Congratulations to the University of Toronto AIS Student Chapter, which has been recognized by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for "excellence in creating and offering professional development opportunities to their members.”
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Under the theme, Share Connect Discover, the 7th annual iSchool Student Conference brought together students to share their work with each other, developing new insights, and strengthen the iSchool community.
As part of the IXmaps project, Faculty of Information Professor, Andrew Clement, and Prof. Jonathan Obar (Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology) conducted research into Canadians' data privacy rights in the newly released report, "Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark?
A Museum Studies alumna motivated students, on a study trip in Washington, DC, to chronicle the history of the Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto (UofT), resulting in a historical timeline, and a revamped student blog.
A year ago, Museum Studies students met with Anne Halpern (MMSt ‘75) who works in Washington’s Department of Curatorial Records, at the National Gallery of Art. Over the years, Anne has met a number of MMSt summer interns at her workplace, and through them, enjoys keeping up with the program.
For its “thoughtful, innovative and compelling exhibit” exhibition, “Huzza for Freedom!
Congratulations to recent graduate, Zack Hayat (pictured 2nd from right), whose doctoral thesis has been placed on the short list — one of the top three selected out of 18 —for a best thesis award at the General Online Research (GOR 15) conference to be held in Cologne, Germany on March 18-20, 2015. The award for best doctoral thesis will be announced at that conference.
iSchool student Julia King has been named the Book History and Printing Culture (BHPC) Apprentice at Massey College for 2015.
A recent survey conducted at the iSchool shows that for Master of Information (MI) students looking for a job after graduation, 89% of them found one within the year, and 95% of surveyed Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) alumni were employed after graduation.
A first person account, by Museum Studies student,
(Photos by Jaime Clifton-Ross)
For her long time commitment and in recognition of her contributions to the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Professor Lynne Howarth is receiving its prestigious 2015 ALISE Service Award at the 2015 annual conference in Chicago.