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iSchool Student Curates Charles van Sandwyk Exhibition [All Students]

Charles van Sandwyk and the Children’s Literary Tradition is currently on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday-Friday (10:00-4:00pm) and Saturdays (12:00-5:00pm). In addition to works by Charles van Sandwyk, there will be items on display by Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and Beatrix […]

Aline and Cynthia accepted at Confia 2013 [All Students]

Congratulations to MACL candidates Aline Frederico and Cynthia Nugent who have been accepted to the CONFIA 2013 Conference <>  in Portugal. They will be presenting on meaningful repeatable interactive animations in story apps — a bilingual presentation. CONFIA, the International Conference in Illustration & Animation, takes place November 29-30.

@UBCiSchool PhD Candidates Present at Social Media and Society 2013

Two of the iSchool@UBC’s doctoral candidates presented at  the 2013 Social Media and Society  (#SMSociety13) conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, on  September 14 – 15. Drew Paulin presented “Tweeting  to learn: An exploration of Twitter-based learning during conferences.” Abstract: Twitter is an  integral part of conference activities, acting as a communication backchannel  for […]

MACL Students Launch Children’s Literature and Media Blog [All Students]

Several MACL  students have created a children’s literature and media blog. The Book Wars officially launched on  September 1, 2013. It will have critical essay-like introductions, book  reviews, interviews, and perhaps some arguments! Every month has a theme and September’s  theme is fairy tales and folklore. Guest submissions are welcome.

St. John’s College Residents – Student Award for Dawn Wong [All Students]

Recent SLAIS alumnus (May 2013), Dawn Wong, is the recipient of the St. John’s College George Shen Fellowship, the Sir Quo-Wei Lee Fellowship, and a St. John’s College Research Travel Fellowship.  These awards are given to students who are residents of St. John’s College.  More information about these and other affiliated scholarships can be found […]

iSchool@UBC Faculty Member a ‘Highlight’ at WWW 2013 [All Students]

The International World Wide Web Conference 2013 (#WWW2013) is underway and an iSchool@UBC faculty member is already making waves in Rio. Professor Heather O’Brien, presenting with Mounia Lalmas from Yahoo! Labs and Elad Yom Tov from Microsoft Research, made the list of “Highlights from Opening Day” for her tutorial on “Measuring User Engagement.” The tutorial […]

Sarah Ellis—Recipient of 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence(All Students)

Born in Vancouver in 1952, Sarah Ellis is one of the most illustrious and admired writers for children in Canada today. As a child, she attended school in Vancouver and went on to study English and Library Studies at UBC, earning her Master’s Degree there. She continued her studies at SimmonsCollege in Boston where she […]

Welcome to Dr. Helene Høyrup, SLAIS Visiting Professor in Children’s Literature (All Students)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to announce that Helene Høyrup, Ph.D., of the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark, will be joining us as the inaugural Dodson Visiting Professor. She will be in the position from February to April 2013. Dr. Høyrup is Associate Professor in children’s […]

Dissertation Successfully Defended (All Students)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia, is pleased to announce the successful defense of the Ph.D. dissertation by student Evelyn Markwei on February 7. The title of her dissertation is: The Everyday Life Information Seeking Behaviour of Urban Homeless Youth.  The defence was held February […]

Vancouver Selected to Host TED Talks Starting in 2014 (All Students)

Vancouver selected to host TED Talks starting in 2014 – The Globe and Mail

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