Welcome to the University of Ottawa's School of Information Studies (ÉSIS)!
I believe the study of information has never been more critical. Our experiences during three years of a pandemic have shown everyone the importance of curating and preserving trust-worthy sources of information about, for example, public health trends and the effectiveness of vaccines and other interventions.
In just the first few months of 2023 we have also seen how dramatic advances in Artificial Intelligence have transformed how we deal with information and are changing the way we live, work, and interact. While these advancements bring immense potential for good, they also raise ethical concerns because of the threat that they pose to spreading disinformation and the erosion of trust in democratic institutions.
At our school, we recognize the need for a comprehensive understanding of the social and technological aspects of information such as the principles of digital record keeping, organizational semiotics, and the transformative power of data analysis in digital humanities. We aim to teach our students a broad variety of skills and knowledge including an understanding of the intricate relationships between libraries and their communities, the nuances of cultural memory and representation as well as many aspects of scholarly communications such as bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Open Access.
Joining ÉSIS means immersing yourself in a rich, vibrant and diverse bilingual academic community. Together, we help you develop the skills to fulfill your career ambitions as a public or academic librarian, manager of digital information services, archivist, information architect or knowledge manager.
Would you like to find out more? Book a virtual appointment with the Director of the program!
School of Information Studies
Monday to Friday
From 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 4 p.m.)