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 Library Association – Toronto Student Chapter
- Children and Youth Advocacy Student Group
- iJournal: Graduate Student Journal of the Faculty of Information
- iSchool Peer Mentorship
- Special Libraries Association – Toronto Student Group
- The University of Toronto Association for Information Systems Student Chapter
- Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Student Chapte
- Librarians Without Borders (LWB) – University of Toronto Student Chapter
iSchool Peer Mentorship
Are you wondering what to expect at the iSchool? 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?
By joining the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool program, you’ll be able to network with like-minded fellow students and ask questions about classes, student life, food trucks, or anything else that might interest you!
No matter what your interests are, we’ll try our best to match 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 2020-2021 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.
YOUR 2020-21 PEER MENTORSHIP COORDINATORS:
Brooke Downey is in her second year of the Museum Studies program. She also did her undergrad at UofT, where she received her H.B.A. in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. Brooke is passionate about political and civic engagement. Before coming to the iSchool, she spent several years working for non-profits in Toronto focused on these issues. Now as an emerging museum professional, she’s taking that civic lens to museums with a focus on city museums, inclusive programming, and advocacy for the GLAM sector. In her spare time, you can find her volunteering at local museums or exploring Toronto’s west end.
Faria is a second year Master of Information candidate in the Information Systems and Design and Human Centered Data Science concentrations. She did her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Human Biology from the University of Toronto Scarborough.
She loves traveling, watching documentaries/ted talks, practicing mandarin/french on Duolingo, going to the gym and playing badminton. She is passionate about learning the tools and skills necessary to analyze and process data in order to discover the stories hidden within in order to add value to organizations and support policies. As a Peer mentoring coordinator she is looking forward to helping connect mentors with resources to ensure a smooth and successful transition for their mentees into the academic and social aspects of Graduate Student life.
Jordan is a second year Master of Museum Studies student. Prior to coming to the iSchool, Jordan received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in International Development and a Minor in French from the University of Waterloo. She started her career working for an international development charity based in Toronto, where she worked with events, volunteers, communications and fundraising. Passionate about stakeholder experiences, Jordan is keen to create meaningful engagement for visitors in museums. Outside of classes, Jordan is also the VP of MUSSA, and she is excited to share her love of the program and the Faculty with incoming students. Jordan enjoys travel, photography and visual arts, and sings in a choir.
Savannah Li is a Master of Information student in the Knowledge Management and Information Management concentration. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of British Columbia. In summer 2020, she works as a co-op coordinator at the iSchool to support information management and optimize the learning experience for virtual courses. As a Peer Mentoring @ iSchool Coordinator, she hopes to foster a community within the Faculty, facilitating the active learning experience and enabling students to make the most of their time at the iSchool. Her interests include HITT, yoga, meditation, and trying out different recipes.
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