Nadia Caidi is a Professor at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto. Trained in Linguistics (Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, France) and Communication (MST from Universite Stendhal, Grenoble, France), she also holds an MLIS and a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Caidi is the inaugural Director of International Student Engagement for the Faculty.
She joined the Toronto iSchool in 2000, and since then has been teaching, researching, and mentoring students in the areas of human information behaviour, information policy, and the social implications of information and communication technologies.
Her co-edited book “Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design” is out (Routledge, 2021). She is also the executive producer on a 5-min animated film “We Were Here All Along: Canada’s Failed Promise to Women in STEM” (in partnership with TechGirls Canada) based on ongoing research.
Dr. Caidi is the recipient of the 2019 ALISE Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award and the 2020 Watson Davis Award for Service (from ASIS&T). She was the 2016 President of the International Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), and was the President of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) in 2011. She sat on the Executive Board of the DC-based Council of Scientific Society Presidents, and has extensively consulted on information and media practices for a range of governmental agencies and foundations.