A Student-centred initiative that focuses on supporting the information, communication, and technology needs of the students at the iSchool
About the Tech Fund
The Tech Fund is a student-centred initiative dedicated to improving the student experience by focusing on supporting the information, communication, and technology needs of the students at the iSchool.
Tech Fund Fees
|Fee||Fall Term Charge||Winter Term Charge||Annual Total|
|Part Time Students||$12.50||$12.50||$25.00|
|Full Time Students||$25.00||$25.00||$50.00|
Students contribute to the Student Tech Fund automatically when they pay their tuition fees each year. The funds are then used to meet our mandate:
“[to] directly enhance ICT (information, communication and technology) based learning, research, exhibiting, collecting and administrative services for Masters of Information (MI), and Master of Museum Studies (MMSt).”
This could be a number of things, ranging from purchasing new computers for the Inforum or student lounge furniture to funding an event or workshop.
The Tech Fund Committee consists of five Student Representatives, an iSchool Faculty Advisor, and an Information Technology Advisor. Each Student Representative is allotted one vote, while the faculty and IT advisors are not allotted voting powers, they are also responsible for putting forth proposals, purchasing equipment, promoting purchases to the student body, and informing both MISC and MUSSA about Tech Fund activities and receiving council approval for purchases exceeding $3,000. Check out the available technology to borrow from the Inforum!
- 2019-20: MI/MMSt students voted for the annual Tech Fund fee to be reduced to $40/year for full-time students (previously $50/year) and $20/year for part-time students (previously $25/year)
- 2016-17: MI/MMSt students voted for the annual Tech Fund fee to be reduced to $50/year for full-time students (previously $100/year) and $25/year for part-time students (previously $50/year)
- 2012-13: MI/MMSt students voted for the continuity of the Tech Fund Levy Fee to remain at $100/year for full-time students and $50/year for part-time students.