Lauren Ash (Master's Recruitment and Admissions Representative)
Lauren is a second year Critical Information Policy Studies and Culture & Technology MI candidate who holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto in Human Geography and Cinema Studies. She is a queer community organizer and social justice advocate and is passionate about the intersections of identity, place and space along with how public policy, urban planning and new media (podcasting, interactive documentary, film and festival screenings) fosters local culture and citizenship. Her current research interests involve surveillance of minority communities.
Aside from her scholarly endeavours, Lauren is a proud dog mom, satirical comedy enthusiast and may or may not be obsessed with the Broadway musical soundtrack, Hamilton.
This representative attends and contributes to all MISC meetings and is allotted one vote. The Admissions Committee for the Faculty of Information reviews applicants’ grades, references, and the strength and quality of personal statements and CVs. The MISC’s representative sits on this committee to voice opinions and assist the committee on behalf of the MI student body.
This representative will also fill one of the faculty council positions.