Fund Yo’self! Looking and Applying for Scholarships

By Defne Inceoglu Going to grad school can be expensive. Tuition, cost of living, textbooks, $5 campus coffees, and those $10 wraps in the Robarts cafeteria that you desperately tell yourself you don’t need but end up buying anyways because there’s literally nowhere else to eat. (Comment here or send us a email if youContinue reading “Fund Yo’self! Looking and Applying for Scholarships”

MI|MMST Thesis Option: Everything You Need To Know!

By Defne Inceoglu So, you’re thinking of taking on the thesis option. Hello, you brave person. If you are new or incoming to the Faculty of Information’s (FIS) MI and MMSt programs, you may know that these are ‘professional degrees’, meaning, yes you do grad school, but no, you don’t need to write a thesis.Continue reading “MI|MMST Thesis Option: Everything You Need To Know!”

Introduction to Programs Week: User Experience Design (UXD)

By Alexandra Scandolo (2018-2020 UXD Student) “I’m not really even sure what I signed up to learn after today,” I joked with my roommate one evening after my first UX lecture. I spent time researching User Experience before, during, and after applying to the program—reading endless Medium articles, discovering the “design side” of Twitter, andContinue reading “Introduction to Programs Week: User Experience Design (UXD)”

Introduction to Programs Week: Archives and Records Management (ARM)

By Heather Walker (2nd year ARM Student 2019-2021) In looking back at my first year as a graduate student at the iSchool, I can scarcely believe how much I have developed my academic and personal interests within such a short space of time. I was accepted into the Master of Information program in Fall 2019,Continue reading “Introduction to Programs Week: Archives and Records Management (ARM)”

Introduction to Programs Week: Human Centered Data Science (HCDS)

By Faria Khandaker (Second year ISD and HCDS student) My experience in the courses that fall under the Human Centered Data Science concentration have been absolutely mind blowing and I mean that figuratively and literally. My background is in Anthropology and Human Biology and although I had taken a few calculus courses and coding coursesContinue reading “Introduction to Programs Week: Human Centered Data Science (HCDS)”

Introduction to Programs Week: Library and Information Sciences (LIS)

“One of the most exciting things you will learn about Library and Information Sciences (LIS) at the Faculty of Information is that it attracts students with all kinds of backgrounds.” Click the image above to read more.

Introduction to Programs Week: Information Systems and Design (ISD)

By Faria Khandaker (Second year ISD and HCDS student 2019-2021) Information Systems and Design is a unique concentration. It is not very technical (only the database course involves coding) but the courses give you the knowledge to be able to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.  You learn about the latest information system managementContinue reading “Introduction to Programs Week: Information Systems and Design (ISD)”

Introduction to Programs Week: Museum Studies (MMSt)

by Defne Inceoglu (2nd year MMSt student, 2018-2020) When I started the Museum Studies program in September 2018, I was practically vibrating with excitement. Jumping for joy! And wow, what a journey it has been. The one thing I learned right away was: immerse yourself in EVERYTHING. To get the most out of your experienceContinue reading “Introduction to Programs Week: Museum Studies (MMSt)”