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AmountCost BreakdownProject NameProject DescriptionNameEmailTitleOrganizationiSchool Affiliation
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13/09/2015 13:43:29Yes1200
$900 - Lunch and coffee/tea - $12/person @ 38 people – students, teachers, AIS executive members/organizers
$100 – Thank you gifts for the teachers - $25/person
$150 – Materials for the workshop
$50 – Travel reimbursement for the teachers and organizers
0$ - Fee for instructors - they are doing the workshop for free!

Total - $1200
User Experience: From Vision to Validation
The aim of this weekend workshop (Oct 3rd and 4th) is to grant participants insight into the UX industry from the perspectives of three RBC UX professionals with a combined 40+ years of academic and industry experience. Participants will be introduced to UX Strategy, Design, and Usability Evaluation and work through a multi-session research and design problem that will allow participants to see the interactions between the different areas and put key principles and skills into practice. In addition, an RBC HR representative will be on-hand during one of the sessions to talk about potential career opportunities.
Kristina Mitova
kristina.mitova@gmail.com
AIS PresidentAIS at UofT
Masters of Information (MI) Student
3
22/09/2015 22:19:58Yes750
Due to changes please review this new request for the UX workshop event on Oct 3-4th:

$150 - Coffee/tea + Timbits for 38 people – students, teachers, AIS executive
$100 – Thank you gifts for the teachers - $25/person
$450 – Materials for the workshop – a fully hands-on workshop so we need 6 large sticky sheet packages ($45 per package) plus other general materials
$50 – Travel reimbursement for the teachers and organizers

Total= $750


UX Workshop
A two-day workshop on Vision, Strategy and Analysis as part of the UX design field led by 3 RBC designers. There will be an HR person to discuss job opportunities with iSchool students. The event is already fully booked (30 students + 5 on the wait list) so interest in the workshop is evident. The event will run 10am-1pm on both days.

Your support will be very much appreciated by us (AIS) and all students.
Kristina Mitova
kristina.mitova@mail.utoronto.ca
General Co-chairAIS
Masters of Information (MI) Student
4
04/01/2016 16:55:04Yes120
$40.00 per event (3 events) for coffee and cookies.
AIS Brown Bag Lunch Sessions
The iSchool's chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) will be holding monthly brown bag lunch sessions for students in January, February, and March where students will facilitate hands-on skill-building workshops. These will cover the following topics: introduction to Sketch and InVision (web-based prototyping/design softwares), introduction to Axure (web-based prototyping software), and design patterns using Javascript. We would like to offer coffee and light snacks at these events in order to entice students to come out to workshops during their lunch hour (when they might need a caffeine fix before their next class!).
Danielle Klein
danielle.klein@mail.utoronto.ca
Executive
Association for Information Systems U of T
Masters of Information (MI) Student
5
11/01/2016 11:38:36Yes2500
CampTech Workshop 6-hours: $2,500
Catering: $500
Alumni Gifts: $120


Build Your Own Portfolio
Build Your Own Portfolio would be a two-day, three-part career development workshop targeted at Faculty of Information graduate students. In part one, alumni volunteers will share their professional online portfolios, and speak about how they have used these portfolios to advance their careers. During part two, professional facilitators will guide students through the process of assembling their own portfolios, teaching students how to select projects that best showcase their work and skills. In part three, students will design and create a digital portfolio, allowing them to be shared seamlessly with future employers.

The central objective of this workshop is to teach students how to effectively arrange their information design projects from coursework and internships into an appealing portfolio.Working with Wordpress and HTML, participants will design a simple website to host their portfolio, building valuable web-design skills that are in high demand by employers. Students will also learn techniques for sharing their portfolios at networking and career events to demonstrate their skills to future employers. Finally, the workshop will offer students the opportunity to network, as they work closely with alumni and professionals throughout the event.

