MISCellaneous – Week of November 20-26, 2017

  1. Fall Clothing Swap – Tuesday November 21 with MUSSA!
  2. MISC’s Winter Soiree
  3. SLA-TSG Media Commons Tour
  4. FiLM CLuB screening: This Friday
  5. InForum’s Food For Fines
  6. Sempahore Studio307 is Hiring!
  7. Make a Paper Circuit at Studio307
  8. Opposition to the University Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
  9. Art x Bissell Exhibit – Call for Submissions
  10. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals
  11. AMIA’s U of T Blog – Call for Submissions
    12. Studies Calling for iSchool Participants
  12. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

  1. Fall Clothing Swap – Tuesday November 21 with MUSSA!

Event date: Tuesday November 21, 8:30am-6pm (approximate)

Location: BL705 – Student Lounge


Sick of your old clothes? Want to get them off your hands and get some new-to-you pieces?


Come check out the Fall Clothing Swap! We’ll be running out of the Student Lounge. Bring in your old clothes and take some new ones.


All leftover pieces will be sorted. Ripped and stained items will be taken to Value Village for recycling, items in good condition will go to the Yonge Street Mission’s store Double Take.


  1. 2. MISC’s Winter Soiree

Event Date: Friday December 8, 7PM

Location: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620782167980433/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ischools-end-of-term-winter-soiree-tickets-39821100985

The end of the fall semester is drawing near, and 2017 is almost over! Can you believe how fast time has flown? To celebrate our time together at the iSchool, your student council is throwing a Winter Soiree on Friday December 8th at the Tranzac Club. Located within walking distance from the iSchool, the Tranzac is just off of Bloor, between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street. All MI students are welcome, as well as any guests with whom you’d like to celebrate. RSVP through the Eventbrite page, as space is limited! Doors open at 7:00 pm.


  1. SLA-TSG Media Commons Tour

Event date: Thursday November 23, 6-7:30PM

Location: Media Commons (3rd floor Robarts Library)
Site: https://slatsgblog.wordpress.com/

Join SLA-TSG for our first tour of the 2017-2018 year!  We will be attending a lecture about UofT Library’s audio visual collection from Brock Silversides in the theatre at Media Commons.  After the lecture, we will be touring the A/V tech room and the cold vault.


To RSVP, email sla.tsg.1@gmail.com to indicate interest by Tuesday, November 21. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!


  1. FiLM CLuB screening: This Friday

Event date: Friday November 24, 7-9PM

Location: Student Lounge (BL 705)

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FILMCLUBoverhere/

WordPress Link: https://filmcluboverhere.wordpress.com/


FiLM CLuB over here this week is short films by Jan Svankmajer (surreal Czech filmmaker) and ‘Daisies’ 1966, Czech New Wave comedy-drama.


sEee you there !


  1. InForum’s Food For Fines Food

Dates: November 20-24, 2017

Location: Bissell, 4th Floor


From November 20–24 we will waive $2 of library fines in exchange for a non-perishable food item (maximum $20 waived). Don’t have any fines? You can still donate!


Most needed items include: baby food, canned fruits, canned fish, plain beans (no sauce), canned vegetables, juice boxes, salad dressings, and condiments.


The U of T Food and Clothing Bank operates year round and is open to all University of Toronto students. Register for the service by bringing in a print-out of your current timetable from ROSI and your TCard. Visit the Food and Clothing Bank on Fridays between 12–3 pm at the U of T Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina (between Willcocks and College). Please bring your own bags.


  1. Sempahore Studio307 is Hiring!

Location: BL307

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXLCVndAe-I3KDOhez51BT9RtkgoFL4utBsKzed7hGk/edit?usp=sharing

Deadline: Friday December 8, 5pm


Studio307 is hiring! Are you an energetic, friendly, and technically skilled student with experience in community facilitation? Are you excited about crafting, thrilled to use a 3D printer, or all about Arduino? Join the Studio307 team as a makerspace operator!


Tech Fund has 1 casual contract available for qualified University of Toronto students for the winter semester. All student applications will be considered, but priority will be given to first-year MI/MMST students registered at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.  In addition to staffing open hours at Studio307, a fabrication lab located in Bissell, this position will be primarily responsible for curriculum development and exhibition opportunities within the space.  Our ideal candidates will have experience as an educator and experience developing and mounting exhibitions  and/or programs.


The selected candidate will work 10 hours per week depending on their availability. Pay is $15/hr.


  1. Make a Paper Circuit at Studio307

Event date: Wednesday November 29, 12-5PM

Location: BL307

Link: http://studio307.github.io/

Brighten up the end of your semester and make a piece of light-up artwork (or greeting card, or origami, or whatever else your creative spirit desires)! In addition to our regular open hours, we’ll have all the supplies you need to make a paper circuit that you can take home and enjoy.


Think this sounds cool but you have no idea where to start? We’ll have project ideas and friendly facilitators who can talk you through simple circuits and soldering. Drop in any time between 12 and 5 pm, we’d love to see you there!


