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Career Industry Trends and Events – February 20, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

Industry Trends:

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February 22nd

The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be speaker series

Concentration: MMSt/UXD

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: The Commons at 401 Richmond



The program of talks, The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be, invites arts professionals to share their thoughts on how to create a museum model that answers to the pressures of our extreme present, but at the same time establishes a meaningful and enduring agenda.

The third speaker in the series, Stephen Wright, is a Canadian, Paris-based writer and co-director of the PhD-level artistic research program “Document & contemporary art” at the European School of Visual Art (ÉESI). His talk, Getting Used to Usership, will explore his research over the past decade examining the ongoing usological turn in art-related practice, focusing on the shift from modernist categories of autonomy to an art on the 1:1 scale, premised on usership rather than spectatorship. He is the author of “Toward a Lexicon of Usership“, is currently preparing a book on the “Politics of Usership” and a companion volume, “Not, Not Art.”

February 27

D.E. Shaw Research
Concentration: ISD, UXD
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Sanford Fleming Building room 1101

Description: D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry.  Our group focuses on the design of novel algorithms and machine architectures for high-speed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of proteins and other biological macromolecules, with the ultimate aim of significantly advancing the process of drug discovery.  We have designed and developed multiple generations of Anton, a massively parallel supercomputer that executes MD simulations orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible.  Anton has now simulated the behavior of a number of proteins for periods as long as several milliseconds, revealing biologically and pharmaceutically relevant aspects of protein dynamics.

February 28

Bloomberg Tech Talk
Concentration: ISD
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Medical Science Building MacLeod Auditorium Room 2158

Description: Decision makers across the global finance industry look to Bloomberg to deliver timely political, business and financial information and insight. Today, a large part of this insight is derived using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The practice of AI at Bloomberg presents its researchers with the unique challenges associated with building low-latency, high-precision, and highly-available systems that need to find needles in haystacks of data. Among its vast portfolio of innovative products, the Bloomberg Terminal has provided ways for investors to sift through the stream of tweets in order to discover financially-relevant content, deliver Knowedge Graph-based analytics, and enrich news with advanced custom-tailored metadata like sentiment, trends, and topics. In this talk, Igor Malioutov will introduce some of the different problems that we solve using AI at Bloomberg. He will provide an overview of the cutting-edge AI research and also touch on Bloomberg’s machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities and infrastructure that have been developed as part of Bloomberg’s AI team.

March 3 & 4

University of Toronto Data Science Student Challenge
Concentration: ISD/UXD
Time: 9:30am Saturday -12:30pm Sunday

Description: The University of Toronto Data Science Student Challenge is designed to ignite a passion for the amazing things made possible by Data Science and to help students develop the skills necessary to harness the power of analytics.

The hackathon sees teams of 3-4 students coming together to analyse and interpret unique datasets from Geotab around Location Analysis and Urban Infrastructure. The data is derived from over 2 billion daily records and over 930,000 Geotab-equipped vehicles. The Challenges designed for the hackathon will enable the development of data-driven solutions that will ultimately improve the safety of drivers and the productivity of businesses in a city.

Exciting Jobs

Junior Archivist, UNICEF

Closes on Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Job Number: 510212
Locations: Headquarters Locations: New York, United States
Work Type : Internship

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) project’s goal is to take a systemic approach that introduces and institutionalizes Electronic Content Management (including systems, policies, procedures, standards, guidance, and governance), providing improved document and records management and retention, improved search functionality, strengthened archives management, a new digital preservation capability, content reuse and repurposing, and collaboration across UNICEF.

The project also seeks to reduce risks, improve usability of tools, provide significant cost and time savings, enable new organizational capabilities and comply with several audit recommendations. These goals will be implemented in keeping with the organizational strategy and information management requirements of stakeholders in various business areas.

Purpose of the internship

UNICEF offers the opportunity for talented students to gain professional experience while being exposed to the work of UNICEF. At the same time, UNICEF benefits from interns as a significant asset by providing updated academic knowledge and valuable skill to the organization.

The archives Intern will develop archival management skills and contribute to the establishment of an archival repository.

Reporting Structure

The incumbent will report to the ECM Senior Project Manager.

Duration of internship

Full time internship for 4-6 Months. 6 months (24 weeks) is the maximum duration of an internship with UNICEF.

Key responsibilities

The selected candidate will work directly with UNICEF’s archivists on selected archives management activities which include:

  • Processing archival records according to ISAD(G) standards;
  • Housing archival records in archival folders and boxes and other repository management duties;
  • Participating in the implementation of an Archives Management System and Trusted Digital Repository, including data entry;
  • Preparation of archival records for their digitization;
  • Any other duties as required.


  • Archival Finding aids
  • Descriptive Metadata lists
  • Digitized archival items with proper metadata
  • Archival items stored in appropriate folders and boxes; and correctly labelled


  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school, or be a recent graduate with specific post-secondary education in archival studies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of international archival standards, including ISAD(G);
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival metadata and its application;
  • Have a strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records;
  • A reference letter from a current or past academic supervisor;
  • Have no immediate relatives working in any UNICEF office.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants must include:

  • Cover Letter outlining i) reason for application, ii) areas of interest (related to graduate courses) in English, iii) practical experience in any aspect of archives management (if any, in class or at work)
  • Sample fonds description showing all levels of description according to the ISAD (G) standard.

Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF’s online recruiting system.

Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

A monthly stipend as contribution towards living and transportation expenses will be provided up to $1,500.00 for the selected candidate.

For Every Child, you demonstrate

Our core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Opening Date Wed Feb 14 2018 12:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Mar 06 2018 02:55:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) 

More information Here

Apply Here


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