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.
|Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad||Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic|
|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||Personal archives, Writers' archives, Archival arrangement and description, History and evolution of archival theory, Online communities and archives, Archival representation|
|Freund, Luanne||Information, Information Systems, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), New Technology and Social Impacts, information retrieval, human information interaction, open data|
|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|
|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||New Technology and Social Impacts, Public Communication, Media Influence on Behavior, Right and Access to Information, Impacts of New Information Technologies, user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation|
An article called “Voices in the Cloud: Social Media and Trust in Canadian and US Local Governments” written by PhD Student and Sessional Lecturer, Lois Evans with Patricia C. Franks and Michelle Chen, was awarded an Emerald Literati Award as an “Outstanding Paper – Highly Commended”. The article...
Karen Munro, iSchool alumna and SFU’s associate dean of libraries, learning and research services, has been named president of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. This marks the first time a representative from a...
Dr. Isto Huvila will be joining the iSchool as Visiting Professor on August 13th and will be staying for 1 year. Professor Isto Huvila holds the chair in information studies at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Science and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies) at ...
Susan E. Parker was appointed University Librarian at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on September 1, 2017. Ms. Parker was previously the Deputy University Librarian at UCLA from 2005 until mid-2017, where she had a broad administrative and operations portfolio that included the budget...
Dr. Tricia Logan, a Métis scholar with more than 18 years of experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada, has been appointed in a 25% faculty position to UBC iSchool. Dr. Logan has held roles at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 The University of British Columbia (UBC) is launching Canada’s first blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for graduate students. The initiative aims to build capacity for existing master’s and PhD students in this area and help contribute to...