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Museum Studies in the Capital

Museum Studies students and faculty rang in the New Year and new term with a trip to Ottawa on January 12 to 15.

Enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures that weekend, 48 first- and second- year students made good use of their OMA memberships and explored the SAW gallery, Canadian Museum of Nature, Currency Museum, Parliament and Diefenbunker. Read more »

iSchool well represented at OLA Super Conference 2013

The Faculty of Information will be well represented at this year’s OLA Super Conference taking place January 30 to February 2, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Many iSchool alumni and iSchool students will be attending the conference this year both as attendees and as presenters. Read more »

PhD student named ANS Emerging Scholar for 2013

Faculty of Information PhD student, Diane Dechief, was honoured with the American Name Society (ANS) Emerging Scholar Award for her paper, “In the Name of Performance: the Presentation of Personal Names Shifted Through Immigration to Canada,” which she presented at the ANS annual conference in Boston early in January 2013. Read more »

Incubating software company a critical initiative

While running one of his Critical Making classes, Professor Matt Ratto (pictured left) recognized a need for a collaborative tool that would help students track and comment on their progress as they worked on their projects. Together with then-student (pictured right) Mike Borg (MI 2012), they began designing and building that collaborative tool, and Shotlst (pronounced Shotlist) was created. Read more »

Prof. Kelly Lyons' team win Best Poster

Professor Kelly Lyons and her Master of Computer Science students, Mohammad Ali Moradian and Maaz Nasir, along with collaborator Rock Leung of SAP Canada, recently won best poster (from amongst 30 competitors) at the Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER) fall 2012 meeting in Markham, Ontario. Read more »

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