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 2022-2023 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.
Interested? Applications are now open. Sign up here!
Deadline: Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 11:59PM
Questions? Missed the deadline?
Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR 2022-23 PEER MENTORSHIP COORDINATORS are Daochun Li, Keith Cheng and Joanna Wang. See their bios below!
Daochun Li is a second-year CPD student, concentrating in Knowledge Management and Information Management (KMIM), and in Archives and Records Management (ARM). She completed her undergraduate degree in Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, with a minor in Film and Media Studies.
In her free time, Daochun enjoys traveling, biking, and exploring different art exhibitions. As a Peer Mentoring Coordinator, Daochun is looking forward to supporting both the mentors and the mentees in establishing their own personal development journey, and staying connected to the iSchool community.
Keith is a Masters of Information student in the User Experience Design concentration who is currently working on a master’s thesis exploring the purpose and potentialities of student activism. Beyond being a co-coordinator of the PM@i program, he is serving as the chair of the Diversity Working Group this coming year and is in charge of (and who to reach out to about) the BIPOC Peer Mentoring program.
Prior to his masters, Keith studied Art History and Sexual Diversity Studies at UofT and worked as a graphic designer & archivist. He is always happy to provide guidance to others so don’t hesitate to reach out to him if you ever have any questions (or, perhaps, if you share his enthusiasm for Frank Ocean, James Baldwin, and Wong Kar Wai).
Joanna Wang is a second-year Master of Information Candidate in the User Experience Design (UXD) concentration. She studied Professional Education and worked in the EduTech industry for three years. Her passion is to combine aesthetics with functionalities to shape the user experience.
She loves to travel and photograph. She also learned Rhythmic gymnastics for ten years. As a Peer Mentoring Coordinator, she is looking forward to helping both incoming mentees and mentors to expand their network and provide them with resources and support.
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