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!
Please consider joining the Peer Mentoring @ iSchool Facebook group for the latest updates and upcoming mentorship events.
Send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
YOUR 2019-20 PEER MENTORSHIP COORDINATORS:
JOSHUA SHUM is a second-year MI, Library and Information Science student. He has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science, and is interested in information policy, information behaviour, social equity, and information ethics. Joshua is a content developer and administrator for an online database where he works with organizations to facilitate the information needs of new immigrants to Canada. He is also an aircraft and locomotive enthusiast, and enjoys gaming, reading, or travelling, whenever he finds the time. As a Peer Mentoring @ iSchool Coordinator, he hopes to promote a mutually beneficial community within the Faculty of Information between every individual, regardless of level of study or occupation.
SABRYNA EKSTEIN is a second year candidate in the Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) program. She has a BA in English and American Studies from the University of Toronto. Her interests include community accessibility, local histories and theatre. When she’s not in the library or at a barre class you can find her reading or writing somewhere that serves cold brew, craft beer, and/or hot tea. She hopes to one day grow a successful vegetable garden full of butternut squash.
MIMI CHEUNG is a second-year iSchool student in the Library and Information Science concentration. She is also a TALint student at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, where she works on social media and website management, and outreach and operational support. Mimi enjoys nature, travel, and explore around in the city. She had a great mentor when she started the MI program, and she hopes that she can help the incoming students too this year.
SYDNEY STYPE is a third-year Combined Degree Program student in Museum Studies and Library and Information Science. She hails from Columbus, Ohio and has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry from The Ohio State University. Sydney is the Administrator and Collections Assistant at the Hockey Hall of Fame Resource Centre. She is also the MISC-MUSSA liaison and is a member of the iSchool Book Club. Hockey is her passion, and she finds any way to incorporate it into her studies. She has played field hockey for 14 years and loves running, Broadway shows, and all things Disney.
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