This workshop is particularly useful this term especially since there are very little iSkill workshops that pertain to ISD/KMD/KMIM students. We think that this workshop is very helpful to the students outside of these concentrations as having an online portfolio gives advantage to any person with detailed projects that they would like to present to their future employers.
Paola Santiago
paola.santiago@mail.utoronto.ca
Project ManagerUofT AIS
Masters of Information (MI) Student
6
02/02/2016 21:59:05Yes398
Guest speaker honorarium: $100 each x3 = $300
Beverages/light snacks: $65
Volunteer transit: 5 x $6.50 = $32.50

Total: $397.50
AIS Open Source Workshop
AIS is hosting a free Open Source Workshop to iSchool (and UofT) students later this semester in March. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for the iSchool student community to learn about open source/ free software projects, the range of ways you can get involved and contribute, and how licenses are used to protect open and free culture works. We are planning on having 2 to 3 guest speakers come in to discuss and give a presentation/ demonstration about their current open source projects. The aim is to get students direct insight and access to someone knowledgeable and involved within the open source community. We believe that introducing iSchool students to the open source world could be potentially beneficial for their future professional, academic and personal endeavours.

Cost Rationale:
•As an expression of our appreciation for their time, AIS would like to provide each guest speaker with a $100 honorarium as a contribution towards their project. We have already spoken with Kathy Shyjak about this possibility and it should not be a problem if the money comes from the Tech Fund.
•Due to the 3-hour length and time (5pm-8pm) of the event AIS would like to provide light snack and beverages (such as water, tea, coffee) to workshop participants.
•We would also like to cover our volunteers’ transit expenses as a small way of expressing our thanks and appreciation. It may also encourage more volunteer participation at future AIS events.
Jessica Mallender
jessica.mallender@mail.utoronto.ca
AIS Executive
UofT Association for Information Systems
Masters of Information (MI) Student
7
20/05/2016 10:49:34Yes75
$40.00 - printing (printing 2 large-format floor plans to work on collectively as a group)
$30.00 - meeting refreshments
$5.00 - consumables for meeting (markers, post-its)
iSchool Community Design Session for Semaphore Studio 307
An open group of students are working to transform Rm 307 into a studio workspace and more accessible extension of Semaphore. This funding request is for a preliminary design session on Monday May 30th where we'll look at submitted ideas for the space and work together to fit these into a plan for the space.

For more information: http://studio307.github.io
Jess Whyte
jessica.whyte@mail.utoronto.ca
Student, MI
UofT Information School
Masters of Information (MI) Student
8
04/08/2016 13:26:19Yes150
$50 per event (x3 events) for snacks & coffee
U of T ACM Brown Bag Lunches
We are holding three brown bag lunches in the fall, tentatively on the following topics:
1) Hackathons 101 (September 21)
2) Basics of Data Analytics (October 19)
3) Intro to Sketch (December 16)

These are informal workshops held over lunch hour between morning and afternoon classes, to bring students together to get introduced to a new skill and share ideas and experiences. To incentivize students to come, we like to provide coffee and light snacks at these events.

