Each year, or every several, classic events take place at the Faculty of Information. Below are the events our community looks forward to attending.
Faculty of Information Colloquia Series
The Faculty of Information Colloquia Series will continue in late 2017.
Descriptions of individual colloquia appear in the Events section. All talks are held at the Faculty of Information, 140 St. George St, Rm 728, from 4 to 6 pm, unless otherwise noted. The talks are free and open to the public — so be sure to join us!
The colloquia series consists of presentations by Faculty of Information faculty and outside researchers on topics related to the field of information. Offering extended discussions of research followed by a question and answer period, the colloquium series gives the Faculty of Information community a space to collaboratively explore key issues in the field.
The colloquia are of special interest to the faculty members and doctoral students here. Fostering engaging, interdisciplinary conversations in an informal and collegial environment is what we are all about!
Museum Talks Series
The Museum Studies Colloquia Series has been renamed Museum Talks! Watch for the next in the series.
Culture and Technology Series
The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology has an exciting program for 2017/2018.
Monday Night Seminars 6-8 PM @ The McLuhan Centre
September 18: How to MsUnderstand Media: Incubator, Gun, CRISPR and the Fearless Girl
October 2: Spinning the Global with Textile Media
October 30: Automating Injustice
November 13: Platform Labour’s Algorithmic Frictions
November 27: Data Justice Across Environmental Publics
See more events and details at: https://ischool.utoronto.ca/research/institutes-labs/the-mcluhan-centre-for-culture-and-technology/
Annual University of Toronto iSchool Graduate Student Conference
This annual research event highlights the breadth and depth of research being done by students, from various library schools and information schools are able to present and discuss their current research endeavors, showcase work and let the Faculty of Information, U of T, and the broader public know about the excellent research produced.
Stay tuned for the theme of the 2018 conference!
The iSchool Student Conference theme for 2017 was Canada Now: Disrupting the Past|Activating the Future. The conference was held on Friday, March 10th – Saturday, March 11th, 2017. The presentations included posters, lightning talks, panel presentations, a round-table discussion, and workshops.
The 2016 Conference was entitled: Defying Conventions: 2016 iSchool Student Conference.
The 2014 Conference was entitled: Information In Formation: Building a Profession. View conference details.
Ian P. Sharp Lectureship
The Ian P. Sharp Lectureship was established at the Faculty of Information Studies in 1989 with an endowment from I.P. Sharp Associates Limited, A Reuters Company, in honour of its founding president and former chief executive officer, Ian P. Sharp. It is intended to bring internationally renowned individuals to the campus to explore the transformative effects of information practice. The lectures, which are open to the profession and members of the public, are delivered every three to four years by a distinguished figure in information science and related fields.
The iSchool was delighted to welcome the most recent distinguished guest speakers:
Dr. Haim Gertner, Director, Archives Division and Fred Hillman Chair of Holocaust Documentation, on December 2, 2015
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on November 18, 2014
David Ferriero, National Archivist of the United States, on March 26, 2014
Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, on March 13, 2008
Bertha Bassam Lecture in Librarianship
The Bertha Bassam Lecture in Librarianship was established by the Faculty’s Alumni Association to honor Dr. Bertha Bassam, Director of the Library School from 1951 to 1964. The lectures, which are open to the profession and members of the public, are delivered every three to four years by an outstanding individual, whose topic and experience are relevant to librarians and librarianship.
The Faculty of Information was delighted to welcome the most recent distinguished guest speakers:
Dr. R. David Lankes, Director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, on March 11, 2015
Dr. David Carr, Consultant at Conversations in Cultural Institution, on April 14, 2011
Dr. David Weinberger, author of Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder and the Cluetrain Manifesto on October 23, 2008
Digital Curation Talks
Thursday, September 21, 2017
THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF DATA SCIENCE
Cecilia Aragon, Professor, University of Washington. 4:00pm, Room 728, 140 St. George Street
See more event details at: http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca/2017/08/14/prof-cecilia-aragon-the-hearts-and-minds-of-data-science/