Letter from the Director: US Direct Loan Funding Affecting US Students at the iSchool at UBC

We at the iSchool are all greatly disturbed by the sudden and unexpected withdrawal of the Direct Loan funding source for US students. We know this affects a number of you and we have been working with UBC’s Enrolment Services to clarify the issue as well as explore ways to support our students.

Information for Graduating Students

Information for all Graduate Students that are hoping to have their degree granted in February 2015 and May 2015.

SLAIS MLIS Student Member of Winning Team in ASIS&T Design Competition

In the Student Design Competition, Team Disaster Box, featuring iSchool MLIS student Krista Parham, with Kenyon Crowley, and Zachary Frazier took First Prize. Prompted with designing for information needs in crisis, this team presented a concept for a decentralized, resilient, parallel Internet network with an integrated social media platform to be deployed in the event […]

Important Curriculum Changes [Continuing MLIS and Dual Students]

The MLIS curriculum is undergoing several significant changes which have been approved by the SLAIS Curriculum Committee and full SLAIS faculty. We will be posting full details on the changes soon, but in the meantime one proposed change will directly impact continuing MLIS and Dual students.

Vivian Schmidt Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

Congratulations to Luke McLeod winner of the Vivian Schmidt Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship.

Think out of the Box Award

Congratulations to our 2014 Think out of the Box Award Winners! Katheryn Chandler and Eng Sengsavang.

Lecture Series: BC Treaty-Making in the Twenty-First Century

A history of the treaty process between the BC governments and First Nations in the 21st Century by one of Canada’s leading historians and 2014 Killam Prize Winner Jim Miller. When: October 20th, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre IBLC 182 Jim Miller Killam Laureate talk announcement Oct 20 2014 final […]

Summer WISE course registration [all students]

Registration for the 2014 Summer Session WISE courses opens March 3, 2014.  Information on the available courses can be found here: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/wise/13-14-st/wise-13-14-st.htm General information on WISE can be found here: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/wise.htm It is possible additional WISE courses will be added later. Currently eight courses are listed that have been approved for qualified SLAIS students. ————– […]

Draft Timetables for Summer 2014 (All Students)

The DRAFT Timetables for the 2014 Summer Sessions are available here: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/timetables/timetables.htm Registration for the 2014 Summer Session will open February 28, 2014. Note that all courses are subject to instructor availability, budgetary restrictions and minimum class sizes.

CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC – Master’s Application Deadline Dec 2, 2013

Please be aware of the following deadline for application to the Canada Graduate Scholarships for Master’s Students.   The deadline for applications to be submitted via the Research Portal is December 2 2013  Please contact Melissa Nightingale, slais.program@ubc.ca if you have any questions about applying. Canada Graduate Scholarships link: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp Research Portal Application link: https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/s/login.aspx Common CV Link:  https://ccv-cvc.ca/ Ensure […]

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