The Faculty of Information is not only the home of 4 student councils: the DSA, MISC, MUSSA, and BISA, our students are also engaged in multiple student clubs, chapters and associations. They can be seen participating in all levels at the University and community.
Student Clubs & Chapters
The Faculty of Information is also home to several student groups, who put on events and raise awareness for their varying interests. Visit their websites to learn more!
- Art Libraries Society of North America – University of Toronto Student Chapter
- Association of Canadian Archivists – University of Toronto Student Chapter
- Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Student Chapte
- Canadian Library Association – Toronto Student Chapter
- Children and Youth Advocacy Student Group
- iJournal: Graduate Student Journal of the Faculty of Information
- Librarians Without Borders (LWB) – University of Toronto Student Chapter
- Living the iLife — Student Blog
- Peer Mentoring @ iSchool
- Special Libraries Association – Toronto Student Group
- The University of Toronto Association for Information Systems Student Chapter
Peer Mentoring @ iSchool
Are you an incoming student at the iSchool? Are you wondering what to expect? Do you have questions about life as a student or living in Toronto? Wondering where you can get an informed perspective on the whole iSchool experience?
Join the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool program as a Mentee. You’ll be able to network with like-minded fellow students and ask questions about classes, student life, food trucks, and anything else that might interest you! Here is more information about being a Mentee at the iSchool.
Are you in your second or later year of your program at the iSchool? Do you want to share your experiences with incoming iSchool students? Wondering how you can make a difference?
Join the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool program as a Mentor. You will be able to help design the experience for incoming students and gain valuable leadership experience. Here is more information about being a Mentor at the iSchool.
No matter what your interests are, we’ll try our best to match you with other iSchool student(s) who will partner with you to make the most out of your time and experience here!
We invite you to sign up for the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool program for the 2021-2022 year! Mentees will be matched with 1-2 upper year student Mentor(s) who are dedicated to supporting you through your first year, and you will be part of a welcoming community of other iSchool students.
Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021
Questions? Missed the deadline?
Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR 2021-22 PEER MENTORSHIP COORDINATORS:
Hadis is a second-year Master of Information candidate in the User Experience Design (UXD) concentration. She did her undergraduate degree in Hotel & Tourism Management & worked for eight years in the same industry. Her passion for technology and people is behind her transition to the UXD program.
She loves biking, listening to UX podcasts and volunteering at open-source communities to design data science tools to scale nature-based solutions. She ensures her design is usable, equitable, enjoyable, and valuable. As a Peer Mentoring Coordinator, she is thrilled to help connect fellow mentors and mentees and provide them with resources to ensure positive academic and social experiences for students.
Crystal is a Second year Master of Information student in the concentration of User experience design. She studied digital enterprise management at Uoft Mississauga campus. Her passion is to further develop a user-centered perspective and create meaningful digital products and experience with empathy.
She enjoys travelling and taking landscape photography before the covid hits. As a Peer Mentoring Coordinator, she is looking forward to helping incoming students and current students to experience the best of iSchool and providing resources and support whenever they need help.
Andrea is a Master of Information student in the Knowledge Management and Information Management concentration, with collaborative specialization in Knowledge Media Design. She is a past UofT alumna,with degrees in organic chemistry (BSc) and nutritional sciences (MSc). She is also certified in holistic nutrition.
Andrea’s professional background includes a variety of roles, including account manager, college teacher, science writer/editor, nutrition consultant, and most recently website designer. Her core value of lifelong learning drove her to come to the iSchool to expand her expertise in knowledge sharing and to learn new things.
Andrea is an avid reader and always seems to have a few books going at once, favouring science fiction/fantasy and personal development. When she’s not learning new things or working, Andrea enjoys going for long walks outside, going to the gym, attending conferences, and doing puzzles (jigsaw, Sudoku…). As a Peer Mentoring Coordinator, Andrea is looking forward to connecting mentors with mentees, providing resources and support, and facilitating the mentoring process for all participants.
Melanie is a UX masters student, and a marketing, innovation, mentoring and recruitment specialist. She has worked in the field of recruitment and career education for over 10 years, and has written compelling web content for the University of Toronto and web content for Family Service Toronto. Melanie has also implemented award-winning marketing strategies, as well as originating and producing annual art shows held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Science Centre, and the University of Toronto.
In her free time, Melanie loves riding horses; preferably without a bit.
Faculty of Information Research Mentorship Program
This program was designed to allow BI, MI, MMSt, and combined program students to connect with doctoral students with similar interests. You will be placed in groups of at least two mentors and several mentees. As a voluntary project, you are free to arrange the terms of your mentorship with your group members.
If you’re interested in participating, please fill this form:
This form will be open until the start of the Fall term, and we will communicate the composition of the groups around that time. The mentorship process will start mid-September and will run until the end of the Winter term.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the program coordinators:
Engage widely in various professional circles and broaden your horizons beyond disciplinary boundaries. Our students, alumni and faculty are members of many professional associations. Our strong ties, built over many years, with these institutions keep us all abreast of the latest trends in the industries. Throughout the year, you may find representatives and members of these associations taking active roles in assisting our students by providing relevant industry insights and networking opportunities. These include:
- AAM – American Alliance of Museums
- CAHP – Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
- CAPC – Canadian Association of Professional Conservators
- CCI – Canadian Conservation Institute
- CMA – Canadian Museum Association
- ICOM – International Council of Museums
- OAAG – Ontario Association of Art Galleries
- OMA – Ontario Museum Association