Vacant (Vice President)This position is presently vacant
Lily Ren (First Year Academic Affairs Officer)
Lily is a first year MI candidate in the Library and Information Science concentration. She serves as the First Year Academic Affairs Officer along with numerous past experiences serving on student associations at the University of Toronto. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in 2016 with a double major in Book and Media Studies and Health Studies, and a minor in Human Geography at UofT. As a member of MISC, she hopes to strengthen the student community and facilitate communication between students, faculty, and staff enduring that each student’s experience at the iSchool is enjoyable and edifying.
In her spare time, Lily enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling. She hopes one day she’ll be able to visit Italy and eat her heart’s desire of pizzas, pastas, and gelati. Please feel free to get in touch with Lily on academic matters, student life, or a chat about anything of your interest.
Tristan Smyth (Faculty Council Representative)
Despite a BA in English Honours, Tristan has (happily) never read a book in the past three years, instead devoting his time to copious hours of television. A relocated Albertan, this is Tristan's second year in the MI program with a concentration is in Critical Information Policy Studies and Thesis. Feel free to chat with him about your experience at the iSchool and how to improve it, your thoughts on Toronto food culture, Albertan politics, or men's fashion.
Sari Gutman (Faculty Council Representative)
Sari was born in Richmond Hill and currently lives in Toronto to attend U of T. She is in her first year at the iSchool concentrating in Archives and Records Management and Library and Information Science. She did her undergrad at Queens University from 2010-2014 graduating with a BAH in 2015 with a History major and a Religion minor.
Sari is very excited to be serving as both the secretary and a faculty council representative this year.
Ronit Barenboim (Faculty Council Representative)
Ronit is in her second year of the MI program in the LIS concentration, which she hopes to turn into a career at an academic library in BC.
She enjoys reading, going out with friends, planning and organizing, and cuddling with her cat.
As Social Chair, she is really excited to plan social events for the iSchool and would love to hear your ideas. She is also excited to be a voice between the student body and faculty as a Faculty Council Representative. Don't hesitate to introduce yourself and share any and all ideas you have!
Evelyn Feldman (Faculty Council Representative)
Evelyn is a first year student in the Concurrent Registration Option with a concentration in Library and Information Science. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, with a major in English and honours in Greek and Roman Studies. She wrote her honours thesis on the development of public libraries in ancient Rome, exploring how they may have functioned within Roman society.
Although she was born in Toronto, Evelyn moved to Victoria BC with her family when she was six months old and just moved back to Toronto in August 2016. In her free time she enjoys reading fiction, constructing modular origami forms, and watching baseball.
Laura Marchiori (Faculty Council Representative)
Laura Marchiori is an MI candidate (2017) in the Archives and Records Management Concentration and is concurrently enrolled in the Book History and Print Culture program. She serves as the Treasurer on the Executive Council of the Association of Canadian Archivists U of T student chapter. She is now thrilled to also serve as a MISC Representative to the Faculty Council and looks forward to serving as a communication link between faculty and students of the MI program.
Laura has completed graduate studies in Art History and has taught at the undergraduate level. Her primary goal for her studies at iSchool is to learn how to facilitate the research of Humanities students in the Special Collections and Archives of an Academic Library.
Shauna Nandkissore (Faculty Council Representative)
Shauna has completed an HBA (Specialist in English) with the University of Toronto. She then went on to pursue an MI, concentrating in Library and Information Science and Information System Design. She has 4 years of experience working with U of T libraries, having worked with UTSC, Dentistry, and the Engineering & Computer Science library.
She plans to pursue a career in academic libraries. In becoming a Faculty Council Representative, she hopes to better connect with her peers and provide as much support to students as possible. She is completely open to hearing new ideas that would help improve the student experience.
When Shauna is not in class or at work, she enjoys leisure reading and travelling.
Angela Wang (Faculty Council Representative)
Angela is a first year from Vancouver, in the Library and Information Science & Knowledge Management and Information Management concentrations. In no particular order, she likes: travel, exploring cities, learning crafts and craft-adjacent things, and food.
Please feel free to reach out via email, or chat with her in person about iSchool business/ anything else of interest. She looks forward to hearing from you!
Jaisie Sin (Faculty Council Representative)
Jaisie Sin is a first year Master of Information student in the concentrations of Information Systems & Design and User Experience Design. She is a Faculty Council Representative and the First Year Tech Fund Representative. Her mission in the former is to ensure a strong student presence at Faculty Council Meetings and make sure student needs will be heard, while her objective in the latter is to bring to the iSchool the best student experience money can buy.
Jaisie hails from Toronto and earned an Honours BSc in Neuroscience and Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Her education is a reflection of her diverse interests, which include human-computer interaction, social psychology, security, social engineering, medicine, game design, artificial intelligence, and software development. When she has spare time, Jaisie enjoys experimenting with physics in video games, exploring fun weekend software projects, and dabbling in bullet journaling. Jaisie is also a member of the Web Team at the iSchool's chapter of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
If you see Jaisie in the halls, please feel free to say hi and fill her in on your ideas on what event, workshop, or equipment the Tech Fund can fund next!
Bridget Collings (Faculty Council Representative)
Bridget Collings is a 3 rd year CRO student with her concentration being ARM on the MI side. Originally
from White Rock, BC, Bridget earned her Bachelor of Arts at Western University before moving to Toronto in 2014. Having sat on multiple student councils starting in high school and continuing throughout her undergrad, Bridget has gained experience in advocating for a variety of student groups. As a Faculty Council Representative, Bridget will ensure that student’s voices and feedback are voiced at Faculty meetings. Bridget is passionate about ensuring that all voices are heard and included, and is excited to bring this passion to the position.
Clara Luca (Faculty Council Representative)
Clara is a first-year student at the iSchool concentrating on LIS and ARM. Although she grew up in Southern Ontario, she attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, graduating in 2015 with her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Classical Mythology and Religious Studies; she considers the west coast her second home. Throughout her time in high school and at UBC, Clara has been actively involved in several student activities and committees. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, creative writer and theater enthusiast, but she cannot deny the validity of story-telling in other media such as movies, television and video games. Clara also has a strong interest in physical geography and nature, astronomy, cooking and local history.
Now at the University of Toronto, she is a member of MISC as a Faculty Council Representatives and she looks forward to doing her best to serve the student body!
These representatives attend and contribute to all MISC meetings and are each allotted one vote. The Faculty Council for the Faculty of Information normally meets once each semester and is the governing body responsible for all academic affairs of the Faculty, including determining academic policies, determining the content and requirements of the degree and diploma programs. More information about the Faculty Council can be on the Faculty of Information page on Governance, policy, & accountability.
The students elected to the position Faculty Council Representative (there are normally several each year determined by formula and the number of students registered in the MI program) serve to create a student presence at the Faculty Council meetings. They are allowed to speak at meetings (and are encouraged to do so) and are each allotted one vote on the Faculty Council.
These representatives report back to the students and the MISC at the MISC meetings, allowing the greater student body and council members to understand the decision process of the Faculty as well as gather student feedback to be voice at future Faculty Council meetings.
The President, Vice-President, and one of the Academic Affairs Officers are automatically appointed as representatives. It is anticipated that 10 additional representatives will be required for the 2016-17 term. Candidates must be available for the following meetings: December 1 2016, February 9 2017, April 6 2017, and June 8 2017. All meetings are on Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Candidates are also encouraged to observe the meeting scheduled for September 29, 2016.