MISCellaneous – 05 March, 2017

  1. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Seeking Members
  2. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap
  3. MISC March Meeting
  4. MISC and FIAA Present: Bye-School – End of Year Party
    5. iSchool Book Club Meeting 2
  5. Human Library Event
  6. iSchool Student Conference- Register Now
  7. Studio307 Presents: Sew What!?

  1. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Seeking Members


Event date: Tuesday March 7, 2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM


Location: Student Lounge (Rm 705)


The Mental Health Working Group is now accepting members! We would like to thank all those that have emailed previously. If you haven’t had a chance send us an email you are still welcome to join. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday March 7th at 4:30 PM in the Student Lounge (Rm 705). If you are unable to attend but would still like to join, please email us at ischoolmhwg@gmail.com.


We look forward to working with you,

Shauna Nandkissore and Chelsea Misquith

Co-Chairs, Mental Health Working Group



  1. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap


Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Location: Bissell Building, 7th floor Student Lounge


The iSchool will be having its first official Clothing Swap next month, open to all students, staff, and faculty. Many of you went home for Reading Week, so it’s a great opportunity to bring back some stuff you no longer want to become new-to-me clothing in someone else’s closet.


How it works: Drop off your old clothes and pick out new ones to take home. Make sure to bring a reusable bag or other item to keep the items you take away – though we will try to have a box of garbage bags just in case. There is no entry fee or ticket process, you can take and leave as many items as you like!


Accepted items: Men’s & Women’s Clothing (jackets, coats, pants, jeans, leggings, sweatpants, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tanks/sleeveless tops, dress shirts, sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, blazers, dresses, shoes, boots, sandals, workout tops and bottoms, sports bras, bras, undergarments with the tag still on) and Accessories (hats, mittens, belts, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, jewellery).


If it’s worn out and you want to get rid of it, please bring it! It can be difficult to find and get to a donation site so we’ll be taking care of that. Leftover items will be taken to Double Take Thrift Store. The more worn in items will go to a facility to be recycled. If it’s not on the list, please contact Amber at amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca and I’ll let you know if it’s accepted or not. Please email Amber if you’d like to volunteer to help out at the event. If you can’t make it on Thursday but still want to donate and/or have a lot of stuff to donate and want to drop it off ahead of time, please email misc.ischool@utoronto.ca to arrange a drop-off time or potential pick-up.


  1. MISC March Meeting


MISC is having our March meeting on Friday, March 17 from 3-5 PM in the Student Lounge (BL705). All MI/CRO students are welcome to attend.



  1. MISC and FIAA Present: Bye-School – End of Year Party


Event date: Saturday April 8, 2017 8:30 PM-1:00 AM


Location: The Pilot (22 Cumberland St, Toronto – 2nd floor “Stealth Lounge”)


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/250177838760339/


iSchool, Bye-School, get it? Sick of this theme already? Well, too bad. Our year end party is approaching fast and we’re getting excited and iSchool patriotic! For some, school’s going to be out forever; for others, school’s just out for the summer. But whatever category you fall under, come and celebrate the start of summer at The Pilot (22 Cumberland St, Toronto – 2nd floor “Stealth Lounge”) on Saturday, April 8th at 8:30 pm! This event is free for all – MI/CRO, MMSt, alum, and guests included. Some appetizers will be provided (courtesy of MISC and FIAA). All the fun will be had, so be there or be iSquare.


No RSVP is required but feel free to check out the Facebook event as we count down with fun memes, gifs and YouTube clips: https://www.facebook.com/events/250177838760339/ Best of luck with the rest of your semesters and we look forward to celebrating with you all!



  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting 2

    Event date: Tuesday March 7, 2017 4:00 PM

    Location: Student Lounge

    Website link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1828609894088661/

    The second meeting of the iSchool Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00pm. The winner of the poll for this month’s book is The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. This young adult novel is about Alex, who is haunted by her sister’s murder three years ago, and what happens when she takes violent revenge on her sister’s killer. The novel presents an unflinching takedown of rape culture and slut-shaming. Content Warning for discussions of rape and animal cruelty.

    No participation in previous meetings is required to jump into this month’s! We hope that this book club will facilitate critical thinking and lively discussion about a specific monthly book, and also provide a community through which interested iSchool students can embrace their love of reading and meet others who share this love. Often the intense studies required in Grad School make it difficult to continue to pursue non-academic reading, and we hope that a book club can act as a source of momentum for anyone who wants encouragement to read more. Keep up to date with what’s going on in the bookclub through our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1828609894088661/


  1. Human Library Event


Event date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:30 PM-6:30 PM


Location: Inforum (BL404)

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/human-library-tickets-31976600874?aff=es2

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/events/719024481596978/

Librarian’s Without Borders is proud to present the Human Library Event! We have over a dozen information professionals across many diverse and interesting fields who will be attending. Students will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with professionals in small groups. We have professionals attending from institutions such as Sunnybrooke Foundation, CBC library and archives, Toronto Public Library, Centennial College Library, and SO MANY MORE. To find the full bios, and to register (space is limited!) go to our eventbrite page! Light refreshments will be served.



  1. iSchool Student Conference- Register Now


Event date: Friday March 10, 2017 11:30 AM-8:00 PM


Location: iSchool


Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-now-2017-ischool-student-conference-tickets-32030220251

Website link: https://canadanow2017.wordpress.com


Registration for the iSchool’s Student Conference, Canada Now: Disrupting the Past, Activating the Future is now open. The conference will be held on March 10-11, 2017. Registration includes Admission to 2 days of sessions, lunch on both days, Keynote with Ian Wilson and a cocktail reception at the Faculty Club. For more details about the conference please visit https://canadanow2017.wordpress.com. To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-now-2017-ischool-student-conference-tickets-32030220251


  1. Studio307 Presents: Sew What!?

Event date: Wednesday (weekly) 4:00 PM-6:00 PM


Location: Studio307, BL307


Website link: http://studio307.github.io/


Looking for an outlet to shake off the winter blahs? Start the spring off right and join us in Studio307 (Bissell 307) Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 pm for a relaxed, all-levels, textile arts drop-in. Make something cool and learn from your peers! Bring a project that you’re working on or start from scratch with us. An assortment of sewing materials are provided. Full list of equipment here: http://studio307.github.io/equipment.html, or email semaphorestudio307@gmail.com to check!


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