Master’s iWeekly e-newsletter

#27-6 | Job Shadowing Program Now Open!

The number of positions and status list is now visible to all on the Job Shadowing page. Please email jobshadow [dot] ischoolatutoronto [dot] ca to request your top three choices of host organizations for job shadowing. The Job Shadowing team of alumni volunteers will send you contact information for the first available host organization of choice. The program runs until August 31. Please note that this program is only available to Master of Information and CRO students. Thank you.

#27-7 | Volunteers needed for the iSchool Meet & Greet event – Saturday April 1st!

The Meet & Greet event is a conversion event, for students who have been offered admission but may not have accepted their offer yet. It is an event to showcase what the iSchool has to offer; excite and entice them so that they will accept their offers of admission.

We need your help with the following:

A Student Experiences Panel discussion

Careers & Experiential Learning Opportunities - a short (5 minute) presentation on your experience with either a co-op / practicum / exhibition project / internship / CRO

Mix & Mingle – chat with potential iSchool students about you student experiences and answer any questions they might have

The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:00 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Welcome from the Dean
  • Next steps, registration, advising, financing
  • Careers & Experiential Learning Opportunities

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Student Experiences Panel
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Meet & Greet with current iSchool students & staff

If you would like to volunteer, please email andrea [dot] dibiaseatutoronto [dot] ca
*a token of appreciation will be provided

#27-8 | Upcoming English Language and Writing Support (ELWS) Workshops

Upcoming ELWS Workshops

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Writing Literature Reviews
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Thesis Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

No registration is required. All members of the U of T community are welcome.

See full descriptions, dates. times, and locations at:

Find the full list of course and workshop offerings on the ELWS website at:

Keep on top of all ELWS news and announcements by following Twitter at @ELWS

Get Weekly updates on all ELWS workshops and courses by subscribing to the ELWS listserv:

#27-9 | MISC Spring Elections – Get Involved with Student Council!

Nominations are now open for MISC elections for 2017-2018! Running for MISC is your opportunity to get involved, make a difference and have your voice heard on student issues. You will develop new skills in advocacy, community work, event planing, budgeting and more. It is a great opportunity to make connections with future leaders in the information profession. We are actively seeking representation from all concentrations. There are varying levels of commitment - from Representatives who liaise between another group and MISC, to Chairs who run MISC events, to the Executive with the most responsibilities and leadership.

Nomination Period: March 13 - March 24
Voting Period: March 27 - March 31

Executive Positions Available: President, Secretary, Treasure, Webmaster
Committee Chair Positions Available: Social Committee Chairs (2), Professional Development Chair, Academic Affairs Officer
Other Positions Available: Tech Fund Rep (2), Graduate Student Union Reps (2), Life and Times Committee Rep, MRAC Rep, Alumni Association Rep, MISC/MUSSA Liaison

For further information and nomination forms, please visit:

If you have any questions about the elections procedure, please email MISC Secretary and CRO for the elections, Sari Gutman, at sari [dot] gutmanatmail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

#27-10 | Mentoring @ iSchool Program 2017-18

Did you participate in the 2016-17 student mentoring program? Would you like to get more involved this year and help welcome next year’s new iSchoolers? What we're looking for: two or three MI, CRO and MMST individuals interested in facilitating or co-facilitating the iSchool mentoring program for the 2017-2018 school year.

What's involved: recruiting mentors, promoting the program to incoming students, and matching mentors with mentees. Most of the time commitment is in mid-to late-summer and the early weeks of the Fall term.

How to apply: if you are interested in helping to lead this great student-run initiative, please submit a brief (200-300 words) statement of interest explaining why you're suited for the role to mentoring [dot] ischoolatgmail [dot] com by Friday April 14th.

For more information please email mentoring [dot] ischoolatgmail [dot] com

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