School of Information

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.

276
Master's Students
22
Doctoral Students
109
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bullard, Julia Organization of information and knowledge resources; 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 Other engineering and technologies; All other social sciences, n.e.c.; Digital humanities; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory; Digital Records
Kwakkel, Erik Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Codicology; 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
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 Other social sciences; Critical studies of technology; Climate Justice; Epistiemic Justice; information policy; values in design; Indigenous Information Initiatives; Collapse | Adaptive Informatics; value sensitive design
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; human information interaction; Information Systems; information retrieval; New Technology and Social Impacts
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

Stories

Bonnie Tulloch

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Saguna Shankar

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Bri Watson

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Michelle Kaczmarek

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)

Hoda Amal Hamouda

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)
 
 

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