MISCellaneous #31 – October 22-October 28, 2018

1. MISC – Halloween events
2. Association of Canadian Archivists, UofT Student Chapter – ACA and AMIA go to Archives Ontario and Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections
3. Association of Canadian Archivists, UofT Student Chapter –
4. Association of Moving Image Archivists – AV Garage Sale – Call for Donations
5. MISC – Fall Election Results
6. MISC – Run-off by-election: nominations now open


  1. MISC – Halloween

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

Trick or Treating

Wish you could still go trick-or-treating? Feeling nostalgic? MISC feels the same!

Between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, trick-or-treat with fellow students around the Claude T. Bissell Building (Faculty of Information). We will be teaming up with both staff and faculty. Bring a small goodie bag and feel free to swing by and knock on doors for some delicious treats!

Note: we will post a list of rooms to visit on MISC’s Facebook page Thursday night!

Haunted Tour of UofT: 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 find more information! 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, 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. Association of Canadian Archivists, UofT Student Chapter – ACA and AMIA go to Archives Ontario and Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections

Date and Time: November 1, 2:00pm

On November 1st, the ACA UofT Student Chapter and the Association of Moving Image Archivists at UofT invite you to join us on a tour of the Archives of Ontario (AO) and York University Libraries’ Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections (CTASC)!

Make sure you register on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aca-amia-go-to-ao-ctasc-registration-51120224969) to secure your spot! We have a limited number of spots available for these highly anticipated tours!
Please check out our Facebook or Eventbrite page for more details!


  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. MISC – Election Results

We are happy to announce the results of MISC’s fall election. Congratulations to all of the new Council members and thanks to everyone who voted!

Vice-President, First-Year: Patty Facy

First-Year Academic Affairs Officer: Gaurav Bamezai

First-Year Professional Development Officer: Rebecca Jeong

First-Year Tech Fund Representative: Rooney Lee

Faculty Council Representatives: Stephanie Anagnostou, Jason Batten-Carrew, Susan Bond, Daniella Crecca, Rumman Ferdaus, Allen Kwan, Rida Idrees, Meaghan Lau, McKinzey Manes, Andrew Micak, Manda Vrkljan, Erin White Calvin Won


  1. MISC Run-Off By Election – Nominations are now open!

Resulting from a tie for the Masters Recruitment Admissions Committee Representative position, MISC will be holding a by-election to determine the position holder.

Accordingly, we have re-opened election nominations for open Council positions, including graduate student union representatives, a first-year social committee representative, an alumni affairs representative, and an upper-year tech fund representative. If you are interested in getting involved with council this year, we welcome you to apply – you are able to self-nominate!

Nominations will remain open until October 28. Election voting will take place October 29 through November 1 at 11:59pm via UofT’s voting portal.

The nomination form can be accessed here. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our CRO, Bronwyn Nisbet-Gray, bronwyn.nisbet.gray@mail.utoronto.ca.



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