MISCellaneous – 23 January, 2017

  1. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Call for Members
  2. Studio307 Python Sessions
  3. Professional Panel on Digital Archives
  4. The iguana blog’s first meeting of 2017!
  5. January ACA Meeting
  6. iSchool Student Conference 2017: Canada Now – Call for Proposals [Deadline Extended]
  7. AGO Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives Tour
  8. MMSt Ottawa Trip open to MI
  9. President’s Memorandum

  1. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Call for Members


The Mental Health Working Group (MHWG) would first like to thank all of those who took the time to submit input. It has given us amazing ideas to work on and we welcome future suggestions.


We have also received a large amount of interest from students who want to join the MHWG. For those interested, please send an email to ischoolmhwg@gmail.com.
A meeting will be arranged in February, so be on the look out for that announcement!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Shauna Nandkissore and Chelsea Misquith
Chairs, Mental Health Working Group


  1. Studio307 Python Sessions

Event date: Tuesday January 24, 2017 3:00 PM-5:00 PM (weekly)


Location: Studio307, BL 307


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


Join Studio307 for a weekly series of Python Sessions, led by MI student Swapnil Joshi! Participants can bring in their Python projects (in varying states of completion) and work on them with instruction and guidance from the Session Lead. These sessions will provide a hands-on way for participants to learn how to code in Python, and apply that to personal projects, regardless of prior coding experience. These facilitated sessions will also enable students to collaboratively learn from and engage with each other and their projects.


Sessions operate on a drop-in basis. Email semaphorestudio307@gmail.com for more information.



  1. Professional Panel on Digital Archives


Event date: Tuesday January 24, 2017 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Location: Bissell 520


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/144399212723645/

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


The ACA student chapter is hosting a professional panel and networking event with guest speakers who will discuss and answer questions about their careers as archivists and information professionals. Speakers include Anna St. Onge (Clara Thomas Archives, York University), Grant Hurley (University of Toronto Libraries), Emily Sommers (UTARMS), and Kathryn Lee (CBC). Light refreshments will be served.



  1. The iguana blog’s first meeting of 2017!


Event date: Wednesday January 25, 2017 4:00 PM


Location: The student lounge, BL705


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/theiguanablog/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

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


Happy New Year From the Iguana Team! This semester, we are re-launching our blog with new ideas and innovations, and we are looking for new contributors! If you have an idea for a column, are curious about submitting a blog post, or have any ideas about the Iguana in 2017, please come to our first meeting! THERE WILL BE FOOD! We hope to see you there!



  1. January ACA Meeting


Event date: Wednesday January 25, 2017 5:30 PM


Location: Student Lounge, BL705


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


The January ACA meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 5:30 pm in the Student Lounge. We will be announcing a number of exciting tours and events that we have planned for the semester. We will be holding a pub night after at the Fox and Fiddle, which is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and network with recent graduates. Everyone is welcome to attend.



  1. iSchool Student Conference 2017: Canada Now – Call for Proposals [Deadline Extended]


Deadline: Tuesday January 31, 2017


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


The deadline to submit posters has been extended to January 31, 2017. This year’s theme is “Canada Now: Disrupting the Past | Activating the Future!” Please submit proposals for lightening talks, panel presentations, workshops and round table discussions and posters. If your presentation does not fit these categories you can submit it under other or contact us for more information. Please visit canadanow2017.wordpress.com for more details and to submit a proposal.



  1. AGO Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives Tour


Event date: Monday February 6, 2017 1:00 PM


Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.


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


Join the ACA Student Chapter for a tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives on Monday, February 6 at 1pm. The tour is free, but space is limited. RSVP to j.derutyer@mail.utoronto.ca



  1. MMSt Ottawa Trip open to MI


Event date: Wednesday February 22, 2017 – Saturday February 25, 2017 (Reading Week)


Location: Ottawa


Website link: http://mussa-ischool.weebly.com/class-trip.html


The MMSt Ottawa Trip is now open to MI students. The trip takes place from Feb. 22 to 25, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity if you want to meet more MMSt students, for first year CRO’s you can see what next year will be about and meet some of your cohort, and learn more about how museums run. If you want more information please visit the link provided.



  1. President’s Memorandum


Hello and a belated welcome back to school!

A giant shout-out to Jake Miller and Sharly Chan, Professional Development Co-Chairs, for organizing the hugely successful Employer Showcase last Wednesday! And of course, thank you to all the volunteers as well. We hope everyone found it extremely useful and got a great picture for their LinkedIn profiles.

Keep an eye out for all the other fun stuff we’ve got planned for this semester!

See you around Bissell,



Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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