  1. Opposition to the University Mandated Leave of Absence Policy

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Contact: misc.ischool@gmail.com


Regarding the GSU’s opposition to this University Mandated Policy, MUSSA and MISC would like to know your thoughts!


If you would like our Faculty to support or not support the following endeavour, please let us know by reading below, and contacting MISC directly using the e-mail above:


The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) Executive Committee opposes the proposed “University Mandated Leave of Absence” Policy in its current form. … Graduate students are fortunate to have a voluntary leave of absence implemented at The School of Graduate Studies. However a mandatory absence does not help graduate students seek specific accommodations to help them complete their program in a timely manner. We need our institution to re- invest our tuition dollars into creating an accessible and accommodating environment that works for all Members of the University of Toronto. Moving forward … [GSU proposes the follow]:

  1. Increase the number of graduate-student specific accessibility advisors to mitigate the chances of students being subjected to the Mandated Leave of Absence Policy;
  2. Remove item 13 from the proposed policy, which violates the policy’s spirit of a compassionate option for graduate students because it indicates that the Student Code of Conduct can be used as a punitive measure in any cross-consultation assessment (Item 13 is: Nothing in this Policy precludes the operation of any other University policies, including but not limited to the Code of Student Conduct, applicable Residence Codes, the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters, the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, and University policies for assessing academic achievement and progress. Depending on the circumstances, other University policies may apply.)
  3. As per the Students’ for Barrier Free Access (SBA) petition (link: https://goo.gl/AwfWJ7) currently circulating, “[The University of Toronto should] engage in a broad and in-depth consultation with students, with the wider disabled and psychiatrized community, and with the human rights community [about the proposed policy]”


  1. Art x Bissell Exhibit – Call for Submissions

Exhibit Launch: April 2018 (Full run April 2018-April 2019)

Link: https://www.artandmindfulness.tumblr.com
Deadline: January 5, 2018

Contact: artandminfulness@gmail.com


A team of students from U of T’s Museum Studies program are developing a thesis exhibition, exploring the relationship between art, student experiences, and positive mental health.


They are seeking artwork created by students in any medium (painting, photography, textiles, etc.) who use art as a form of resilience and tool for well-being.


This call is open to current and former students in all disciplines. Honorariums will be included.


  1. iSchool Student Conference – Call for Proposals

Event Date: March 2-3, 2018

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/6jCuPLMILfzyxX6y1
Deadline: January 24, 2018

Contact: ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com


The 2018 iSchool Student Conference has announced its theme of Information in the Air: Society and the Evolving Media! They are now accepting proposals for presentations of your work. Start thinking about your topic now and make sure to submit your proposal by January 24, 2018.


  1. AMIA’s U of T Blog – Call for Submissions

Contact: amiaatuoft@gmail.com


Calling all writers! Do you have a paper about AV archives? Want to review a book/movie/album that uses archival AV material? Do you have a strong opinion about current issues relating to AV archives? Contribute to AMIA at U of T’s blog! For more information or to submit some writing email us at amiaatuoft@gmail.com!


  1. Studies Calling for iSchool Participants:

      Course: KMD 1001: Research and Methods
      Topic: Building mental health support for graduate students at University of Toronto

      Looking For: Current or recent Graduate students at U of T

      Task: Short survey

      Link: https://goo.gl/9RMSq7

      Contact: uoftmentalhealth@gmail.com

      Course: KMD 1001: Research and Methods

      Criteria: Current students who have applied to at-least one job online this year

      Task: Complete a short survey (takes about 5 minutes)

      Link: https://goo.gl/Df8tTb

      Contact: sori.lee@mail.utoronto.ca

      Course: KMD1001 Research and Methods

      Topic: User exp. study of workspace needs of digital freelancers & post-secondary students
      Help: You can help us by filling out our short survey for the study. We appreciate your support!

      Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3RHJ2J
      Questions & further details: nadine.adelaar@mail.utoronto.ca


       Course: KMD1001 Research and Methods
       Topic: User exp. study of workspace needs of digital freelancers & post-secondary students

       Looking for: Post-secondary students to participate in a short interview about their  experiences using and finding workspaces on and off campus. We’d love to chat with interested iSchool students, and are very flexible when it comes to scheduling interviews.

       Task: Interview (15-20 minutes)

       Link: https://goo.gl/forms/tAQJnC5g1FyTxHa82
       Contact: nadine.adelaar@mail.utoronto.ca


       Course: KMD1001 Research and Methods

       Topic: The Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health

       Criteria: Current U of T students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s, alumni of less than 12 months

        Task: Short survey, 5-10 minutes

        Disclaimer: No identifying information will be collected




  1. Want to add your Ad? Details Here!

Deadline: Weekly, Submit by Sunday at 11:59PM

Contact: misc@utoronto.ca or amber.shortell@mail.utoronto.ca


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