Wednesday, 19 November 2014

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: JENNIFER MAXWELL

Hello everyone! I hope that all is well with you this cold and windy Wednesday? For this upcoming week, I have decided to focus on events happening within the iSchool. All of the events listed here sound phenomenal and are sure to please. So keep warm, grab some coffee or tea, and enjoy your week. :-)

I. iSCHOOL COLLOQUIUM
Date: Thursday, November 20th
When: 12 - 1 pm
Where: Room 728, Bissell Building, 140 St.George St.
What: Please join fellow students for the second iSchool Colloquium of the year, entitled, Science in the Age of Social Media: How Radical Openness is Changing Climate Science, with guest lecturer Steve Easterbrook (Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto). Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge. Click here for more info.

II. REFLECTIONS ON CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN INTERPRETIVE PLANNING
Date: Thursday, November 20th
When: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Room 728, Bissell Building, 140 St.George St.
What: Everyone is invited to attend a panel of museum professionals and global leaders in interpretive planning who will present different contemporary approaches to interpretive planning in Canada. Speakers discuss case studies from three leading Canadian cultural institutions, and share best practices, successes and challenges developing interpretive strategies for exhibitions and museums. Click here for a complete list of speakers. Note: Space is limited so make sure to arrive early!

iSchool banner picture
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III. HERITAGE MINUTE MOVIE NIGHT
Date: Monday, November 24th
When: 7 - 11 pm
Where: Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St.
What: Heritage Minutes are part of our shared heritage, and now there's an entire evening devoted to them! Come out to Heritage Minute Movie Night and watch all your favourites in one gloriously geeky Canadian history evening. See the event page for ticket info (link).

Heritage Minutes Movie Night logo
What is your favourite Minute? Source.

IV. TECH FUND SPEED DATING
Date: Tuesday, November 25th
When: 12 - 2 pm
Where: Inforum, Bissell Building, 140 St.George St.
What: Want to know more about awesome technology you can borrow? The Tech Fund is organizing a technology showcase at the Inforum. Come learn about all the awesome technology you can borrow, "speed-dating" style! They will have information about extended holiday loans, delicious treats and free USB keys to pick up!

The Tech Fund promo poster
Try it Tuesday and meet your match! Source.

V. MIX WITH MUSEUM MASTERS
Date: Wednesday, November 26th
When: 6 - 9 pm
Where: Elephant and Castle Reception, 212 King St. West (Enter through Simcoe Street Entrance)
What: The Faculty of Information invites you to join in for an evening of connecting with Museum Studies alumni, 2nd year MMSt students, and colleagues. Enjoy an evening of networking, taking the opportunity to reconnect with peers, and new friends. Mixer followed by optional tour of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Follow the link to register - spaces are limited! Note: Free hors d'oeuvres + 1 beverage (cash bar thereafter).

I leave you now with one of my favourite Heritage Minutes, The Bluenose. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the Tech Fund's event, Jennifer! We look forward to seeing many students and Musings readers there exploring all of the technology resources available to them in the Inforum.

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