MISCellaneous #18 – February 5-11, 2018

  1. UX Job Talks – Virtual Format Available
  2. MISC Meeting – February 19 @ 5:30pm
  3. February 14th – Valentine’s ThemediTea
  4. MISC-MUSSA Joint Pub Night
  5. Winter Clothing Swap – Post-Reading Week
  6. iSchool Book Club Meeting #13: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  7. Museum Talks Event
  8. Cookies with CAPAL
  9. Librarian’s Without Borders Pre-Valentines Day Bake Sale!
  10. TRC Student Working Group presents: A Conversation with Lee Maracle
  11. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!
  12. iSchool Student Conference – Volunteer Sign-up
  13. AMIA at U of T’s Blog – Call for Submissions
  14. CUPE #StrikeCountDown Rally for CUPE3902: Unit 1
  15. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. UX Job Talks – Virtual Format Available

Contact: anna.pralat@utoronto.ca

Location for Physical Talk: BL728


The iSchool is currently in the midst of hiring two new Associate Professors in UXD, 1 Teaching Stream and 1 Research. Many of these talks take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 1-4pm. If you would like to participate in helping to select this candidate, but cannot make it to one of the talks due to work, class, or other engagements, please contact Anna Pralat to get a virtual copy of the lecture. These are available by request only!


Here is the schedule:


Thursday February 15 – Olivier St-Cyr (Teaching)

o    1:30 – 3:30 pm


If you wish to view one (or more) of the previous talks: Anthony Tang (Research),  Beth Coleman (Research), Tiffany Tseng (Teaching), Adrian Reetz (Teaching) – please contact Anna Pralat.


  1. MISC Meeting – February 19 @ 5:30pm

Event date: Monday February 19, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)


MISC is holding our February meeting of the Winter Term on Monday February 19at 5:30pm in the Student Lounge (BL705).


All MI students are welcome to attend!


This meeting will discuss recaps on the InForum Town Hall, website changes, etc.


  1. 3February 14th – Valentine’s ThemediTea

Event Date: Wednesday, February 14th 4:30-6:00 pm

Location: BL 417


Our hearts are bursting with love and affection for the iSchool! Come join your student council and peers as we celebrate the 14th of February together with some sweet treats and, of course, hot chocolate and tea. Take a break from your studies to chit-chat and relax in iSchool style, drop in anytime between 4:30 – 6:00 pm in room 417 of the Inforum.


  1. MISC-MUSSA Joint Pub Night

Event Date: Thursday, February 15th, 7-11pm

Location: The GSU Pub in the GTSU Building at 16 Bancroft Ave.


It’s almost reading week, so let’s take a break from our assignments to have some fun and drink. Come join your student council and peers in at any time during the night, and feel free to bring your friends. The GSU Pub is conveniently located on campus near the Spadina Crescent, a place for graduate students to relax and take their mind off their schoolwork – the iSchool will be taking over for the night. Students from the MI, MMSt and the PhD program are all invited – see you there!


  1. 5Winter Clothing Swap – Post-Reading Week

Event Date: Monday February 27 & Tuesday February 28, 11am-5pm

Location: BL705


Sick of your old clothes? Want to get them off your hands and get some new-to-you pieces?


Come check out the Fall Clothing Swap! We’ll be running out of the Student Lounge. Bring in your old clothes and take some new ones.


All leftover pieces will be sorted. Ripped and stained items will be taken to Value Village for recycling, items in good condition will go to the Yonge Street Mission’s store Double Take.


  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting #13: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Event Date: Thursday February 8 @ 4:15PM

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ischoolbookclub/


If you like reading and discussing books, come check out the iSchool Book Club! Our next meeting is on Thursday February 8 at 4:15PM in the student lounge (BL705). We will be discussing The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean.


As always, anyone is welcome to come! We begin each meeting by discussing books in general, exchanging recommendations, and catching up on what we’ve all been reading (or not reading), before moving on to our discussion of the official book for the month. We’re always happy to have new attendees!


  1. Museum Talks: Museums and The Environment – February 8

Event Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM

Location: BL728



This panel explores the different ways museums and museum professionals both impact and are impacted by the environment.


Christine Castle will outline the history, mission and goals of the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice, a Canadian movement working to mobilize and support Canadian museum workers and their organizations in building public awareness, mitigation, and resilience in response to climate change.


Zoe Fitzgerald will review how the Ontario Science Centre incorporates the principles of inquiry, play, and citizen science into their indoor environmentally-themed programming and how they strive to help students make an emotional connection to the out-of-doors.


