MISCellaneous – 10 October, 2016

  1. MISC Fall Elections Results
  2. Brown Bag Lunch: Web Scraping with Python
  3. Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter – Recruitment
  4. iSchool Info Days – Volunteers Needed
  5. Brown Bag Lunch: Data Pre-processing with Python
  6. Concurrent Registration Option (CRO) Facebook Group
  7. President’s Memorandum

  1. MISC Fall Elections Results

Results of the MISC 2016 fall elections (pending ratification):

Vice President: Ken Kongkatong

First Year Academic Affairs Officer: Lily Ren

First Year Professional Development Chair: Sharly Chan

First Year Tech Fund Representative: Jaisie Sin

Second Year Tech Fund Representative: Tristan Smyth

Life and Times Committee Representative: Amber Shortell

Graduate Student Union Representatives: Lauren Ash, Stefan Lazov

Faculty Council Representatives: Tristan Smyth, Jaisie Sin, Ronit Barenboim, Evelyn Feldman, Laura Marchiori, Angela Wang, Bridget Collings, Shauna Nandkissore

  1. Brown Bag Lunch: Web Scraping with Python

Event date: Tuesday October 11, 2016 12:10 PM-1:00 PM

Location: BL307

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brown-bag-lunch-web-scraping-with-python-tickets-28308636895

Join us for our October Brown Bag Lunch, and learn how to automate web scraping using Python! This session will provide an example of a completed web scraping script that collects selected pieces of information embedded within a website’s source code to create a data set. The logic behind the script will be explained so that attendees can mimic the technique for similar projects.

  1. Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter – Recruitment

Deadline: Friday October 14, 2016

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/ACAUofT/

The University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists is looking to fill the following executive positions: First Year Representative, Internal Affairs Representative, ACA-AMIA Representative, and Fundraising Representative. Students from all concentrations are encouraged to join. These positions are a relatively small time commitment and are a great way to network with current and future professionals in the field. Applications for these positions should be emailed to aca.uoft@gmail.com by October 14th. Applications should include a brief introduction about themselves and why they would like to contribute to ACA.

  1. iSchool Info Days – Volunteers Needed

Attention students, looking for a way to build your resume, gain leadership experience and have fun? Here is your chance; become an iSchool Information Day volunteer! We are looking for fun and energetic students to fill a variety of positions; such as registration assistants, directional volunteers, runners, setup and take down assistants and event logistics.  A token of appreciation will be provided for your efforts!


Saturday October 22 2016

Saturday November 26 2016


9:00 – 1:00 or 12:00 – 4:00

Please contact the Recruitment Officer Andrea DiBiase at andrea.dibiase@utoronto.ca if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Please state in your email the days and times you are available.

  1. Brown Bag Lunch: Data Pre-processing with Python

Event date: Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:10 PM-1:00 PM

Location: BL307

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brown-bag-lunch-data-pre-processing-with-python-tickets-28308845519

Join us for another Brown Bag Lunch session on data pre-processing and learn to apply data cleaning, data transformation, and data integration techniques on large data sets. These fundamental preprocessing functions will be demonstrated using Python, but knowledge of Python is not required for the event. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided!

  1. Concurrent Registration Option (CRO) Facebook Group

One of your colleagues, Maeghan Jerry, has graciously created a Facebook group for CROs to connect. Here is her message:

Are you a student in the concurrent registration option? Find your fellow CROs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/UofT.CROs. The Facebook group is a place to find your cohort, get advice from upper year students, and stay up to date on events your fellow CROs are attending.

  1. President’s Memorandum

Hope all of you were able to get some much-needed relaxation time over the long weekend.

Congratulations to all the MI students that were successfully elected in their new positions on MISC for the 2016-2017 term! Also a huge thank you to everyone that nominated themselves or others, and to all who voted. Now that MISC has our full team, you can all expect even greater things over the course of the year.

See you around the iSchool,


Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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