Prof. Benjamin Fung Appointed Canada Research Chair
2016 Spring Newsletter / Faculty News / School News

Prof. Benjamin Fung Appointed Canada Research Chair

by Casey Scott “It is in recognition of the contributions made by my research team, especially by my PhD students in SIS, and a result of close collaboration with researchers and practitioners in the healthcare and national defense sectors,” says Prof. Benjamin Fung of his 2015 appointment as Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for … Continue reading

2016 Spring Newsletter / School News

Three New Graduate Certificates

The School is pleased to announce three new 15-credit graduate certificate degrees: Graduate Certificate in Digital Archives Management, Graduate Certificate in Information & Knowledge Management, and Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture. Designed for students or professionals holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, the certificates are comprised of five courses selected from a set of core … Continue reading

2016 Spring Newsletter / School News

New Master of Information Studies Courses

NEW MASTER OF INFORMATION STUDIES COURSES The Master of Information Studies (MISt) program is constantly evolving, with five new courses offered this year: INTEGRATING RESEARCH & PRACTICE This new MISt core course provides students with opportunities for analysis of theoretical and applied research in information studies, reflection on implications for professional practice and achievement in … Continue reading

Showcasing Learning: Class Open Houses
2016 Spring Newsletter / School News

Showcasing Learning: Class Open Houses

MASTER’S PRACTICUM OPEN HOUSE The three-credit Practicum (GLIS 699) provides second-year Master of Information Studies students with the opportunity to apply concepts and practices learned in coursework, and to strengthen skills by assisting in professional-level work under the guidance of a qualified information professional. The program remains one of the most popular electives at the … Continue reading

iSchools: Advancing the Information Field
2015 Winter Newsletter / School News

iSchools: Advancing the Information Field

In Fall 2014, SIS became a member of the “iSchools,” an international group of schools, colleges, and departments working together to advance the information field. Created in 2005, the iSchools organization promotes the information field as an emerging academic discipline rooted in programs focused on information technology, library studies, informatics, and information science, among others, … Continue reading

Recognizing Student Achievement & Celebrating Donor Support
2015 Winter Newsletter / School News

Recognizing Student Achievement & Celebrating Donor Support

Every year, the School awards scholarships and bursaries to deserving students. These awards are made possible by donors who provide invaluable ongoing support for the School’s activities. In April 2014, the School’s 2013/14 scholarship recipients and award-establishing donors were honoured at a special Student Achievement and Donor Recognition event hosted by the Faculty of Education. … Continue reading