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||Information Systems; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); classification 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||Digital Records; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory|
|Kwakkel, Erik||Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications; Communication Contexts; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); History of the Book; reading; Medieval Manuscripts; Paleography; Codicology; Digital Humanities; Cultural Heritage; History of Libraries|
|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||Information; Information Systems; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); New Technology and Social Impacts; information retrieval; human information interaction; open government and open data; research dissemination; knowledge exchange|
|Turner, Hannah||Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); Impacts of New Information Technologies; information practice; cataloguing and classification; Science and technology studies; museum anthropology|
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