MISC Initiatives

Resources and Initiatives to Support Our Community

Student Lounge

Did you know that your key fob gives you access to the student lounge on the seventh floor of Bissell (Room 705)? That’s right! Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take a break between classes, or host the next meeting of your student group, the student lounge is the place for you. * Except when the Bissell building is completely closed. iSchool staff usually announce these occasional closures via the listserv.


COVID-19 March 2022 Update:

Merch sales are back on! Please contact us at misc.ischool@utoronto.ca for more information on how to purchase, or keep an eye out for our weekly updates.

Come to the MISC office (room 624 in Bissell) during one of our designated hours to pick up your merch! We take cash and credit card.

Hover over the images for prices.

MISC Merchandise (While supplies last)

Instructor Award

On behalf of the MI student body, MISC is pleased to present the MISC Outstanding Instructor Award to recognize the Faculty of Information’s exceptional course instructors, who dedicate themselves to shaping and inspiring the next generation of information professionals. Students are asked to consider:

  • To what extent is the instructor’s knowledge/experience valuable to you?
  • Does the instructor create a positive classroom environment?
  • Does the instructor provide mentorship, guidance, and/or professional development support?
  • Does the instructor inspire you to achieve your academic/professional goals?

Instructors are eligible if they have taught at least one course at the Faculty of Information during the current academic year.

The nomination and voting period takes place in March and April each year. All MI students are contacted via the MI listserv at the beginning of the nomination period.

Past Winners

Past Nominees