MISCellaneous – January 30, 2017

  1. MISC February Meeting
  2. Tech Fund Referendum & Ideas Event
  3. Upcoming Tech Fund Referendum: February 13th-24th, 2017
  4. iSchool Student Conference 2017: Canada Now – Call for Proposals [Deadline Extended]
  5. Studio307 Python Sessions
  6. AGO Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives Tour
  7. MMSt Ottawa Trip open to MI
    8. Dr. Greg Bak Lecture: Understanding Media(tion)

  1. MISC February Meeting


MISC is holding our February meeting on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 AM in the Student Lounge (BL705). All MI students are welcome to attend!


  1. Tech Fund Referendum & Ideas Event


Event date: Wednesday February 8, 2017 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Location: Student Lounge


Website link: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/techfund


Want to know more about the Tech Fund and the upcoming referendum? Come out to our Tech Fund Referendum & Ideas event to learn more about the committee, the referendum and meet the members. Ask us your questions and offer suggestions or ideas about how we can better serve you (or just come for the free food)!


  1. Upcoming Tech Fund Referendum: February 13th-24th, 2017


Event date: Monday February 13, 2017 9:00 AM


Location: Bissell Building


Website link: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/techfund


The Tech Fund is a student-centered initiative here at the iSchool that focuses on supporting and enhancing the information, communication, and technology wants, needs and desires of our MI and MMSt students. We fund, purchase and implement the things that you, the iSchool students, request in order to help with your ICT based learning, research, exhibiting, collecting, curating, and overall experience while at the iSchool. In order for the Tech Fund to continue to support iSchool students, we must collect a levy fee which requires that we hold a referendum every two years to ensure that the iSchool population is still in favour of supporting this amazing committee and helping to make possible all of the wonderful events, workshops and technology purchases that the Tech Fund is responsible for.


The upcoming referendum is to be held this February, the voting period will take place February 13th-24th, 2017. If successful, the Tech Fund levy fee will be collected with the 2017 yearly tuition in the amount of $25.00 per academic session (no fee charged during the summer session) for full-time students (for a total of $50.00 for fall/winter period) and $12.50 per academic session (no fee charged during summer session) for part-time students (for a total of $25.00 for fall/winter period). We hope to get all of our MI and MMSt students out to vote in support of the Tech Fund and all of the hard work being done to improve the iSchool experience!



  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. Studio307 Python Session

Event date: Thursday February 2, 2017 4:00 PM-6:00 PM


Location: Studio307, BL 307


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


Join Studio307 for a Python Session on Thursday, February 3, 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. This session 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. This facilitated session will also enable students to collaboratively learn from and engage with each other and their projects.


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



  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.deruyter@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 linkhttp://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. 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, 120 St. George St.

    Announcement link:

    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.

Chelsea Misquith

President, 2016-2017

Master of Information Student Council

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