Master of Archival Studies
The iSchool is an internationally recognized School with innovative programs and exceptional research productivity. Our programs have received international awards and our faculty have received large research grants to support students.
Established as School of Librarianship in 1961 as a professional school within the Faculty of Arts and Science the School graduated its first class of Bachelors of Library Science in May 1962.
Vision: A thriving iSchool, known for exceptional student experiences and outcomes, societally relevant faculty research, alumni and community engagement, and faculty/staff work environment; recognized within UBC as an essential hub for vibrant, multi-disciplinary, cross-campus collaboration in the areas of archives, records and information management, human-computer interaction and design, Indigenous information initiatives, cultural informatics, digital media and media studies.
Identity: An iSchool with an Arts Perspective: (Information, Technology and People) + (Media, Design and Culture).
Mission: Through innovative research, education and design, our mission is to enhance humanity’s capacity to engage information in effective, creative and diverse ways.
|Bullard, Julia||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; classification systems; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Information Systems; metadata; values-in-design|
|Douglas, Jennifer||Personal archives; Writers’ archives; Archival arrangement and description; History and evolution of archival theory; Online communities and archives; Archival representation|
|Duranti, Luciana||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory; Digital Records|
|Kwakkel, Erik||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications; Codicology; Communication Contexts; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Digital Humanities; History of Libraries; History of the Book; Medieval Manuscripts; Paleography; reading|
|Lemieux, Victoria||Blockchain technology; Trustworthy records; Records and information management; Risk management; information visualization and visual analytics; Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts); International development|
|Logan, Tricia||residential school history|
|Meyers, Eric||youth online behavior, information seeking, web search, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, learning, virtual worlds, collaboration, social networks, new media, digital literacy, information literacy|
|Nathan, Lisa||Impacts of New Information Technologies; New Technology and Social Impacts; Individual and Collective Ethics; Climate Changes and Impacts; information ethics; Ethics of Care; sustainability; information policy; Indigenous Information Initiatives; value sensitive design; design; values in design; Generative Justice; Collapse | Adaptive Informatics|
|O'Brien, Heather||All other social sciences, n.e.c.; user engagement; user experience; community engagement; information seeking and retrieval; information access; cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation; health technologies|
|Sinnamon, Luanne Silvia||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); human information interaction; Information; Information Systems; information retrieval; New Technology and Social Impacts; open government and open data; research dissemination; knowledge exchange|
|Turner, Hannah||Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; cataloguing and classification; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Impacts of New Information Technologies; information practice; museum anthropology; Science and technology studies|
Tuesday, June 22 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Online (via Zoom) The School of Information is undertaking a self-assessment process to bring out programs, spaces, and processes into better alignment with the new UBC Strategic Plan and create an environment where Indigenous students, faculty and...
Camille Callison has been appointed as Head University Librarian at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). She completed her Master of Library and Information Studies, with a First Nations Curriculum Concentration, in 2005. Camille is a member of the Tsesk’iya clan of the Tāłtān First Nation...
Current students who will continue their program of study in September 2021 are invited to apply for the iSchool Continuing Awards between now and July 4. Students can apply for more than one award using the same application form (more details are available on the online form). Please consult the...
The School of Information hosted a virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 1, to celebrate the more than 50 iSchool students who graduated this Spring, including 34 MLIS, 5 MAS and 16 DUAL students. The COVID-19 situation has changed many things in our daily lives, but not our profound desire...