For her commitment to lifelong learning, leadership, and pushing comfort zones as an iSchool adjunct instructor and legislative librarian at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Vicki Whitmell (MLS ’84) has been chosen as the 2015 FIAA Outstanding Alumna.
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Companies and public institutions don’t give staff awards for just doing your job, but for going beyond the call of duty.
From how Canadian sell-side investment analysts seek and use information to evaluate the financial health of companies (Natasha Ali), to information behaviour for converts to Islam (Elysia Guzik), to information seeking and use practices and informal “working” conditions of hobbyist game makers in Toronto (Chris J. Young, pictured).
Balancing studies, a social life, and part-time job, while maintaining top marks? Those types of students are recognized by the University of Toronto through the annual Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards each spring.
This year, the University of Toronto awarded graduating Master of Information student Kate Langrell, and graduating Master of Museum Studies student, Jaime Clifton-Ross for achieving this balance. Each received a plaque during a ceremony at Convocation Hall, on the St. George campus.
Professor Andrew Clement engaged an iSchool graduate and current student to create the Snowden Digital Surveillance Archive — a complete, indexed, searchable, and fully accessible collection of all National Security Agency (NSA) documents released by whistleblower-in-exile, Edward Snowden, and subsequently published in the media.
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.”
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.