Congratulations, Dr. Bonnici! 

Dr. Laurie Bonnici was recently awarded funding as Visiting Scholar at the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.  This competitive, prestigious award will allow Dr. Bonicci full access to a cadre of social media analysis software for evaluation purposes as well as any training she may wish to have in using the Lab. The Social Media Lab will host her for one month in late Spring 2018. “The purpose is to investigate and identify the best social media analysis software to inform data collection on the seeking of health information for a NSF proposal I will be applying for in the near future,” says Dr. Bonnici. “The experience of engaging with a variety of software will also inform in the development of a CCIS course on social media analysis software and methods.  In addition, the visiting scholar opportunity includes engaging in collaborative research with the Social Media Lab.  So the opportunity to engage with and collaborate with premier researchers working in social media analysis in Canada is very exciting.”