MISCellaneous – 12 September, 2016

  1. MISC Fall Elections
  2. MISC September meeting
  3. Join the iJournal editorial board!
  4. The iJournal: Call for Submissions
  5. Semaphore Studio307
  6. President’s Memorandum

  1. MISC Fall Elections



Running for MISC is your opportunity to get involved, make a difference and have your voice heard on student issues. You will develop new skills in advocacy, community work, event planing, budgeting and more. It is a great opportunity to make connections with future leaders in the information profession.

Nomination Period: September 12 – September 23

Voting Period: September 25 – October 1

First Year Positions Available:

Vice President, Tech Fund Rep, Professional Development Co-Chair, and Academic Affairs Officer

Other Positions Available:

Second Year Tech Fund Rep, 2 Graduate Student Union Reps, Life and Times Committee Rep, 10 Faculty Council Reps

For further information and nomination forms, please visit: http://uoft.me/votemisc

If you have any questions about the elections procedure, please email MISC Secretary and CRO for the elections, Sari Gutman, at sari.gutman@mail.utoronto.ca.

  1. MISC September meeting

Join MISC for our first meeting of the fall semester if you want to see how we work and what we do. The meeting will be on Thursday, 22 September from 5-7 PM in the Student Lounge (Rm 705).

  1. Join the iJournal editorial board!

Deadline: Monday September 19, 2016 11:59PM

Announcement link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegOPFuNXnHx1Lp_axUCIXD7iSEi3SQXOa2akivWim9DdTGgw/viewform

Website link: http://theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal

Are you interested in editing, graphic design, or web design? The iJournal is a peer-reviewed academic journal run by graduate students at the iSchool. We are currently looking for new members for our 2016-2017 editorial board! If you are interested in joining us, we invite you to apply using our online form. Questions? Contact erica.friesen@mail.utoronto.ca. Applications are open until 11:59pm EST on September 19.

  1. The iJournal: Call for Submissions

Deadline: Friday September 30, 2016

Announcement link: http://theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal

The iJournal is a peer-reviewed publication run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information. We are currently seeking content for our Fall 2016 issue. No matter what your program or concentration, this is an excellent opportunity to share your work with the iSchool community and add a publication to your CV. We are accepting a wide variety of submission formats, including essays, research reports, design reports, case studies, empirical studies, literature reviews, software and system evaluations, book reviews, and other exemplary student work.

To view our submission guidelines and submit your work, please visit our website: www.theijournal.ca. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@theijournal.ca. Submission deadline: September 30, 2016.

  1. Semaphore Studio307

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

Location: Semaphore Studio307, BL307

Studio307 is a student-run studio workspace within the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. It’s located in Rm 307 of the Claude T. Bissell Building (140 St. George Street) and supported by Semaphore, TechFund, the Inforum and student volunteers and staff. For a list of available equipment, please see: http://studio307.github.io/equipment.html

The space is open to students starting Thursday, 15 September from 12-5 PM.

Open hours are:

Mon: 12-5
Wed: 1-5
Thu: 12-5
Fri: 12-4

Come out and create things! If you have questions, email Jess or Chelsea at semaphorestudio307@gmail.com.

  1. President’s Memorandum

And just like that, it’s the first week of classes again! I hope that those of you who came out to our Orientation BBQ and Pub Night last week had an enjoyable time. Thanks again to Eden Rusnell and Ronit Barenboim, our lovely Social Committee Co-Chairs!

The nomination period for MISC’s fall elections is now open. Being involved with MISC is a great way to practice decision-making, collaboration, and event planning, among many other skills required to ensure that the interests of MI students are met on a professional, academic, and even social level. Feel free to chat with me or email me at misc.ischool@utoronto.ca if you have further questions about MISC or any of the vacant positions.

I look forward to seeing a lot of you around the iSchool this week. Enjoy your classes!


Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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