Introducing the New Master of Information Studies (MISt)
2014 Spring Newsletter / Features

Introducing the New Master of Information Studies (MISt)

The School is pleased to announce the redesign of the Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) program into the new Master of Information Studies (MISt). The MISt seeks to educate information professionals in a broad sense, offer increased flexibility for selecting and adding areas of specialization, and better integrate information technology, management, and research … Continue reading

Trends in Information Science Examined at SIS Symposium
2014 Spring Newsletter / Features

Trends in Information Science Examined at SIS Symposium

In July 2013, a symposium on current and future trends in information science research was held at the School with a panel of six leaders in the field of information studies. The international panel was organized by the School and the McGill Student Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in conjunction … Continue reading

The Future of KM Revealed at ICKM 2013
2014 Spring Newsletter / Features

The Future of KM Revealed at ICKM 2013

By Nathalie de Preux, MLIS student On November 1-2, 2013, the 9th edition of the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) took place for the first time here in Montreal, around the themes of knowledge management metrics, performance measurement, capacity building, and certification. ICKM is a unique conference as it gathers researchers and practitioners from … Continue reading

PhD Awards & Honours
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

PhD Awards & Honours

Recent awards and honours granted to the School’s PhD in Information Studies students: Jesse David Dinneen, MLIS ’13, was awarded the 2013-2014 Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship, one of the most prestigious internal McGill fellowships. Jonathan Dorey, MLIS ’10, was awarded a FQRSC (Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture) doctoral fellowship for his … Continue reading

PhD Graduation 2013
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

PhD Graduation 2013

The School congratulates our five graduates of the PhD in Information Studies program in 2013: Guillaume Boutard, PhD ’13 (centre) with supervisors Professor Catherine Guastavino and Professor James Turner, Université de Montréal. Preserving the intelligibility of digital archives of contemporary music with live electronics: a theoretical and practical framework. View full text thesis     … Continue reading

Master’s News & Activities
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Master’s News & Activities

Highlights of news and activities of our Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students. Cherian George, MLIS’13, presented the poster “Current trends in design of user interface of image databases” at the Canadian Library Association (CLA) 2013 Conference in Winnipeg. Carolyne Ménard wrote about her experience at the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy, a primary … Continue reading

SIS Scholarships & Prizes
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

SIS Scholarships & Prizes

Please join us in congratulating our School of Information Studies scholarship winners (2012-13 and 2013-14) and prize winners (2012-13). These awards are made possible through the generosity of our alumni and friends of the McGill School of Information Studies. Over $105,000 was awarded to 50 students. AWARDS Azelie de Lendrecie Clark Award 2012-13 Natalie Colaiacovo … Continue reading

Master’s Practicum Showcase: Student Learning in Action
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Master’s Practicum Showcase: Student Learning in Action

As a finale to the popular master’s Practicum program, the School hosts an open-house showcase which celebrates the significant accomplishments of Practicum students. The three-credit Practicum gives Master of Library and Information Studies students the opportunity to participate in field practice, applying their theoretical knowledge base and learning while practicing professional skills. Practicums take place … Continue reading

Student Events & Chapter Activities
2014 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Student Events & Chapter Activities

SIS student groups and chapters enrich the life of the School and create connections with external partners and communities. A selection of recent highlights: Web 2.U Symposium: At the Cutting Edge of Web 2.0 Web 2.U is a full-day symposium run by School of Information Studies students featuring international and local speakers who explore the … Continue reading

In Memoriam
2014 Spring Newsletter / Alumni News / Faculty News / In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The School honours the passing of alumna Jay Macpherson, Governor General award winner and member of the Order of Canada, former professor Dr. Charles David Batty, and alumni Sister Mary Audrey Mable Beauvais, Julia Nelson, and Louis-Mathieu Paquin. Alumni Jay Macpherson, BLS ’53, died March 21, 2012. After completing her BLS at McGill, she completed … Continue reading