Student-Organized Archives Symposium a Success

On Friday, February 8, the UBC student chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) held its 5th annual ACA@UBC International Symposium at the Frederic Wood Theatre. The theme for 2013 was “We Shape Our Tools, and Our Tools Shape Us”, focusing on the nature of various technologies used in the records lifecycle. Attendees and […]

iSchool@UBC Storms iConference 2013

From February 12th through the 15th, faculty and students from the iSchool@UBC gathered with over 500 peers in Fort Worth, Texas for iConference 2013, an annual gathering of information scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas, this year’s conference theme was “Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, […]

Research Day 2013

The iSchool at UBC will hold its fourth annual Research Day on Friday, March 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the SLAIS suite, fourth floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The day will include poster presentations, demonstrations and talks by students and faculty, and a keynote address by Jack Lohman, Chief […]

MACL Students Host Sendak Symposium

The Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL) program is pleased to pay tribute to the late children’s book writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak by hosting a symposium in his honour on Friday, March 1st. The day will include talks from visiting Dodson Professor Helene Høyrup; Shannon Ozirny, head of the West Vancouver Memorial Library […]

iSchool@UBC Welcomes Dr. Helene Høyrup

The School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC, welcomes Dr. Helene Høyrup, Ph.D., as the inaugural Dodson Visiting Professor. Dr. Høyrup is Associate Professor in children’s literature and digital literacy at the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RLIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I am very much looking forward to meeting […]

Local News Media Feature iSchool Faculty

Three iSchool faculty members have been featured this month in several media outlets, including CTV and the Vancouver Sun. Professor Judith Saltman offers her thoughts on young adult fiction and its appeal in an interview feature in the December 2012 edition of UBC Reports, a publication for the 50,000 members of the UBC community, as well as the […]

Welcome to the New e-Newsletter

Welcome to the new SLAISmatters e-newsletter, a fresh and lively way to share with our community all the news from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at The University of British Columbia. We are planning two winter editions and one summer edition, replacing our twice-yearly PDF newsletters. In addition to communicating […]

MACL Grad Presents on Queer Fiction

Less than a year after completing his Masters of Arts in Children’s Literature at UBC, with a thesis in young adult literature exploring queer sexual identity and religion, Rob Bittner began doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University, in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. His growing expertise in the topic attracted the attention […]

School Celebrates Opening of Greig Research Lab and iSchool Launch

On November 15, 2012, the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at The University of British Columbia, hosted the grand opening of a new research space for students and faculty, the Roberta F. Greig Research Laboratory. This event also acknowledged the launch of the iSchool brand at SLAIS. Construction of the new […]

Professor Lemieux Publishes New Book on Finance and Risk

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at The University of British Columbia, is pleased to announce the publication of a new book edited by faculty member Dr. Victoria Lemieux. Financial Analysis and Risk Management: Data Governance, Analytics and Life Cycle Management (Springer 2012) brings together researchers in distinct domains that seldom interact to […]

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