Yusuke Fitzgibbons

Associate Professor

School of Environmental Management, Tokyo City University


  • Bachelor of Environmental and Information Studies, Musashi Institute of Technology, 2002
  • MLIS, Dalhousie University, 2007
  • PhD, McGill University, 2013

Career Path

When I was a student at Dal, I happened to become interested in information literacy and wanted to investigate it more in depth. This led me to take a master’s thesis option. After this, I proceeded to a Ph.D. program to take my research further. After completing my doctoral degree, I became a lecturer in information science at Edith Cowan University in Australia. After three years there, I took an opportunity at Tokyo City University in Japan, where I am now an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Management. I teach courses in information management, supervise an upper year seminar, and contribute to technology, internationalization, and education policy initiatives. I am also serving as a Special Adviser to the Vice President to accelerate the university's internationalization strategy. 

Information Management in Action

The MLIS degree made me realise that how we utilise information effectively and efficiently is important to be successful in the current information society. This perspective became a foundation of my professional career as a scholar and an educator of future information professionals.

Last words

At Dal, I had precious opportunities to get to know about my classmates and build connections. It was great to have a sense of community and learn from each other. Learning about professional values—and what “professional” means—has been very important to me.