for Volume 43 (2016) has been awarded to:


Elaine Ménard, Nouf Khashman, Svetlana Kochkina, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Patricia Velazquez-Morales, Fen Zhou, Pierre Jourlin, Priyanka Rawat, Peter Peinl, Elvys Linhares Pontes and Ilaria Brunetti (2016) .“A Second Life for TIIARA: From Bilingual to Multilingual!” Knowledge Organization 43 no. 1: 22-34.

Published: 7 Dec 2017

SIS Faculty member Catherine Guastavino featured on Télé Quebec

Prof Guastavino will be featured on Télé Québec show Electrons Libres airing November 17th at 18h30 for a short documentary on the Sounds of the City project

For more information or to watch the show online click here 

Published: 17 Nov 2017

SIS MISt student awarded the Computational Research Fellowship

The inaugural winner of the fellowship, Rajat Bhateja is a second-year Masters of Information Studies student in the School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

PhD Candidate Fei Shu has published a paper in Aslib Journal of Information Management regarding China's cash-per-publication policy

W., Chen, B-C., & Shu, F (accepted). Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016). Aslib Journal of Information Management. 69(4)

Available at here 

Published: 26 Jul 2017

Prof. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies, featured on the Radio-Canada show « Les années lumière »

Écoutez Catherine Guastavino et Romain Dumoulin nous parler du projet de recherche La ville sonore (Sounds in the city) dans une entrevue réalisée à l’émission Les Années Lumières de Radio-Canada durant le 85ème congrès de l’ACFAS.


Published: 16 May 2017

Professors Jamshid Beheshti and Joan Bartlett have received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant on Towards a Model of Metaliteracy for Academic and Everyday-Life Information Seeking and Use

The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the metaliteracy knowledge and skills of millennials when seeking and using information not only for academia but also for their day-to-day lives.  The metaliteracy construct encompasses the traditional scholarly information as well as alternative digital contents delivered through the Web, social media, wikis, blogs, etc.

Published: 13 Apr 2017

Dr. Catherine Guastavino will be presenting at ACFAS on May 10th, 2017

Please see the ACFAS website for more information about the event


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Published: 10 Apr 2017

SIS Faculty member received 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, has received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant in collaboration with Ville de Montreal and Dumoulin Acoustics. Doctoral student Daniel Steele from the Multimodal Interaction Lab takes a leading role in the project. Visit for more information.


Published: 10 Apr 2017