Alumnae Alison Cox and Sooin Kim have received the university’s Arbor Award for their contributions as exceptional and longstanding volunteers who have made sustained contributions to the Faculty of Information.
Cox, an IBM Design Principal, began her volunteer involvement with the Faculty as a participant in its Fundamentals of User Design Course (INF1602). She helped Associate Professor Olivier St-Cyr plan and design the course, served as a guest lecturer, and mentored students in their studio classes. Outside of this course she presented Faculty-wide workshops as part of the popular iSkills series. As a sessional lecturer, she now co-teaches UX Leadership and Influence.
Kim, a librarian at the Bora Laskin Law Library, has volunteered extensively with the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) for almost a decade. She was elected to the roles of Secretary, Vice President and President, and continues her active involvement as Past-President of the Association. Through her extensive work with FIAA and her advocacy, she has advanced issues of importance and interest to Faculty of Information alumni.