MISCellaneous #12 – Week of November 27-December 3

  1. MISC’s Winter Soiree
  2. Opposition to the University Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
  3. AMIA at UofT Presents: La Belle et la Bête in 16mm
  4. Sempahore Studio307 is Hiring!
  5. Make a Paper Circuit at Studio307
  6. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium – Call for Proposals
  7. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals
  8. Art x Bissell Exhibit – Call for Submissions
  9. AMIA’s U of T Blog – Call for Submissions
    Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. 1. MISC’s Winter Soiree

Event Date: Friday December 8, 7PM

Location: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, near Bathurst station

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620782167980433/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ischools-end-of-term-winter-soiree-tickets-39821100985

The end of the fall semester is drawing near, and 2017 is almost over! Can you believe how fast time has flown? To celebrate our time together at the iSchool, your student council is throwing a Winter Soiree on Friday December 8th at the Tranzac Club. Located within walking distance from the iSchool, the Tranzac is just off of Bloor, between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street. All MI students are welcome, as well as any guests with whom you’d like to celebrate. RSVP through the Eventbrite page, as space is limited! Doors open at 7:00 pm.


  1. Opposition to the University Mandated Leave of Absence Policy

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Contact: misc.ischool@gmail.com
Link: https://goo.gl/forms/5f0pHimp2570jGIq2


Regarding the GSU’s opposition to this University Mandated Policy, MUSSA and MISC would like to know your thoughts!


If you would like our Faculty to support or not support the Policy, please let us know by filling out the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/5f0pHimp2570jGIq2

  1. AMIA at UofT Presents: La Belle et la Bête in 16mm

Date: Wednesday November 29th, 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Media Commons, Robarts Floor
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/379065082532176/

Join AMIA@UofT for a 16mm screening of this dreamy, surreal French classic. This film was a major inspiration for the 1991 and 2017 Disney adaptations and has also seen many other homages. Filled with cool, old-school visual effects and gorgeous costumes, props and sets! See the film Roger Ebert referred to as “one of the most magical of all films”!


  1. Sempahore Studio307 is Hiring!

Location: BL307

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXLCVndAe-I3KDOhez51BT9RtkgoFL4utBsKzed7hGk/edit?usp=sharing

Deadline: Friday December 8, 5pm


Studio307 is hiring! Are you an energetic, friendly, and technically skilled student with experience in community facilitation? Are you excited about crafting, thrilled to use a 3D printer, or all about Arduino? Join the Studio307 team as a makerspace operator!


Tech Fund has 1 casual contract available for qualified University of Toronto students for the winter semester. All student applications will be considered, but priority will be given to first-year MI/MMST students registered at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.  In addition to staffing open hours at Studio307, a fabrication lab located in Bissell, this position will be primarily responsible for curriculum development and exhibition opportunities within the space.  Our ideal candidates will have experience as an educator and experience developing and mounting exhibitions  and/or programs.


The selected candidate will work 10 hours per week depending on their availability. Pay is $15/hr.


  1. Make a Paper Circuit at Studio307

Event date: Wednesday November 29, 12-5PM

Location: BL307

Link: http://studio307.github.io/

Brighten up the end of your semester and make a piece of light-up artwork (or greeting card, or origami, or whatever else your creative spirit desires)! In addition to our regular open hours, we’ll have all the supplies you need to make a paper circuit that you can take home and enjoy.


Think this sounds cool but you have no idea where to start? We’ll have project ideas and friendly facilitators who can talk you through simple circuits and soldering. Drop in any time between 12 and 5 pm, we’d love to see you there!

  1. The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium – Call for Proposals

Event Date: March 10th, 2018

Location: Massey College, University of Toronto


Deadline: December 14th, 2017



The 2018 Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium has announced its theme of “Books Beyond Reading: Uses, Reuses, and Abuses of Textual Objects.” The organizing committee invites interdisciplinary approaches to producing, consuming, or understanding books (etc.) in ways that challenge conventional narratives about inscribed objects as surfaces for passive consumption. The conference seeks to explore the following questions: What do we do with books and documents in addition to reading them? Under what conditions have people used textual objects for non-reading purposes, and for whose benefit? How does the study of these uses influence the politics of knowledge production today?


For a complete list of possible topics and for more information on the event, please follow the link listed above, or contact the organizing committee at the listed email address.  We look forward to your submissions!


  1. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/6jCuPLMILfzyxX6y1
Deadline: January 24, 2018

Contact: ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com


The 2018 iSchool Student Conference has announced its theme of Information in the Air: Society and the Evolving Media! They are now accepting proposals for presentations of your work. Start thinking about your topic now and make sure to submit your proposal by January 24, 2018.


  1. Art x Bissell Exhibit – Call for Submissions

Exhibit Launch: April 2018 (Full run April 2018-April 2019)

Link: https://www.artandmindfulness.tumblr.com
Deadline: January 5, 2018

Contact: artandminfulness@gmail.com


A team of students from U of T’s Museum Studies program are developing a thesis exhibition, exploring the relationship between art, student experiences, and positive mental health.


They are seeking artwork created by students in any medium (painting, photography, textiles, etc.) who use art as a form of resilience and tool for well-being.


This call is open to current and former students in all disciplines. Honorariums will be included.


  1. AMIA at U of T’s Blog – Call for Submissions

Publication Date: Published per piece

Link: https://amiaatuoft.wordpress.com/
Deadline: None, submissions are accepted at any time

Contact: amiaatuoft@gmail.com


Calling all writers! Do you have a paper about AV archives? Want to review a book/movie/album that uses archival AV material? Do you have a strong opinion about current issues relating to AV archives? Contribute to AMIA at U of T’s blog! For more information or to submit some writing email us at amiaatuoft@gmail.com!


  1. 10. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

Deadline: Weekly, Submit by Sunday at 11:59PM

Contact: misc@utoronto.ca or amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca


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