MISCellaneous - 19 September, 2016

1. MISC PD Event: iSchool Clubs and Associations Showcase
2. MISC September meeting - rescheduled
3. MISC Fall Elections
4. iSchool Student Conference
5. Join the iJournal editorial board!
6. ACM Brown Bag Lunch: Hackathons 101
7. ACM Game Design Talk w/John Remedios
8. Librarians Without Borders University of Toronto Chapter - Recruitment
9. Arduino Club at Studio307

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1. MISC PD Event: iSchool Clubs and Associations Showcase

Event date: Thursday September 22, 2016 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Location: Student Lounge, BL705

Come join us for the iSchool Clubs and Associations Showcase! Find us conveniently across the hall from the first iTea of the year. Discover the many initiatives your fellow students are engaged with which can help you develop career options, explore developing interests, become involved with the iSchool community, and find new friends and have fun! If you need further incentive there will be plenty of free food to supplement your Grad student diet.

Hope to see you there! Those with questions or ideas for new clubs should contact MISC Professional Development Committee Chair, Jake Miller, at jake.miller@mail.utoronto.ca

2. MISC September meeting - rescheduled

The September meeting of MISC has been rescheduled to Thursday September 22, 2016 from 6.15 - 7.30 PM. Come out if you are interested in observing how your student council operates! All MI students are invited to attend every MISC meeting.

3. MISC Fall Elections

GET INVOLVED WITH STUDENT COUNCIL!

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.

Nomination Period: September 12 – September 23
Voting Period: September 25 – October 1

First Year Positions Available:
Vice President, Tech Fund Rep, Professional Development Co-Chair, and Academic Affairs Officer
Other Positions Available:
Second Year Tech Fund Rep, 2 Graduate Student Union Reps, Life and Times Committee Rep, 10 Faculty Council Reps

For further information and nomination forms, please visit: http://uoft.me/votemisc
If you have any questions about the elections procedure, please email MISC Secretary and CRO for the elections, Sari Gutman, at sari.gutman@mail.utoronto.ca.

3. MISC September meeting - rescheduled

The September meeting of MISC has been rescheduled to Thursday September 22, 2016 from 6.15 - 7.30 PM. Come out if you are interested in observing how your student council operates. All MI students are invited to attend every MISC meeting.

4. iSchool Student Conference
Deadline: Friday September 30, 2016

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/Faculty-of-Information-Student-Conference-Unive...

The iSchool Student Conference committee is looking for 2 MI volunteers to assist with conference planning! As the project progresses your role as a conference co-chair will be more clearly defined! We hope that you will continue the role next year! If you are interested in helping with the conference or have any questions, please email ischoolstudentconference@gmail.com for more information! Please email no later than September 23rd!

5. Join the iJournal editorial board!

Deadline: Monday September 19, 2016 11:59PM

Announcement link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegOPFuNXnHx1Lp_axUCIXD7iSEi3SQ...

Website link: http://theijournal.ca/index.php/ijournal

Are you interested in editing, graphic design, or web design? The iJournal is a peer-reviewed academic journal run by graduate students at the iSchool. We are currently looking for new members for our 2016-2017 editorial board! If you are interested in joining us, we invite you to apply using our online form. Questions? Contact erica.friesen@mail.utoronto.ca. Applications are open until 11:59pm EST on September 19.

6. ACM Brown Bag Lunch: Hackathons 101

Requester: Danielle Klein (danielle.klein@mail.utoronto.ca)

Event date: Tuesday September 20, 2016 12:10 PM-1:00 PM

Location: Semaphore Studio307, BL307

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-bag-lunch-hackathons-101-tickets-2739...

Website link: https://twitter.com/UofTACM

Join us for our first ACM Brown Bag Lunch of the year! Our Brown Bag series are short conversations held over lunch hour between classes at the iSchool. Bring your lunch and come out to talk with Alex Chen from PoliHack about getting started with hackathons and what skills iSchool students can bring to their teams. Light refreshments will be provided.

7. ACM Game Design Talk w/John Remedios

Event date: Thursday September 22, 2016 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: Semaphore Studio307, BL307

Announcement link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/game-design-talk-w-jon-remedios-tickets-2735...

Website link: https://twitter.com/UofTACM

Join us for a talk with Jon Remedios, Designer-in-Residence at the Semaphore Lab at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. Jon will be discussing game design, both in a broad and narrow sense, as well as his experience in the field. This will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have for someone in the industry, as well as an opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with your peers who are also interested in game design.

8. Librarians Without Borders University of Toronto Chapter - Recruitment

Deadline: Friday September 30, 2016

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/LibrariansWithoutBordersUofT/?fref=ts

The University of Toronto Student Chapter of Librarians Without Borders is looking to fill the following executive positions: First Year Co-Chair, Activities Officer, and Communications Officer. Students from all concentrations are encouraged to join. We are going to be initiating some exciting new projects and events this year that will not only be fun and exciting, but will provide members with great experience.

Applications for these positions should be emailed to librarianswb.uoft@gmail.com by September 30th. Applications should include a brief introduction about themselves and why they would like to contribute to LWB.

9. Arduino Club at Studio307

Event date: Thursday (weekly) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: Semaphore Studio307, BL307

Website link: http://studio307.github.io/

Arduino Club is an open, drop-in session focused on learning to program Arduinos. Each week, we'll try a different project from the Arduino Projects Book, but feel free to bring your own projects as well. In other words, bring your current projects or drop in and try for the first time. Everyone interested is welcome. You do not need your own Arduino, there are extras in the space. But, please bring a laptop or borrow a newer Mac or Dell laptop from the Inforum (which have the Arduino software installed).

For more information, please email semaphorestudio307@gmail.com.

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Chelsea Misquith
President, 2016-2017
Master of Information Student Council

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