During Reading Week at the iSchool, from November 3 to 7, Professors Cara Krmpotich and Lynne Howarth are on a cultural discovery tour in Washington, DC with their research team to go behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian Institution.
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When you are talented, you some get recogized all at once.
On behalf of the Faculty of Information, Dean Seamus Ross regretfully announces the passing of Professor Emeritus, John Provost Wilkinson (BA ’49, BLS ’50, MLS ‘54), who taught here for 28 years, and another high profile librarian, Erik Spicer (BLS '49), formerly the Parliamentary Librarian at the Library of Parliament, a prestigious position established at Confederation.
Faculty of Information student, Martin Skrypnyk, was recently announced as this year's recipient of the Gordon Dodds Prize for his paper, "The Pillow Book of Chris Marker."
Congratulations to electronic medical record research expert, Dr. Aviv Shachak, who has been granted tenure at the rank of Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
This academic term, the iSchool welcomed Dr. Susan Sim as a Lecturer in Information and IS&D, and media sociologist, Dr. Kenzie Burchell, who will teach a course as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Information, is immensely pleased that both academics have joined us, as they will deepen our teaching capacity for students.
As a society, we rely on volunteers to generously give their time to help us run important programs, carry out initiatives, and provide charity work.
iSchool alumna Alison Stirling (MISt 2006), volunteered for the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) immediately after graduation in 2006, demonstrating her long-term dedication to the faculty by first becoming an Executive Committee director, then Chair of the Grants & Awards Committee, Vice-President, and eventually, she became President for a two-year term.
An iSchool graduate and distinguished librarian is coming back to the Faculty this academic year to serve as its Interim Director of Information Services at the Inforum.
Lari Langford (MLS ’81) brings 33 years of experience as a librarian to the role, nearly 20 in her current position as Head of Access and Information Services, Robarts Library, University of Toronto.
As part of Mozilla’s campaign to celebrate “making” to teach web literacy, the iSchool is hosting a Maker Party for youth in Toronto.
On Thursday, August 21st from 1-3 pm, the iSchool invites youth ages 5-12 (accompanied by their parents or guardians) to try out "maker" projects including animation, 3D printing, and physical computing in the Inforum, 140 St. George Street.
Spearheaded by recent iSchool alumna, Karen Louise Smith (PhD 2013), the event is part of Mozilla's annual global campaign to teach the web.
Researchers at the iSchool’s Critical Making Lab, University of Toronto, grabbed international headlines again, this time by making people think twice about public washrooms.