Jamie Duncan (First Year Professional Development Co-Chair)
Jamie is a First-Year MI student in the Critical Information Policy Studies concentration. He was attracted to the Faculty of Information because of its interdisciplinary approach and the broad range of interests found there.
Helping employers and students find each other is an undertaking he is excited to be a part of. He loves to see friends and colleagues succeed and is confident that the skills being developed at the Faculty of Information will continue to attract a high level of interest in its graduates.
In class, Jamie is interested in the policy implications of emerging technologies. A current topic of focus is the use of Big Data at the Canadian border. He is also excited to be developing more technical skills by taking courses from other concentrations. Whatever your academic interests, Jamie is passionate about celebrating the diversity in the Faculty and is excited to learn about the goals and interests of students across this range.
If you have questions, ideas, feedback or just want to say hello, Jamie can be reached by e-mail and is happy to hear from you.
The Professional Development Committee is comprised of a second year student Co-Chair, elected at the end of the previous academic year, and a first year student Co-Chair, elected at the beginning of the academic year (September). The Committee also welcomes members at large for ideas and input.
The PD Committee is responsible for a number of professional development events for students at the Faculty of Information throughout the school year, including various resume and job-interview clinics and services. The Professional Development Committee's largest effort is the annual Employer Showcase (formerly the Job and Networking Event), usually held in January. Each Co-Chair is allotted one vote at MISC meetings.