Class of 2012 newest alumni of the iSchool
On June 15th, more than a hundred graduates of the iSchool marched across the quad from University College to Simcoe Hall to receive their degrees, capping off two (or more!) years of coursework and research armed with a Master of Information or Master of Museum Studies.
Returning to the iSchool for the post-Convocation reception, hosted by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association, the graduating class of 2012 was greeted by a transformed Inforum, where recycled-book-butterflies flitted about, beverages and tasty treats abounded, and our latest alumni got to introduce their families to their friends and professors, and find out who had won awards for high academic achievement and contributions to the community. Pictured above are winners of the AGO Visitor Experience Award.
During the awards ceremony, Dean Seamus Ross echoed the sentiments of the audience saying he joins staff and faculty members in feeling proud of graduants many accomplishments.
The Faculty of Information is thrilled to welcome the graduates of 2012 as our newest alumni, and wish them well in the next phases of their lives as Information Professionals, and to congratulate them on all their hard work.
2011-12 Convocation Award Recipients:
FIAA Outstanding Student Contribution Award: Valerie Stevens
The Ukrainian Heritage Association and Museum of Canada Award in Museum Studies - Awarded to a graduating MMSt student with a demonstrated research interest in some aspect of museums and history/culture of Ukrainians in Canada: Robyn Watt
The AGO Visitor Experience Award – Recognizes the outstanding contribution of Museum Studies students in the advancement of education, interpretation, and visitor studies research at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This award celebrates the collaboration between the Museum Studies program and the AGO through internships, independent studies and practicum: Diana Gore, Jacqueline Reich, Laura Robb, Jennifer Rose, and Laura Warren-Causton
Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – Awarded to the 3 highest GPAs: Yameen El Azab, Vanessa Fleet, and Rachel Meloche,
ARMA Toronto Chapter Award – Awarded to the full-time student with the highest academic standing in a Managing Organizational Records course or courses: Elizabeth Atkinson
Toronto Area Archivists Group Award – Awarded to the graduand with the highest academic achievement in the Archives and Records Management path of the MI program: Robert Vanderberg
Margaret Canning Public Librarian Prize – Awarded to a graduating student who has taken the Information Professional Practicum course and has best demonstrated success in their placement: Ambreen Kamal
William L. Graff Memorial Prize – Awarded to the graduating student who ranks highest in INF2126H - Public Library Services to Culturally Diverse Communities: Habibatulaziz Ahmad
Rare Books and Manuscripts Award – Awarded to the graduating student who ranks highest in this course: Karl Nilsen
Kathleen Reeves Memorial Award – Awarded to the student who ranks highest in INF2158H - Management of Corporate and Other Special Information Centres: Stephanie Quail
Douglas Armstrong Memorial Award – Awarded to a student with demonstrated career interests in the application of new technology in library and information science who has taken courses dealing with the automation of library and information systems and services: Tamara Smith
OLA Anniversary Prize – Awarded to the graduand who ranks highest in the MI program: Louise G. Donnelly
Beta Phi Mu Letters of Achievement – Awarded to students with a GPA of 3.90 or higher: Louise Donnelly, Valerie Stevens, Juan Ilerbaig-Adell, Karl Nilsen, Andrew Hilts, Michael Desjardins, Robert Ree and Coralee Leroux