Bibliometrics in Film Theory: Practical and Philosophical Challenges

  Patrick Brian Smith and Jesse David Dinneen are PhD students from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and McGill University’s School of Information Studies, respectively. Patrick and Jesse have been collaborating on a project to explore the practical and philosophical challenges of bibliometrics in film theory. Their different perspectives offer a rare insight into the multidisciplinary nature of … Read More

Olivier Jarda Talks About the Environmental Law and What We Can Do to Democratize Information

Olivier Jarda is a third-year BCL/LLB student at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and an activist passionate about the environment. Olivier shared his experience in Environmental Law with Alex, Kristen (our new team member), and Anastasia over a brunch last November. The refreshing conversation inspired all of us to re-evaluate our relationship with our habitat and encouraged us to successfully … Read More

Nancy Naluz: Community-Based Digital Literacy with Ladies Learning Code

Nancy Naluz is a musician-turned-web-developer and a Community Manager for the non-profit organization Ladies Learning Code. She shared her inspiring journey into the fascinating and somewhat addictive world of computer programmers and hackers over a lunch with us this September. What a wonderful experience that was for the three women on our team to share our stories in a warm … Read More

AJ West to give a Lightning Talk about Wearable Computing!

AJ West, tech advocate, Master’s student at the School of Information Studies and Google Glass Explorer, will be talking about wearable computing during his Lightning Talk at this year’s Web 2.U. For more information about AJ, check out the Speakers page!

Laurie Devine: Flipping Through the News

Laurie Devine has worked at McGill University for over ten years in various roles for Communications & External Relations. She develops and stewards the main social media accounts for the university. Working in the Media Relations Office, she also researches and prepares press reviews relevant to the community. Laurie’s constantly on the lookout for new tools to present information easily … Read More

Connie Crosby is our opening keynote speaker!

We are excited to announce our latest confirmation for Web 2.U 2014 – Connie Crosby will be our opening keynote speaker! She will be presenting an intriguingly-titled talk: “Building a Career in the Brave New World of Work“. A law librarian in a former life, Connie is principal of Crosby Group Consulting and is a Toronto-based consultant who specializes in … Read More

Michael Groenendyk to speak at Web 2.U 2014

Exciting news – Michael Groenendyk will be one of Web 2.U’s featured speakers! The newly hired business librarian for the Concordia University Libraries, Michael has a background in both business intelligence and computer science. From 2011-2013 he led a project, in part funded by a Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ grant, to implement a 3D printing service at the Dalhousie … Read More

Guillermo Galdamez: Revamping A Wiki Taxonomy

Originally from El Salvador, Guillermo is a first-year student in in the MLIS program (Knowledge Management) at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering in Mexico, and then returned to El Salvador to work in the implementation of IT projects for SABMIller. He is the current Knowledge Continuity Officer for the MLIS … Read More