Emma Ratcliffe

Emma is a second-year MI student concentrating in Human-centred Data Science and Information Systems Design. As a Tech Fund Representative, she is looking forward to supporting students’ tech needs, ensuring that the solutions and services offered address our student’s evolving needs, especially in light of our current remote-learning environment. Feel free to reach out to her with questions, feedback or ideas.

Before joining the iSchool to complete her MI, Emma worked as an IT Business Analyst in the pharmaceutical industry. She is interested in the intersection of information, technology and health. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Technology Management from Ryerson University.

email: e.ratcliffe@mail.utoronto.ca


Tech Fund Representative, Upper-Year

There are two Upper Year MI Student Tech Fund Representatives (SY-STFR), both of whom sit on MISC and the MISC/MUSSA Tech Fund Committee. These positions must be held by upper year Master of Information students elected during the Spring election cycle. They must hold the position for a full year and attend and contribute to all MISC meetings and are each allotted one vote. The SY-STFR helps propose and track purchases made with the Student Tech Fund, while also reporting at MISC General Council meetings about purchases, and seeking approval from MISC on purchases exceeding $3,000. The SY-STFR will also attend Student Tech Fund committee meetings, which are comprised of MI and MMSt Tech Fund Representatives and may include faculty and IT supervisors. These meetings must be held once every 30 days during the Fall and Winter semesters. The SY-STFR will also hold one of the following Student Tech Fund committee positions: Chairperson; Treasurer; Secretary; Workshops, Events and Communications Coordinator; Referendum Coordinator.