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||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, Frederik||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, Information Ethics, Ethics of Care, Sustainability, Information Policy, Indigenous Information Initiatives, Value Sensitive Design, Design, Values in Design, Generative Justice|
|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|
UBC iSchool has been named best in the world for Library and Information Management graduate programs by the QS 2019 rankings. The iSchool is the only Canadian university to rank number one overall in any subject of the rankings, and has climbed three places from the 2018 rankings. The QS World...
Congratulations to Lois Evans on winning the Anne and George Piternick Student Research Award for supporting doctoral research activities. Professors Anne and George Piternick taught at the School of Library, Archival and Information studies for a combined total of 48 years during which they...
UBC iSchool professor Victoria Lemieux’s interview for Information Governance World Magazine just came out inside the latest issue. Dr. Victoria Lemieux has won ARMA International’s Britt Literary Award for her article, “Blockchain recordkeeping: a SWOT analysis” which appeared in the Nov/...
Martha Whitehead (MLIS ’85) who has led the library at Queen’s University, has been named University Librarian at Harvard University. Martha has been head at Queen’s since 2011, and has previously held roles at UBC Library from 1985 to 2004. Harvard Library is one of the largest...
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019 UBC iSchool is looking for a Graduate Program Assistant. This is a full-time position with an expected salary of $46,776.00 (Annual). The Graduate Program Assistant is responsible for the day to day administrative functions of the Graduate and PhD Programs in...