MISCellaneous #30 – October 15-October 21, 2018

  1. MISC – October Breakfast
  2. MISC – Halloween Events
  3. AMIA – AV Garage Sale – Call for Donations
  4. ACA – Association of Canadian Archivists Conference – Call for Papers
  5. iJournal – Deadline Extended
  6. ARLIS – TALK @ the AGO Library: Visualizing Toronto Imaginaries: Magazines and Metadata with Felicity Tayler
  7. UX Design Studio and Usability Lab Grand Opening & Open-House
  8. MI Thesis Project – Call for Participants
  9. iStudents for Mental Health: Study Music Listening & Study Session (Halloween edition)
  10. Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA): Directed by Women Screening Series at Media Commons
  11. Film Club over here: Sovereign Bodies Healthy Nations, Film Exhibition


  1. October Breakfast

On Thursday, October 18th from 8-10 AM, MISC will provide a light breakfast for Faculty of Information students. Tea, coffee, fruits, and muffins will be in the Student Lounge (7th floor). Swing by and grab a quick morning bite! It’s first come, first served!


  1. Halloween

Halloween is, unofficially, MISC’s favourite holiday. We have put together programming on Friday, October 26, for students in the Faculty:

Haunted Tour of UofT: October 26, 6:30-8:00 PM

“Join MISC on a Haunted Tour of the University of Toronto campus, for all Faculty of Information students! The tour is brought to you by Muddy York Walking Tours & The Haunted Walk.

We will meet in the main foyer of the Bissell Building between 5:45 and 6:00, leaving shortly afterwards. If you are meeting us there, the tour begins on the east side of the Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park Cres.). It will begin promptly at 6:30 PM and end around 8:00 PM!

Please register by October 18th, 11:59 PM. See the Eventbrite link to get tickets! You can bring a friend outside the faculty; just be sure you get them a ticket! There are 30 tickets available, at $5 each!

NOTE: Come to the tour in your costume, as we will head to the Duke of York pub right after!!”

Halloween Pub Night, October 26, 6:30 PM onward

“Flaunt your awesome Halloween costume, grab some drinks, and chat with friends at the Duke of York. This time around, we will be in the craft beer lounge: BrewHaHa (basement of the pub). There will be a grand prize (TBA…but drink-related) for the best costume and smaller prizes for various other award titles!

We hope to see you there!”


  1. AMIA – AV Garage Sale – Call for Donations

Mark your calendars — AMIA is holding an AV garage sale on November 21st! We’re currently accepting donations of AV or related material, such as VHS tapes, DVDs, vinyl, and books on AV topics. If you have anything to donate, email us at amiaatuoft@gmail.com


  1. Association of Canadian Archivists, Student Chapter – Association of Canadian Archivists Conference – Call for Papers

The call for papers for next year’s conference “Archival Origins” (Toronto, June 6-9, 2019) continues until October 29, 2018.

For more information:  https://archivists.ca/content/archival-origins-aca-toronto-2019-call-papers


  1. The iJournal – DEADLINE EXTENDED

It’s not too late to share your research and have the opportunity to add a publication to your CV! We’ve extended our deadline for submissions for the Fall 2018 issue to October 20th 11:59PM. 

See our submission guidelines here:


  1. ARLIS – TALK @ the AGO Library: Visualizing Toronto Imaginaries: Magazines and Metadata with Felicity Tayler

ARLIS is looking to spread the word about this talk at the AGO’s EP Taylor Library & Archives on behalf of the Art Libraries Association of North America. Here are a few links detailing the event: http://ago.ca/events/visualizing-toronto-imaginaries-magazines-and-metadata-felicity-tayler and https://www.facebook.com/events/242495053083177/


  1. UX Design Studio and Usability Lab Grand Opening & Open-House

Date: Thursday October 18th, 2018

Time: Anytime between 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Where: BL 116 and BL 119 (first floor of BL building)

It is our pleasure to invite you to the grand opening of our UX Design Studio and Usability Lab. This social event will be a good occasion for everyone to visit our new facility, learn about the UXD concentration, and meet and talk to other students.


  1. MI Thesis Project – Call for Interview Participants!

Are you a Faculty of Information student, staff member, or faculty member? Do you use the iRelax Mindfulness Resource Area in the Inforum Library or have something important that you would like to say about it? My name is Hugh Samson and under the guidance of Dr. Jenna Hartel I am conducting MI thesis research which seeks to examine the iRelax Mindfulness Resource Area in order to shine a light on this unique endeavour and contribute to broader discussions concerning the emergence of contemplative initiatives within North American academic libraries. Please consider joining me for an interview to discuss your engagement with iRelax and/or to share your thoughts regarding the implementation of initiatives like it in academic libraries. Each interview participant will receive as compensation a $20 University of Toronto Bookstore gift card for participating in a one-on-one, hour-long, confidential interview. This research has been approved by UofT’s Research Ethics Board. For more information please contact me at hugh.samson@mail.utoronto.ca or 902.266.8915.


  1. iStudents for Mental Health: Study Music Listening & Study Session (Halloween edition)

Date: Friday Oct 19th, 5pm – 8pm

Location: Bissell Building, Room 728


Working on an assignment? Yup, probably !

Join your fellow Information students working on projects at the Study Music Listening and Study Session this Friday evening. Drop by any time between 5pm-8pm. Playlist will include soft Jazz and music requests. Snacks, tea, and pizza provided. (Snacks will include homemade pumpkin, banana muffins, in the spirit of the Halloween season. o0o0o..)

…Contact Robyn.Forman@utoronto.ca with other Halloween theme suggestions, or for more info on iStudents for Mental Health projects!

As well, check out this workshop on Balancing School, Work, & Life offered by the Multi-Faith Centre this Tuesday. Join us to reflect on your strengths learn practical strategies to manage time and accomplish your goals. To register, email Rouya at Rouya.Botlani.Esfahani@utoronto.ca.

Date: Tuesday October 16th, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall (569 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor)


  1. Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA): Directed by Women Screening Series at Media Commons

Date: Thursday Oct. 18th, 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Location: Robarts 3rd Floor, Media Commons Theatre Room



This Thursday, Media Commons in partnership with AMIA* folks will be screening ‘Losing Ground’ – a beautiful film about a woman navigating love and her career as an academic. It was one of the first feature films to be directed by a Black woman.

The film is part of a free educational screening series highlighting the work of women directors. The series will demonstrate the incredible diversity of genre and style in films directed by women.

*Get involved with AMIA @ UofT! We are still in search of a Secretary. If you are interested in this position, email AMIAatUofT@gmail.com and let us know why you’d be a great fit! All UofT students are welcome to join, regardless of concentration or program. Check out the AMIA website here https://amiaatuoft.wordpress.com/ *


  1. Film Club over here: Sovereign Bodies Healthy Nations, Film Exhibition

Date: Weds Oct 17th, 4:30pm

Location: 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450


This exhibition showcases the work of artists who participated in a series of workshops and training that explored indigenous gender and sexuality in film & media making, as part of the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival http://www.imaginenative.org/. Supported by the Toronto Urban Health Fund.  Gallery & workshops curated by JL Whitecrow (friend of Film Club over here!)



Room Bookings

Does your group need a place to hold a meeting? MISC manages bookings of the student lounge on the 7th floor. Please fill out this form to confirm a time.

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