Lauren McCallum will discuss the intersection of past and present in the development of hands-on garden programs in the context of historic house museums, studying both Indigenous planting techniques and early settler agricultural practices.


Panel discussant, Camille-Mary Sharp, is a second-year Ph.D. student at the iSchool and a graduate of the Master of Museum Studies program.


Open to the Public – Refreshments served


  1. Cookies with CAPAL

Event Date: February 13th, 4:30 – 6pm, Rm 417, Inforum




U of T’s CAPAL Student Chapter invites academic librarians, iSchool faculty, and iStudents to decorate cookies just in time for Valentine’s Day. In this relaxing atmosphere, librarians and students will have the opportunity to get to know one another and ask questions about academic librarianship or about the iSchool’s new LIS curriculum. Hot drinks will be served. Cookies and a cornucopia of decorating supplies provided. See you there!


  1. Librarian’s Without Borders Pre-Valentines Day Bake Sale!

Event Date: Tuesday February 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Bissell Lobby


Treat yourself to a delicious treat at LWB’s pre-valentines (also known as Galentines) day bake sale! Rumor has it Leslie Knope may make an appearance, which we can neither confirm or deny. Come for the sweet treats, stay for the obscure Parks and Rec references!


  1. TRC Student Working Group presents: A Conversation with Lee Maracle

Event Date: Tuesday February 13th, 5:30PM

Location: BL728

Contact: trswg.information@gmail.com


Decolonization through Storytelling is a conversation with the Indigenous Elder Lee Maracle (Sto:lo Nation) on the Calls to Action of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and the work of decolonization at U of T. This discussion will be modrated by Michel Mersereau, a PHD student in the Faculty of Information with family roots in the Mi’kmaq community of the Buctouche, New Brunswick.


Maracle, an acclaimed writer and poet, is a Traditional Teacher at First Nation’s House and served as an advisor to the Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


Free event, refreshments provided, wheelchair accessible venue. Please contact trswg.information@gmail.com to reserve a ticker or discuss accessibility concerns.


  1. Stressed from school? Drop by and play volleyball with fellow students for an hour!

Dates: February 13 onward, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

Location: Graduate Student Union, 16 Bancroft Ave.


The iSports – iSchool Recreational Sports Team would like to invite all students for a game of recreational volleyball games held throughout the academic term. No skills or experience necessary!


Winter Term – Volleyball Games:

  • Tuesday, February 13 – 6PM
  • Tuesday, February 27 – 5PM
  • Tuesday, March 20 – 5PM
  • Wednesday, April 4 – 7PM


These are drop in recreational games. Hope to see you all there!

  1. iSchool Student Conference – Volunteer Sign-up

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/RvmJdqzXTFZ2i67L2

Deadline: February 23, 2018

Website: https://ischoolstudentconference.weebly.com

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018


With the registration for the iSchool Student Conference now open, we announce a call for volunteers to all MI, MMSt, CRO and PhD students!


Volunteering at the conference allows you to attend the event for FREE (food is free too). Join us for two days of engaging panels and talks that share what your colleagues have researched. Are you interested in Registration/Directions, Setup/Tear down, Moderator, or Photography? Sign up for a three-hour shift on Friday March 2nd or Saturday March 3rd. It is a wonderful credit for your resume, and a great way to participate in student life.


Volunteering or not, here is where you can register for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/information-in-the-air-society-and-the-evolving-media-tickets-42567132439


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

Publication Date: We publish per piece

Link where their work will be published: https://amiaatuoft.wordpress.com/
Deadline for submissions: N/A

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. CUPE #StrikeCountDown Rally for CUPE3902: Unit 1

Event Date:  Wednesday, 7 February at 12pm
Location: Outside Simcoe Hall, 27 King’s College Circle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/528561974209234/?ti=icl

Rally to support the CUPE Bargaining Team on their final day of conciliation with the Employer, with food, chanting, and to fight for the best possible deal!


Unit 1 represents Teaching Assistants, Course Instructors, Chief Presiding Officers, Invigilators, Assistant Invigilators, Tutors, Markers, and Teaching Laboratory Assistants at U of T including the iSchool. Some MI and MMSt students are also members.


The Collective Agreement expired this year and as a result CUPE and U of T have been bargaining since the Fall. After months of bargaining, CUPE and the Employer jointly filed for conciliation. On January 22, Unit 1 members unanimously voted to adopt a Strike Deadline of February 26.


Many of the issues raised in the bargaining platform address all members of the U of T academic community, not just CUPE 3902 Unit 1 members. A more equitable and equal teaching environment is also a better learning environment.


  1. 15. 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


Master of Information Student Council

Website I Facebook I Twitter