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April 10, 2007

For those who are graduating, I stumbled across a new CCT M.A program at Georgetown that looks quite promising. A lot of the courses look quite similar to the undergrad ones taught at Sheridan (including this one). If anyone is interested click here, though I do warn, it is a private school... and they don't list admissions requirements (subtext: the old skull and bones handshake might help).




April 9, 2007

Summer Generator Awards

Do you have a new media project you want to produce this summer... with funding?

The award:
  • A grant of $500~$2000 per project
  • Access to equipment and support
  • And much more

Details on the award and application form:
www.mediagenerator.ca

Deadline: April 30th, 2007 by 5pm



April 4, 2007

YOU are invited to help plan the future of undergrad curriculum at UTM.
This term an experimental class CCT 490 has been a participatory design lab for the development of an Information Preparedness curriculum. Come hear what we’ve come up with. Come voice your options. Visit the symposium website at: ISuoftReady.com

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
This project is a collaboration of the Faculty of Information Studies, the Institute of Culture and Communication, UTM and the UTM Library to determine the content and configuration of information preparedness for a new curriculum in the Communication, Culture and Information Technology program. The Information Preparedness class is a participatory design laboratory where students, faculty, and university staff have collaborated towards the development of an Information Preparedness curriculum. To provide future students with the research tools and critical thinking tools required for active citizenship in an information based society, students were asked to design a curriculum stream including a set of values, a course description for a 100/101 course, and six course descriptions in communication technology.

Please join us as we present and discuss these proposed curricula.

PROGRAM
11:00 Welcome and Keynotes
12:00 Poster display and lunch mixer
1:00 Student Presentations
2:00 Panel Discussion on the future of IP curriculum
3:00 Closing comments

Symposium is April 4, 2007



Join us to celebrate the end of another great year at the

CCIT Gala '07


on Thursday April 12th, 2007
at Roma's Place Banquet Hall
6:00 pm - 1:00 am (dinner at 7 pm)
Members: $30 Non-Members: $35


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Concept Map Assignment


Note that the deadline has been extended to Friday March 9 for submission to the Elara server.


The Japan Exchange Program


A Great Opportunity to Study in Japan
CCIT is pleased to invite students to apply for the Japan Exchange Program. The exchange program will be between Sheridan/UTM and Osaka Electro-Communication University. Tentative dates are to receive the students from Japan during the 2 weeks from March 5th - 16th/07. Participating UTM/Sheridan students will go to Japan from May 7th - 18th/07.

CCIT students are eligible to receive course credit for participating in the Japan Exchange Program.

More information on the exchange program will be available at the Information Session on Jan. 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sheridan, Trafalgar Rd. Campus in the SCAET building S302.

Contact: Gail Benick, CCIT Coordinator


CCIT Used Winter Clothing Drive


CCIT Used Winter Clothing Drive
Saturday January 20th, 2007
12pm-2pm
CCIT Club Office (CC2170)

UTM Alumni Association (UTMAA) CCIT Chapter and the CCIT Club are partnering to collect any used winter clothes or small change that you would like to part ways with. Although this winter is not as cold as years before, people living on the streets will be unable to survive without proper winter gear.

The CCIT Alumni Association and the CCIT Club are asking you to bring in any winter clothes to the CCIT Club Office on Saturday January 20 2007 between 12pm and 2pm. We will also gladly accept any monetary donations which will be used to purchase used clothing at a thrift store. All donations will go to a local homeless shelter.

There will be graduated well as current CCIT students on site. It will be a great opportunity for CCIT students to network with CCIT Alumni as well as for CCIT Alumni to see new campus developments and catch up on CCIT with assistance of CCIT students.




GRADUATE INFO SESSION

FRIDAY MARCH 23/2007

THier will be a graduate studies talk being held in CCT 3000 at 1 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to find out what your options are for graduate and/or post-grad studies at both College and University!

This talk is being held in combination with the CCIT Career Centre, and there will be Faculty from FIS, to help answer any question you might have!



Future of undergrad curriculum at UTM Information Session


YOU are invited to help plan the future of undergrad curriculum at UTM.
This term an experimental class CCT 490 has been a participatory design lab for the development of an Information Preparedness curriculum. Come hear what we’ve come up with. Come voice your options. Visit the symposium website at: ISuoftReady.com

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

This project is a collaboration of the Faculty of Information Studies, the Institute of Culture and Communication, UTM and the UTM Library to determine the content and configuration of information preparedness for a new curriculum in the Communication, Culture and Information Technology program. The Information Preparedness class is a participatory design laboratory where students, faculty, and university staff have collaborated towards the development of an Information Preparedness curriculum. To provide future students with the research tools and critical thinking tools required for active citizenship in an information based society, students were asked to design a curriculum stream including a set of values, a course description for a 100/101 course, and six course descriptions in communication technology.

Please join us as we present and discuss these proposed curricula.

PROGRAM

11:00 Welcome and Keynotes

12:00 Poster display and lunch mixer

1:00 Student Presentations

2:00 Panel Discussion on the future of IP curriculum

3:00 Closing comments



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

John Budd, Professor

University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
Brian Cantwell Smith, Professor and Dean

University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies

PANELISTS

Sheril Hook; UTM Library

Anthony Wensley; Communication, Culture, and Information Technology Program

Louis Kaplan; Institute of Communication and Culture

MODERATOR

David J. Phillips; Faculty of Information Studies