(There is obviously a conflict of interest here due to my position on Tech Fund so I will not be voting on this request.)
Danielle Klein
danielle.klein@mail.utoronto.ca
ChairACM
Masters of Information (MI) Student
9
08/08/2016 17:28:32Yes175
$80 for pizza
$60 for snacks / pop
$25 for Starbucks gift card for speaker
$10 float (tip, etc.)
Game Design Night
The iSchool chapter of ACM would like to host a Game Design Night, bringing in Jon Remedios, Semaphore Lab's Games-Designer-In-Residence for a talk about game design and the industry. The talk will be geared towards those looking to participate in the field in some capacity, and will have takeaways that students can integrate into their understanding of game design.
Chris Hugelmann
chris.hugelmann@mail.utoronto.ca
Communications LeadACM @ iSchool
Masters of Information (MI) Student
10
09/09/2016 02:44:25Yes1366
Apple Pencil: $129
Wacom Intuos tablet (I would suggest the medium Intuos Pro): $499 @ Best Buy - http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/wacom-wacom-intuos-pro-graphic-tablet-pen-medium-pth651/10270039.aspx
Oculus VR: $599 from Oculus.com - https://shop.oculus.com/en-us/cart/
Samsung Gear VR: $139 @ Best Buy - http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-gear-vr-sm-r322-sm-r322/10399763.aspx
Technology Loans
I would like to suggest additional items to be made available for technology loans at the iSchool, namely: the Apple Pencil (http://www.apple.com/ca/apple-pencil/), Wacom Intuos tablet (https://www.wacom.com/en-kr/products/pen-tablets/intuos , http://www.wacom.com/en-us/products/pen-tablets/intuos-pro-medium), the Oculus VR (https://www.oculus.com/), the Samsung Gear VR (http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/mobile-devices/wearables/gear/SM-R321NZWAXAC). The Apple Pencil would supplement the iPads that are already available for technology loans. Additionally, the Apple Pencil and the Wacom Intuos tablet would both serve as tools for iSchool students, in particular those interested in drawing and illustration for their projects. The Oculus VR and Samsung Gear VR would allow for the development of projects involving 3D virtual reality environments, such as video games.
Jaisie Sinjs.sin@mail.utoronto.ca
Masters of Information (MI) Student
11
21/10/2016 00:24:20Yes71
Item(s) Cost
Box of treat size candy 9.99
2 bags chips 7.70
Metro fruit carousel 12.99
Metro veggie carousel 11.99
2 bottles of pop 2.98
2 bottle of juice 6.98
Dixie cups 4.49
Plates 5.49

Total 62.61
With taxes: 70.75
(All prices are based upon full price at Metro)
Intro to Hadoop
ACM has been fortunate enough to invite big data expert, Alexander Rohvarger, Technology Architect at TELUS, to come and give an introduction to Hadoop. The talk will be held on October 27th from 4-6pm.

We request funding to provide a few refreshments for attendees.
Jake Miller
jake.miller@mail.utoronto.ca
Event LeadUofT ACM
Masters of Information (MI) Student
12
21/11/2016 08:52:18Yes200
Budget will primarily be towards providing refreshments and pizza for attendees
We hope to attract 10-15 participants
Hour of Code 2016
Hour of Code 2016 will be hosted in the library at U of T's Faculty of Information. Students can take a break from cramming for exams and final assignments to meet up, eat, socialize, and code for an hour. Students can choose between completing an beginner tutorial using Codecademy's Hour of Code resources, or working on self-guided tutorial for adapting Google Maps API. Participants will have an option to send a description of their progress, or an example of a completed or work-in-progress script/product, which will be shared on our website and social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook).

Date: TBA, but an evening during the week of Dec 5-11
Shenoah Plewes
shenoah.plewes@mail.utoronto.ca
Events LeadACM at u of T
Masters of Information (MI) Student
13
23/11/2016 12:39:41Yes180
$140.00 Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
$40.00 Kindle Paperwhite case
Both purchased from Amazon.
Faculty of Information Alumni Association Event
In January FIAA will be hosting an event for MMSt alumni, current students, internship and exhibition hosts, and museum professionals. During this event we are hoping to hold a raffle for participants. These items would be part of this raffle.
Katherine Seally
kate.seally@mail.utoronto.ca
2nd Year Representative
MUSSA
Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) Student
14
20/12/2016 09:54:30Yes200
Four Brown Bag Lunch events at $50.00/event — money will be spent on food and coffee.
Winter 2017 Brown Bag Lunches
ACM's Brown Bag Lunches series will host four events in the upcoming term:
Jan 17: Workshop—The Google Maps API
Jan 31: Workshop—The Twitter API in Python
Feb 14: Data Analytics with a Shopify data analyst
Mar 14: Client Relationships in UX

