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WINTER 2017
GRADitude Reception
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OLA Superconference Alumni Reception
Photos from OLA Superconference Alumni Reception!
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Ottawa Student Alumni Reception
Photos from Ottawa Student-Alumni-Professionals Reception!
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Alumni News
Lynne Howarth
ALISE Recognizes Lynne Howarth for Research Excellence
For her exemplary work in exploring the connection between objects and memory, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) awarded Professor Lynne Howarth (MLS '78, PHD '90) with its prestigious 2017 ALISE / Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults.

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Apply for Alumni Professional Development Grant
Want more training? Apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 for professional development activities through the FIAA Alumni Professional Development Grant.

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Winfred Elizabeth (Betty) Harris
Alumna Awarded UFV’s 1st Librarian Emerita Designation
The Faculty of Information is proud of iSchool alumna, Winfred Elizabeth (Betty) Harris (nee Hanafi), who was awarded a Librarian Emerita designation at the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), the first time this designation has been awarded in the University’s history.

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Faculty of Information
Nominate Colleague as Outstanding Alumni 2017
Each year, FIAA recognizes an exceptional alumnus/alumna with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Nominate a fellow classmate for their outstanding contributions to the information or cultural/museum profession by Thursday, March 31, 2017.

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Brian Land
iSchool’s First Dean, Brian Land, Passes Away
We remember and honour former Dean of the Faculty of Information, Reginald Brian Land, who had four degrees from the University. In 1970, Prof. Land launched the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, putting us on the map by offering the first professional degree in librarianship in Canada. Brian’s warmth, intellect, kindness, and good humour endeared him to everyone, and his legacy stands tall..

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Wendy Newman
Wendy Newman Library Leadership Award
The Wendy Newman Library Leadership Award was established upon the 2015 retirement of Wendy Newman, an 11-year iSchool lecturer and champion of public librarianship. The award recognizes her longstanding commitment to the iSchool and to building principled library leadership capacity in the broader profession Alumni participating in library leadership programs.

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Faculty News
Michelle Murphy, Matt Price, Patrick Keilty
U of T Preserving Environmental Websites in Response to Trump Presidency
A hackathon organized by the Faculty of Information’s Patrick Keilty, an assistant professor and a member of U of T’s Technoscience Salon and Research Unit, Prof. Michelle Murphy, History and Women and Gender Studies, and Matt Price, University of Toronto faculty member, made international news. Along with volunteers, they worked to help preserve at-risk U.S. government websites to capture crucial scientific and environmental websites

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Jenna Hartel
Prof. Jenna Hartel Wins ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Professor Jenna Hartel, the recipient of the 2016 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award, presented at the ALISE conference awards ceremony in January.

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McLuhan Plaque
Marshall McLuhan’s Coach House Honoured
The historic Coach House at the University of Toronto has been renamed the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology to honour past faculty member and esteemed thinker, Marshall McLuhan.

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Sarah Sharma
Prof. Sarah Sharma Appointed Director of McLuhan Centre
Professor Sharma is a communication scholar who has established a program of research that is recognized nationally and internationally as extending the work of Canadian media theorists, Marshall McLuhan and Harold Adams Innis, into new conceptual and empirical terrain.

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Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade
U of T Professors Champion Feminist & Queer Approaches in Journal
Professor Patrick Keilty and Professor Leslie Regan Shade furthered their commitment to social justice by publishing a collection of essays, recorded talks, and new media art from the “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” conference at the Faculty of Information.

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Kelly Gotlieb
“Father of Computing” Dies
The University of Toronto honours professor Emeritus C.C. "Kelly" Gotlieb for his invaluable work as a faculty member at the iSchool. He can be credited with the first computers being installed in Robarts, and his co-authored textbook, Social Issues in Computing (Academic Press 1973), the first of its kind to address the implications of digital technologies.

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Student News
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Co-ops Feature “Digital Pioneers” in Information Studies
Four successful co-op placements at the Royal Bank of Canada and CIBC over the summer helped iSchool students land awards for performance—and jobs.

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Dawson Museum
Museum Studies Alumnus in Vanity Fair, Documentary
The Dawson City Museum found itself sitting on a treasure trove of early 20th century movie reels after the excavation of an old community pool. MMST alumnus Alex Sommerville, the current Executive Director of the museum, talks about the collection and the history of Dawson City.

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iJournal Vol.2 No. 1
iJournal Publishes Latest Edition
The iJournal is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information, and aims to publish exemplary student research on the divergent topics of information studies.

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Alumni Events
Saturday, April 8
Bye-School — End of Year Party
Master of Museum Studies students Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin & Camille-Mary Sharp are launching an exhibition inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees and by the ongoing displacement of peoples in Toronto and abroad. Common Ground: ART x BISSELL, in partnership with SKETCH and The Remix Project, opens April 7 in the Bissell building, exploring topics such as homelessness, gender and diaspora.

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Thursday, June 1
Save the date for Spring Reunion!
Save the date for Spring Reunion! If you are from a graduating year ending in ’2 and ’7, but we have lots of fun planned for all alumni. Watch for more details on how to sign up (free).
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