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||Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic|
|Bullard, Julia||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 retrieval, human information interaction, open government and open data, research dissemination; knowledge exchange|
|Kwakkel, Erik||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||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||user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation|
|Turner, Hannah||information practice, cataloguing and classification, Science and technology studies, museum anthropology|
We were pleased to host our 4th Annual iSchool Awards Gala on November 1, at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. It was a great evening with music, food, drinks and celebration of our student award winners. The event began with our keynote speaker, Erik Kwakkel, Associate Professor at UBC...
On October 11, 2019, Dr. Luciana Duranti received the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Science from the Mid-Sweden University. The ceremony, that includes fanfares, singing, music and a gun salute, took place at the Campus Sundsvall. Hans-Erik Nilsson, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology...