Integration Plans Halted

The proposed integration of the iSchool, the School of Journalism and the Bachelor of Media Studies program, under consideration for the past year, has been halted.  While the prospect of becoming part of a new School for Media and Information was greeted enthusiastically by faculty and many stakeholders within the iSchool, in the final rounds of discussion it became apparent that the proposal did not have sufficient support overall, and, therefore, Acting Dean of Arts Kathryn Harrison decided not to take this forward at this time.

Therefore, the integration will not take place this summer, and SLAIS, the iSchool, will continue as a stand-alone unit within the Faculty of Arts for the 2017-18 academic year.  We want to thank all those who participated in the consultation process, as the many discussions and the input we received were very valuable, and will serve the School as we move forward with strategic planning for the future.