Dr. Mary Cavanagh appointed Director of the School of Information Studies

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Faculty member Dr. Mary Cavanagh has been appointed Director of School of Information Studies (ÉSIS) at the University of Ottawa.


Dr. Mary Cavanagh (PhD, Toronto) is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. A founding member of the School, she has been its Acting Director in 2016-2017. 

Dr. Cavanagh studies action-nets, practice theory and organizational learning, information organizations, information relationships and interactions. Her work currently addresses these themes: public information libraries and online engagement with everyday citizens; and the information practices of consumers in Canada’s rights-based telecommunications marketplace. Dr. Cavanagh has deep practical knowledge of Canada's academic and public library sectors developed over many years in the field and as a researcher. 

Dr. Cavanagh will take on her new role for a 3-year mandate on July 1st.


Congratulations to Dr. Cavanagh for this appointment!

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