Sandra Toze

Assistant Professor; SIM Director

Faculty Profile_Sandra Toze_2017

Related Information

Phone: (902) 494-2488
Fax: (902) 494-2451
Mailing Address: 
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University
Rowe Management Building, Room 4010
6100 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Research Clusters:

  • Information and society (digital governance, information governance, information policy)
  • Educational and information services (collaboration)
  • Data, information and knowledge management (collaboration, knowledge management)
  • Human information interaction (collaboration, knowledge management)


  • BAH (Queen’s University)
  • MLS (University of Toronto)
  • PhD (Dalhousie University)


I am an information professional with more than 20 years of progressive corporate and academic experience as a research associate; a manager; a vendor; a reference librarian; a lecturer and a researcher. I provided research services within several of Canada’s leading financial services firms, as well as for senior executives within public, private and not for profit organizations on an ad hoc basis.

My research and teaching interests emerged directly from this professional experience and focus on understanding the ways in which the modern workplace is being transformed through innovative information practices facilitated by technology and increased collaboration. I am passionate about examining the ways in which information and knowledge management can help individuals, groups, and organizations solve problems, learn, and achieve their goals.

My dissertation examines how groups of students find and integrate information to accomplish complex class assignments. This research is interdisciplinary, and brings together models and theories from information science, organizational behaviour and computer science. The contributions of this research include a model of group information processes, and a taxonomy of information tasks and activities. As well I have developed a Naturalistic Lab design, a novel approach for studying groups.

My family, including my husband and two daughters, moved to Halifax in 2000. We love animals and currently live with two cats (Jack and Maggie) and a black lab named Sophie.  We love to spend time at our farmhouse in Malagash, relaxing by the ocean, and enjoying local wines and food.