Student Defends Thesis on Canadian YA Literature

Congratulations to Master of Arts in Children’s Literature candidate Karen Taylor, who has successfully defended her thesis, “’Her Knowledge of Flora and Fauna Came Mostly from Fiction’: The Adolescent as Green Subject in Three Canadian Young Adult Novels.” Using the lens of ecocriticism, this thesis focuses on the literary portrayal of nature in three contemporary […]

Dual Student Eden Marchand’s Experience Featured at SFU

Dual student Eden Marchand has been putting her archival studies theory to practice this summer doing a professional experience for academic credit with Simon Fraser University Library. Working in the Library’s Special Collections division, she is organizing a recently acquired collection of archival material from Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome, who earned a bronze medal at […]

Webcast of Telling Stories with Data

What good is open data if we don’t know how to find and use it? The digital age has ushered in new opportunities to better understand our communities and demand accountability from our governments. In an intensive two-day master class, digital publishing expert Phillip Smith introduced some of the “working with data” tricks he has […]

Student Article Featured in Feliciter

MLIS graduate Michael Kerr has an article featured in the Spring issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association.  “Customer Advisory Committees: Giving a Voice to Library Users” examines the role of customer advisory committees as part of growing trend of expanding the public consultation process for public libraries. The article is based […]

Faculty Named Acting Director of MAGIC

SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Lemieux has been appointed Acting Director of MAGIC, the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. She will remain on the SLAIS faculty as she is taking up the Acting Director position from Dr. Sidney Fels who is on leave for one year. As Acting […]

Students Publish Info Policy Papers

Several student papers are featured in the latest issue of the BCLA Browser, the newsletter of the British Columbia Library Association. “Bill C-11: A Guide for Academic Instructors” by Devin Soper, “Open Access Policies on Scholarly Publishing in the University Context” by Anna “Christie” Hurrell and “Censorship Issues in School Libraries” by Shannon Mills are […]

Students Win National Fellowship, Scholarships

Students at SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, continue to earn national and international awards and accolades at all stages of their programs of study. Congratulations are in order for graduating Dual MAS/MLIS student Kevin Read, selected for a prestigious 2012 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship, MAS student Isabel Taylor and incoming MLIS student Erin […]

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