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

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

David Weigl: Relevance in Music Search

David Weigl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters by Research in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a PhD candidate at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies, and a student member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). In his research, David combines his academic interests in information retrieval, … Read More

Web 2.U needs you!

Hi MLIS-ters! Web 2.U is our very own student-run conference that explores the intersection of technology, social media and information. Each year, we feature talks by information professionals who are pushing the edge of possibility. This year’s conference will happen on February 7, 2014 and I am looking for one or two MLIS I students to become the conference’s assistant … Read More

Web 2.U 2013 Student Speakers

Web 2.U 2013 featured the following student speakers from McGill University‘s School of Information Studies: Emily Crist, “Who I Actually Am”: User Created Personas and Social Networking”. Jesse David Dinneen, “The unclear state of the semantic search”. Robert Douglas Ferguson, “From Expectation to Reality: An Exploration of Patients’ Perspectives on Reciprocity and Fair Use of Data within PatientsLikeMe.com”. Alex Lent, … Read More