Peace, Order and Good Student Government

It ‘s the time of year when we SIS students get to flex our democratic muscles and select the group of our comrades we wish to have represent us next year as our student government.  Of course, voting only works if there’s someone to vote for, so that’s where you lovely folks come in.  You’ve all got opinions and ideas about what SIS should be like – I’ve heard many of them spouted over pints at Thompson House – so it’s time to step up to the plate and make a play to put those ideas into action.  We’re not talking revolutionary healthcare reform: maybe you think there should have been guacamole and tortillas instead of cheese cubes at the Christmas party,  or maybe you’d like to see a school funded trip to Toronto next year.  Whatever your ideas, MLISSA is your opportunity to give SIS the student life you’d like to see. An added bonus is that MLISSA is a great way to get to know some of the new first years, both through all of the welcome week activities and by interacting with the first year reps on next year’s council.

I’ve found being on MLISSA to have been an incredibly rewarding experience: it looks nifty on a resume, true, but more than that, I have gotten to see an idea that I came up with – getting a school blog going – take shape and start to make a difference at SIS.  I’ve enjoyed my time as a MLISSA committee member immensely, and I encourage you all to submit nominations and oust me from my place!

You can check out the formal description of the MLISSA positions here,  but you should all feel free to get in touch with the incumbents as well in order to get a sense of what we really do – we’ll be more than happy to give you the inside scoop!

So what are you waiting for? Nominate today!

2011 SIS-EBSI Career Fair

As you may know, the 2011 SIS-EBSI Career Fair is taking place next week! For the second year, students from Université de Montréal’s École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) and McGill University’s School of Information Studies (SIS) will be holding a joint Career Fair.

This will be an exciting opportunity for employers to meet enthusiastic and talented students from the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) programs. The 2011 EBSI-SIS Career Fair will be a major networking event during which future graduates and potential employers will have a chance to discuss employment possibilities.

If you want to take part in this great event, prepared by students from SIS and Université de Montréal’s École de bibliothéconomie et sciences de l’information, YOU MUST complete the form on our website (—students.html) before March 11. Students who have not signed up on time won’t be allowed to attend. If you’d like to find out what this Fair is all about, visit Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: This Fair was planned for you, so please try to make the most of this opportunity!

The Organizing Committee is also looking for volunteers to help out the day before and during the Fair. It is a fantastic occasion to meet employers and fellow students! Your commitment would be limited to a 1:30-2:00 period, so you still can enjoy your career day. Please contact us with your availability (on the 16th at night, the morning of the 17th or during the afternoon on the 17th) and if you are bilingual (English/French).

See you at the Fair!

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