MISCellaneous – September 25, 2017

  1. MISC Fall Elections – Nomination Period on until Sunday @ 11:59PM
  2. Student Council got Slack!
  3. The iJournal: Call for Submissions
  4. iSchool Book Club Meeting #9: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  5. Semaphore Studio307
  6. If you missed Clubs Day, but want more information on clubs…

  1. MISC Fall Elections – Nomination Period on until Sunday @ 11:59PM




Nomination Period: September 18 – September 30

Voting Period: October 1-7


First Year Positions Available:

Vice-President, Tech Fund Representative, Professional Development Co-Chair, Academic Affairs Officer, Social Committee Representative

Other Positions Available:

Secretary, Treasurer, Graduate Student Union Representative, 10 Faculty Council Representatives


For further information and nomination forms, please visit: http://uoft.me/votemisc 

If you have any questions about the elections procedure, you can email the CRO for this election, Lauree Sawatzky, at lauree.sawatzky@mail.utoronto.ca or come by our table this week if you’d like to to talk to get advice from MISC members in person.



Monday: 3-5 (Social Committee & MISC-MUSSA Rep)

Wednesday: 11-1 (President & Tech Fund), 4-5 (President)

Thursday: 12-1 (Tech Fund), 4-5 (Social Committee & MISC-MUSSA Rep)


(Note that opening shifts might not start right on time)

  1. Student Council got Slack!




Join our Slack channel to chat with us on matters related to academics, professional development, social events, the school Technology Fund, and anything iSchool/U of T related.

  1. The iJournal: Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 1, 2017


The iJournal is a peer-reviewed publication run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information. We are currently seeking content for our Fall 2017 issue. No matter what your program or concentration, this is an excellent opportunity to share your work with the iSchool community and add a publication to your CV. We are accepting a wide variety of submission formats, including essays, research reports, design reports, case studies, empirical studies, literature reviews, software and system evaluations, book reviews, and other exemplary student work.


To view our submission guidelines and submit your work, please visit our website: www.theijournal.ca. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our editor at xiao.cheng@mail.utoronto.ca.


  1. iSchool Book Club Meeting #9: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Event date: Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

If you like reading and discussing books, come check out the iSchool Book Club! Our next meeting is on Tuesday October 3 at 4:00 PM in the student lounge (BL705). We will be discussing Bird Box by Josh Malerman.


As always, anyone is welcome to come! We begin each meeting by discussing books in general, exchanging recommendations, and catching up on what we’ve all been reading (or not reading), before moving on to our discussion of the official book for the month. We’re always happy to have new attendees!


  1. Association of Canadian Archivists U of T Student Chapter Meeting & Pub Night
    Event date: Wednesday September 27, 5pm-6pm

Location: Student Lounge, BL728


Interested in meeting new people, learning more about the ARM field, and/or contributing to your community? We want to see you!

Learn about the positions we have available, the events we’re hosting, and the many opportunities available to you as an archives-loving student at the iSchool. All concentrations welcome.

Join us afterward for our monthly pub night!


  1. If you missed Clubs Day, but want more information on clubs…


You can find a list of affiliated clubs and associations here: http://misc.ischool.utoronto.ca/groups. For more information about a specific club, click the relevant hyperlink. The iSchool’s Film Club & Book Club are also official clubs, but not currently on the list.


Contact Sharly at sharly.chan@mail.utoronto.ca if you’re interested in starting a club. Funding is available.

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Amber Shortell

President of the Master of Information Student Council (MISC)
Document Controller at Northland Power

Master of Information 2018 (expected)

Faculty of Information – University of Toronto