2016 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Master’s Student Awards & Achievements

We’re pleased to share with you a selection of recent achievements of master’s students at the McGill School of Information Studies. Ching Yi (Christy) Lau, MISt II student, was awarded the 2016 Chinese American Library Association (CALA) scholarship, an award designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. This past summer, Christy … Continue reading

PhD Graduation
2016 Spring Newsletter / Student News

PhD Graduation

Dhary Abuhimed, PhD’15. Supervisor Prof. Jamshid Beheshti. Thesis: An Investigation of Knowledge Transfer in a High-School Inquiry-Based Project: Transferring Students’ Experiential Knowledge in the Form of Lessons Learned and Stories. >> View Dhary’s thesis Irene Kitimbo, PhD’16. Supervisor Prof. Kimiz Dalkir. Thesis: An Empirical Analysis of Project-based Learning Practices. >> View Irene’s thesis Continue reading

2016 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Student Group Activities

The School is home to eleven associations, professional association student chapters, and student groups. Below are just a few of the highlights from this past year. MCGILL INFORMATION STUDIES STUDENT ASSOCIATION The McGill Information Studies Student Association (MISSA) has had a busy year working on a number of new initiatives for the student body. In … Continue reading

Student Events
2016 Spring Newsletter / Student News

Student Events

INFONEXUS In 2015, the annual student-run “Web 2.U” conference was rebranded as “InfoNexus” to reflect the changing, multidisciplinary nature of the information studies field.InfoNexus 2015 was held on February 6 and was attended by 64 people. Speakers included: Nancy Naluz, Olivia Jarda, Patrick Brian Smith, David Heti, Herman Tumurcuoglu, Nathalie de Preux, MLIS’14, and Alexandra … Continue reading

Practicum Pause: An Interview with Cheryl Bain
Blog / Student News

Practicum Pause: An Interview with Cheryl Bain

By Merika Ramundo, Communications Officer, McGill University Library. Originally published May 15, 2015 on the McGill Library’s Library Matters blog. Reproduced with permission. During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course … Continue reading