These are 1 hour long sessions from 12-1 on Tuesdays wherein students learn new skills and concepts from industry professionals and fellow students.
Danielle
danielle.klein@mail.utoronto.ca
ChairACM
Masters of Information (MI) Student
15
19/01/2017 14:52:04Yes300
$20 hours x $15/hour = $300 for the Session Lead/Instructor
Python Sessions
Session Lead/Instructor: Swapnil Joshi, 2nd year MI student
Location: Studio307, BL 307
Hours: 2 hours a week for 10 weeks (Days TBD, most likely alternating between Tuesdays and Thursdays each week)

Description: Participants can bring in their Python projects (in varying states of completion) and work on them with instruction and guidance from the Session Lead. These sessions will provide a hands-on way for participants to learn how to code in Python, and apply that to personal projects, regardless of prior coding experience. These facilitated sessions will also enable students to collaboratively learn from and engage with each other and their projects. Sessions will be open to all iSchool students, regardless of program or concentration affiliation.
Chelsea Misquith
semaphorestudio307@gmail.com
Masters of Information (MI) Student
16
30/01/2017 23:19:26Yes300
$300 -- money will be spent on pizza, snacks, and drinks
iSchool Game Night
The inaugural iSchool Game Night will be held on an evening (after 4pm) some time in the dates of February 13, 2017, and March 10, 2017 (exact date pending further research), in the Student Lounge (BL705). iSchool students will be able to relax by spending time with their peers playing video games and board games. This experience will allow students to become familiar with the latest and most popular game technologies and concepts. This will be an especially enlightening experience for those currently engaged in school projects involving video game design (e.g. INF2169) or board game design (e.g. INF1005/INF1006 "Exploring User Experience, Cultural Theory and Gamification through Board Games").

If I could receive a response to this request ASAP, that would be great since the event is time sensitive. It would help with further planning on this event.
Jaisie Sinjs.sin@mail.utoronto.ca
Masters of Information (MI) Student
17
30/01/2017 23:23:52Yes100
$100 -- for door raffle prizes (e.g. gift cards of up to $25 denominations to topic-relevant areas such as Steam, Google Play, or Snakes and Lattes).
iSchool Game Night
The inaugural iSchool Game Night will be held on an evening (after 4pm) some time in the dates of February 13, 2017, and March 10, 2017 (exact date pending further research), in the Student Lounge (BL705). iSchool students will be able to relax by spending time with their peers playing video games and board games. This experience will allow students to become familiar with the latest and most popular game technologies and concepts. This will be an especially enlightening experience for those currently engaged in school projects involving video game design (e.g. INF2169) or board game design (e.g. INF1005/INF1006 "Exploring User Experience, Cultural Theory and Gamification through Board Games").
Jaisie Sinjs.sin@mail.utoronto.ca
Masters of Information (MI) Student
18
31/01/2017 00:46:29Yes50
$50 -- money will be spent on food and coffee
Tech Fund VR Day
The Tech Fund VR Day is a hands-on event for students and faculty to chip in on Tech Fund's purchase decisions on Virtual Reality (VR) equipment. Attendants will explore and investigate VR equipment together and provide their feedback.
Jaisie Sinjs.sin@mail.utoronto.ca
Masters of Information (MI) Student
19
31/01/2017 00:54:15Yes100
$100 -- for four $25 gift cards to a retail of the winner's choosing (from a predetermined list)
Tech Fund Ideas Party
The Tech Fund Ideas Party is an annual event held to solicit ideas from students on spending opportunities for the Tech Fund. This year, it will be held on February 15, 2017, in conjunction with the February 2017 iTea. The best idea (as voted by Tech Fund Reps) from each of the four areas of Tech Fund initiatives "Events", "Workshops", "Equipment", and "Misc." will win a $25 gift card to a retail of their choice from a predetermined list.
Jaisie Sinjs.sin@mail.utoronto.ca
Masters of Information (MI) Student
20
20/09/2017 17:40:04Yes1Test1TESTAlice
alice.norton.bell@mail.utoronto.ca
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