Thursday, May 14, 2009

Convergence of Knowledge and Culture Series: Educating for Convergence: A New Model

Friday, May 15, 2009
Educating for Convergence: A New Model
Seamus Ross, Dean, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
Refreshments at 3:00 p.m.

Professor Ross will discuss the interplay of education and research in the discipline of information. He will examine how the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information is helping to shape future professional convergence. He is ideally suited to address this type of interdisciplinary development due to his pioneering leadership of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow.

Professor Ross was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and began his term in January, 2009. Ross’s research interests include the preservation of cultural heritage and scientific digital objects, humanities informatics and the application of information technology to libraries, museums and archives. In his role in the Faculty of Information, Ross welcomes the opportunity to “contribute to research and teaching in a highly relevant field given society’s reliance on information consumption, a young faculty offering fresh ideas and insights and grad students eager to contribute to society.”