Welcome to the iguana!

By the iguana team

It’s the time of year when welcomes seem to be everywhere: Welcome (back) to the iSchool, to U of T and to Toronto! We’d like to add one more welcome to the mix and introduce the iguana, a blog affiliated with the Faculty of Information’s graduate journal.

If you are new to the iSchool, you will soon discover that there are a million and one things going on in our faculty. Even in such an interdisciplinary community – and all in one building! – with seven different concentrations, nine collaborative programs, and a multitude of aims, interests and ambitions, it can be a Herculean task to keep track of what goes on outside of our own courses and groups.

The aim of the iguana is to try and bring together all of these many perspectives, and to highlight and make accessible all of the many things we do at the iSchool. We invite you – iSchool students, faculty, alumni, and information professionals alike – to submit blog posts and engage in the discussion.

Each month, we will suggest a prompt to get the discussion going, but your options don’t stop there. If you crafted something for a course that isn’t quite right for an academic journal – if you published something in an academic journal and want to share a “tl;dr” summary with a wider audience – if you saw something on the news that is ripe for discussion – the iguana is the place for you.

Once the fall term is underway we will be hiring a team of editors to help keep the iguana running. Keep an eye out for more information. Until then, please submit!


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