Who Are We?

The Master of Information Student Council (MISC) is a group of elected volunteers that work to improve student life for MI students in the UofT Faculty of Information. Elected members take on various positions, such as advocating for student needs with various student groups, organizing events and professional development opportunities, and creating a sense of community among students. All of MISC’s work is done by and for MI students.

Want to get involved? Take a look at our current Council Members to see what kind of positions are available. We hold elections in the Fall for first year positions, and Spring for Upper Year positions. Make sure to check our social media and MISC newsletter for updates on how to get involved!

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Fees

MISC collects two fees to help us operate: the MISC Society Membership Fee ($25/year for FT students, $12.50 for PT students) and the Tech Fund Fee ($50/year for FT students, $25/year for PT students). These are charged with your tuition fees on Acorn in two installments (fall and winter term).

MISC Society Membership Fee Amounts

Fee Fall Term Charge Winter Term Charge Annual Total
Part Time Students $6.25 $6.25 $12.50
Full Time Students $12.50 $12.50 $25.00

 

Tech Fund Fee Amounts

Fee Fall Term Charge Winter Term Charge Annual Total
Part Time Students $12.50 $12.50 $25.00
Full Time Students $25.00 $25.00 $50.00

The Society Membership Fee sponsors MISC’s activities, such as:

  • Funding for MISC affiliated clubs and associations
  • Monthly social events for MI students
  • Orientation events and the annual end of year MI formal
  • Student Sponsored Initiative (SSI) Funding for student run initiatives that any MI student wants to host
  • Working Group research and activities
  • Professional Development events and workshops
  • Mental Health initiatives
  • The annual MI/MMSt student conference
  • Merchandise
  • And much, much more!

More information about the Tech Fund can be found here.

Student Choice Initiative

The SCI is a policy directive proclaimed in January 2019 by the Ontario provincial government. This directive mandates universities to enable all students to opt out individually from non-tuition ancillary fees that the government considers non-mandatory. Most student union fees are non-mandatory according to the SCI framework.

MISC opposes the Student Choice Initiative and its interference with the ability for students to mobilize independently. The info sheet below explains how the Student Choice Initiative negatively impacts the MI student body. More information about the Student Choice Initiative and its impact on all University students can be found at www.utgsu.ca/about/sci/.

In order to access the services provided by MISC and the Tech Fund, you must remain opted into your fees for both fall and winter terms.