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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


la programmation complète du congrès de l’Acfas 





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

SIS Faculty awarded Canada Research Chair

Prof. Karyn Moffatt, Assistant Professor, McGill School of Information has been awarded the Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing

For more information please see the reporter article linked below

Published: 13 Dec 2016

Prof. Benjamin Fung of the School of Information Studies receives the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016)

On October 18, 2016, as a Local Arrangement Chair, prof. Fung received the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016). The award comes with free registrations for the conference in the next three years.

Prof. Fung would like to congratulate his PhD students at SIS who served as volunteers at the conference, he shares this honour with them.  


Published: 25 Oct 2016

Dr. Benjamin Fung of the School of Information Studies appointed Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity

McGill University School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Benjamin Fung has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC Tier 2) in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. Dr. Fung's research program aims to enhance the data sharing and data mining capabilities for healthcare and cyber security professionals.

Published: 12 Feb 2016

Continued Accreditation Granted

The American Library Association granted continued accreditation to our school in January 2017.

The full external review panel report can be seen here


Published: 7 Feb 2017

SIS PhD student Fei Shu awarded FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship for research on bibliometric database comparison

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship.

Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance.

Published: 28 Apr 2016

McGill School of Information Studies newsletter - Spring 2016 edition

Announcing the Spring 2016 edition of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students. Download the Spring 2016 newsletter as a PDF via our website, or browse articles on our SIS news blog.

Published: 26 Apr 2016

SIS PhD student Fei Shu wins iFellowship award for national-scale digital research in Chinese bibliometrics

The McGill School of Information Studies congratulates PhD in Information Studies student Fei Shu, recently selected for the iFellows Doctoral Fellowship program. Fei's thesis proposal was selected from a pool of applicants from 65 iSchools across the world. As an iFellow, Fei will receive a stipend of $50,000 USD over two years to pursue independent dissertation research that supports the goals of the Coherence at Scale Program.

Published: 7 Mar 2016