News from the School of Information Studies, McGill University


Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor, has been named a McGill University William Dawson Scholar. The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre who is poised to become a leader in his or her field. The award is held for five years and is renewable. Professor Guastavino’ research areas are human information interaction, audio information processing and digital music libraries.


Dr. Karyn Moffatt,  Assistant Professor at the School since September 2011, has received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 5-year Discovery Grant for the project “Socially-Informed Accessible Technology: Improving Access to Technology, Information, and People” which will research accessible technology for users with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. The goal is to develop new generation assistive devices and accessible technologies that are sensitive to the social environments within which they will be used, and that seek to leverage those relationships to improve assistance and support. In addition she has received a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) 2-year New Researchers Start Up Program grant for the project “Advancing Accessible Computing by Considering Real World Use”. This research will advance accessible computing for older adults through the study of real world computer use.


Dr. Moffatt was also invited to join distinguished international guests at the 2012 Google Faculty Summit: New Interactions in the Digital World July 25-27, 2012 in Mountain View, California.


SIS is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Digital Preservation Management Workshop: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems taking place at McGill University September 26th - 28th, 2012, with the following instructors : Dr. Nancy McGovern,  Kari Smith and Dr. Carolyn Hank (SIS, McGill University)

To register and view more details, please visit:




Susann Allnutt, PhD

Administrative Assistant

School of Information Studies

McGill University

3661 Peel St.

Montreal, QC   H3A 1X1

Tel.:  514-398-6387

FAX: 514-398-7193

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