MISCellaneous #40 – January 14-January 20, 2019

  1. MISC – Employer Showcase – January 24
  2. ACA – Archival Olympics January 18
  3. Student Conference – IM Conference Call for Proposals
  4. McLuhan Centre – Newsletter Sign-Up
  5. AMIA – Updates
  6. MISC Student Satisfaction Survey – Winter 2019

MISCellaneous is the Masters of Information student newsletter.


1.  MISC – Employer Showcase – January 24

You’re invited to the University of Toronto Faculty of Information’s 14th annual career networking event on January 24th,
2019 from 10:30-5:30 pm.

Get your ticket here: 


The Annual Employee Showcase Networking Event is designed to connect the Faculty’s next generation of information professionals to employers from across information fields, offering a platform for both emerging professionals and employers to demonstrate their skills and strengths. The event is intended to introduce attendees to new people and ideas, foster conversations and learning opportunities and provide a chance for students and employers alike to showcase their work and talent. While some employers may have jobs posted, the format is designed to promote exchanges and relationships between emerging and established information professionals and their organizations.

Career Networking Format: Unlike previous years this event will run from 10:30-5:30 where employers can choose to stay for a portion or the entirety of the day. However, we still encourage organizations and students to move away from tables to make use of the Inforum space to enjoy some food and mingle with organizations and students to have more informal conversations.

LinkedIn Photos: We are very happy to have Dhoui Chang, who will be offering free professional headshots for LinkedIn to all attendees. Be sure to take advantage of this awesome opportunity to professionalize your profile and take advantage of a service that typically has high costs.



2. ACA – Archival Olympics January 18

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 1:30PM

The ACA UofT Student Chapter is proud to bring you the 2019 Archival Olympics! We’re going old school and bringing back an annual event that was once very popular in the ACA’s history.

Create a team of 3-4 of your friends and go head-to-head against other teams in “gruelling” physical and mental games that will test your worth as an archivist! Does your team have what it takes to win gold??

It is finally time to put your archival theory to the test for this year’s ARCHIVAL OLYMPICS! Register your team today on Eventbrite! Each Team Member should register separately; just make sure you provide your Team Name so we can group all your members together. If you do not have a team yet, don’t fret! Register yourself anyway and we’ll put you into a team with other individuals that also do not have a team. Registration closes January 17, 2019 at 5PM.

Link to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-2019-archival-olympics-tickets-54570098634


3. Student Conference – IM Conference Call for Proposals

The Information & Museum studies Conference 2019: Community Knowledge will be hosted at the Inforum April 15th & 16th.

The Faculty of Information Student Conference is an annual event that engages students, faculty, alumni, and professionals. It provides students with a platform to share their research with a broad community of peers.

The IM Conference 2019 theme is Community Knowledge: Shared Practices of Sense-Making, Communication, & Collaboration. What is shared-knowledge in a community of practice, in the Library, Archive, Museum, or use design, or development of a system?

Calling for proposals from MI, MMst, CRO, Co-op, PhD, and professional Alumni for workshops, panel presentations, posters, lightning talks, or alternative format

Proposals Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/gqpkfIaQ9vtFUcWz2

Deadline: Janurary 31st 2019, 11:59PM


4. McLuhan Centre – Newsletter Sign-Up

The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology is starting a newsletter for events, salons, and updates. Students are invited to sign-up: http://eepurl.com/gaNLWr


5. AMIA – Updates

We’ll be having another AV Garage Sale, this time in Innis College on February 6th from 12:30-6pm. If you’re available to help out at any point during the day, you can sign up here:


We’d really appreciate all the help we can get!

We’ll also be having 2 sessions of our next workshop, film archiving with Christina from the Media Commons. That will be on February 5th and 12th from 4-6pm and I’ll send out the sign-up within the week.


6. MISC Student Satisfaction Survey – Winter 2019

Happy 2019!

The Survey Group of the Master of Information Student Council is aiming to assess MISC’s performance representing student issues and the overall student satisfaction at the Faculty of Information. We invite you to fill out this Google Forms survey to let us know how we can improve as your representatives. This questionnaire has 7 questions, and should only take 3-5 minutes to complete.

Thank you for participating, your feedback helps us identify how we can better support the MI student body.




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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