Usman is a first-year Master of Information student who is concentrating in Library and Information Science in addition to Archives and Record Management. As both a Tech Fund and Faculty Council Representative, Usman is excited to address changing individual, technical and classroom needs in an online environment to help create the best possible learning experience in these uncertain times.
Prior to starting the MI program, Usman completed an Honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Cognitive Science and English. Now, he works as a Graduate Student Library Assistant at the UofT Dentistry Library through the TALint program. Outside of school, Usman enjoys reading books, jogging, and playing videogames.
Faculty Council Representative
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 of Faculty Council Representative 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, Executive Vice-President and VP Academic Affairs, are automatically appointed as representatives. The other representatives are elected annually in the fall each year.