Research seminars - SIS Seminar Series

The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) presents research colloquia throughout the year with Canadian and international guest speakers. These free talks highlight innovative research topics and developments in the field of information studies.

The seminars are open to students, university staff and faculty, alumni, and members of the public. SIS PhD and master's students are strongly encouraged to attend. As seating is limited, please arrive early to secure a seat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2017/18 seminars and workshops

September 11, 2017


MS Word - Hands On Advanced workshop for professionals and researchers

(Bring a laptop)

October 2, 2017


MS Excel - Hands on Advanced workshop for professionals and researcher

(bring a laptop)

October 11, 2017 (Wednesday) 10:00-12:00 Producing Research Podcasts: Antoon Cox
October 16, 2017 12:30-1:30

ASIST Student Chapter - Vera Granikov, Cynthia Kumah


October 23, 2017 CANCELLED 12:30-1:30

Contextualizing Twitter activity with social network analysis
Stefanie Haustein, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa 

(Attendance will be taken)

November 6, 2017 12:30 - 1:30

Mining peer code review data to study contentious reviews and community evolution - Shane McIntosh

(Attendance will be taken)

November 20, 2017 12:30-1:30

DOLMEN: Towards an enriched user experience for online museum collections  Alexandre Fortier, Elaine Ménard

(Attendance will be taken)

December 4, 2017 12:30-1:30

"I feel what it counts" Towards the new body representational materialities from Fitbit user's perspective, Elias Bitencort

(Attendance will be taken)

January 29, 2018 12:30-1:30

Practice-informed research to improve information literacy assessment in an academic library setting Jill Boruf

February 12, 2018  Postponed 12:30-1:30

McGill Library Data Lab  Berenica Vejvoda (McGill Libraries)

February 26, 2018 12:30-1:30 Title TBA, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs (SIS)
March 12, 2018 12:30-1:30

Upper Limits of auditory motion perception with percussion sounds Cynthia Tarlao (SIS)

March 19, 2018 ALL DAY SIS/EBSI Research Day

March 30, 2018 (FRIDAY) Cancelled

12:30-1:30 Tattoos as documents Alexandre Fortier

Unless otherwise specified, the SIS Seminars are held at the School of Information Studies, Room 106, 3661 Peel. 


Check the SIS homepage for more School of Information Studies events.