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The School of Information Management would like to congratulate all of our newest MLIS, MIM and GDIM graduates! It was an eventful week with many SIM graduates and Alumni presenting at the 2016 APLA (Atlantic Provinces Library Association) from Monday to Wednesday. Then they moved on to a reception hosted by the Faculty of Management Thursday night, followed by a wonderful brunch on Friday created by our returning MLIS students (led by Jacob Ericson), plus our awards ceremony, and finally the convocation ceremony and reception. As was highlighted at the ceremony, our students are impressive, and it was wonderful to meet and celebrate your achievements with your friends and families.  We extend our best wishes to those graduates were not able to attend.

We welcome all our new graduates to the SIM alumni family, look forward to hearing about your successes and supporting you in your ongoing careers. Please continue to communicate with us via LinkedIn<>, Facebook<>, Twitter (@dalsimnews<>), and the blog<>.

Special congratulations to the 2016 convocation award winners:

Atlantic Provinces Library Association Award: Claire Dionne

MLIS Director's Award: Leah Boulos

MIM Director's Award: Walter Gamblin

Information Technology Leadership Award: Chantel Ridsdale

J. Clement Harrison International Award: Bukola Akinbogun

SIM Leadership Award: Tess Grynoch & Hannah Steeves

Louis Vagianos Medal: Carlisle Kent

Nova Scotia Library Association Graduation Prize: Jenna Knorr & Elizabeth O'Brien

SIM Research Award: Zoe Dickinson & Lee Wilson

SIMSA Outstanding Service Award: Katherine Felix

Special Libraries Association (Eastern Canada Chapter) - Anne Galler Award: Charlotte MacKeigan

Beta Phi Mu Candidates: Leah Boulos, Zoe Dickinson, Katherine Felix, Tess Grynoch, Carlisle Kent, Charlotte MacKeigan, Hannah Steeves, Amy Sutherland, Lee Wilson

Special thanks also to our Award sponsors including APLA, NSLA, SLA, the Vagianos and Harrison families and our alumni.

Well done, Class of 2016. We are very proud of all of you!

- Dr. Sandra Toze