MISCellaneous – 27 February, 2017

  1. Tech Fund VR Day
  2. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Seeking Members
  3. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap
  4. MISC and FIAA Present: Bye-School – End of Year Party
    5. Dr. Greg Bak Lecture: Understanding Media(tion)
  5. 16mm Movie Night
  6. iSchool Student Conference- Register Now
  7. iSchool Game Night
  8. Book Loving Volunteers Needed!

  1. Tech Fund VR Day


Event date: Thursday March 2, 2017 4:30 PM-5:30 PM


Location: BL705


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/379871042383470/


Calling all iSchool students and faculty! Join the Tech Fund in investigating and deciding on Virtual Reality (VR) equipment to be purchased for the iSchool. The purchased gear will be made available for students as Tech Loans. Feel free to bring your own VR equipment to the event to show to everyone! Refreshments will be served!



  1. MISC Mental Health Working Group – Seeking Members


Event date: Tuesday March 7, 2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM


Location: Student Lounge (Rm 705)


The Mental Health Working Group is now accepting members! We would like to thank all those that have emailed previously. If you haven’t had a chance send us an email you are still welcome to join. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday March 7th at 4:30 PM in the Student Lounge (Rm 705). If you are unable to attend but would still like to join, please email us at ischoolmhwg@gmail.com.


We look forward to working with you,

Shauna Nandkissore and Chelsea Misquith

Co-Chairs, Mental Health Working Group



  1. MISC Presents: iSchool Clothing Swap


Event date: Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Location: Bissell Building, 7th floor Student Lounge


The iSchool will be having its first official Clothing Swap next month, open to all students, staff, and faculty. Many of you went home for Reading Week, so it’s a great opportunity to bring back some stuff you no longer want to become new-to-me clothing in someone else’s closet.


How it works: Drop off your old clothes and pick out new ones to take home. Make sure to bring a reusable bag or other item to keep the items you take away – though we will try to have a box of garbage bags just in case. There is no entry fee or ticket process, you can take and leave as many items as you like!


Accepted items: Men’s & Women’s Clothing (jackets, coats, pants, jeans, leggings, sweatpants, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tanks/sleeveless tops, dress shirts, sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, blazers, dresses, shoes, boots, sandals, workout tops and bottoms, sports bras, bras, undergarments with the tag still on) and Accessories (hats, mittens, belts, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, jewellery).


If it’s worn out and you want to get rid of it, please bring it! It can be difficult to find and get to a donation site so we’ll be taking care of that. Leftover items will be taken to Double Take Thrift Store. The more worn in items will go to a facility to be recycled. If it’s not on the list, please contact Amber at amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca and I’ll let you know if it’s accepted or not. Please email Amber if you’d like to volunteer to help out at the event. If you can’t make it on Thursday but still want to donate and/or have a lot of stuff to donate and want to drop it off ahead of time, please email misc.ischool@utoronto.ca to arrange a drop-off time or potential pick-up.


  1. MISC and FIAA Present: Bye-School – End of Year Party


Event date: Saturday April 8, 2017 8:30 PM-1:00 AM


Location: The Pilot (22 Cumberland St, Toronto – 2nd floor “Stealth Lounge”)


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/250177838760339/


iSchool, Bye-School, get it? Sick of this theme already? Well, too bad. Our year end party is approaching fast and we’re getting excited and iSchool patriotic! For some, school’s going to be out forever; for others, school’s just out for the summer. But whatever category you fall under, come and celebrate the start of summer at The Pilot (22 Cumberland St, Toronto – 2nd floor “Stealth Lounge”) on Saturday, April 8th at 8:30 pm! This event is free for all – MI/CRO, MMSt, alum, and guests included. Some appetizers will be provided (courtesy of MISC and FIAA). All the fun will be had, so be there or be iSquare.


No RSVP is required but feel free to check out the Facebook event as we count down with fun memes, gifs and YouTube clips: https://www.facebook.com/events/250177838760339/ Best of luck with the rest of your semesters and we look forward to celebrating with you all!



  1. Dr. Greg Bak Lecture: Understanding Media(tion)

    Event date:Monday February 27, 2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

    Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

    Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lecture-by-dr-greg-bak-understanding-mediation-tickets-31288161734

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

    Join the University of Toronto’s Student Chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists as we present a Lecture by Dr. Greg Bak of the University of Manitoba. Dr. Bak will be giving a lecture titled “Understanding Media(ion): Descriptive Standards, Mediating Technologies and Archival Decolonization.” The lecture will explore the role of standards in archival decolonization, examine established international standard like OAIS and PREMIS, as well as emerging standards such as RiC-CM and the proposed changes to RAD. Dr. Bak is an assistant professor of history (archival studies) at the University of Manitoba and worked on the university’s successful bid to steward the archives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    6. 16mm Movie Night


Event date: Thursday March 2, 2017 7:00 PM-8:45 PM


Location: Ryerson University, Image Arts Building (122 Bond St), IMA304


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/980593345408305/

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


Come to our free screening where we’ll be showing a variety of films on 16mm and it’s the audience’s choice! Learn about film, how it works, and issues of preservation that it faces today. Presented by the University of Toronto and Ryerson University student chapters of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.



  1. iSchool Student Conference- Register Now


Event date: Friday March 10, 2017 11:30 AM-8:00 PM


Location: iSchool


Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-now-2017-ischool-student-conference-tickets-32030220251

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


Registration for the iSchool’s Student Conference, Canada Now: Disrupting the Past, Activating the Future is now open. The conference will be held on March 10-11, 2017. Registration includes Admission to 2 days of sessions, lunch on both days, Keynote with Ian Wilson and a cocktail reception at the Faculty Club. For more details about the conference please visit https://canadanow2017.wordpress.com. To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-now-2017-ischool-student-conference-tickets-32030220251


  1. iSchool Game Night


Event date: Thursday March 23, 2017 5:00 PM-12:00 AM


Location: BL705


Announcement link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554249891256652/

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554249891256652/


The inaugural iSchool Game Night will be held on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, from 5pm to midnight! Come for loads of video games, board games, and free food. There will also be a door raffle with prizes to be won. So come relax and spend time with your friends and classmates. Feel free to bring your games and consoles as well — those who do are eligible for additional raffle tickets! It promises to be an interesting night. So come and have fun! Invite your friends!

9. Book Loving Volunteers Needed!

Event date: Tuesdays and Thursdays (weekly) 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

The Robarts Library (Used) Book Room is looking for volunteers to help sort and sell used books Tuesday and/or Thursday, 11 AM to 3:00 PM weekly throughout the school year. The Book Room is on the 2nd floor of the library and sells donated books to students, staff and visitors at reduced prices. Ability to interact with people, ability to make change, and love of books required. Please contact Ross Petras at greekdrama3@gmail.com if interested.


Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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