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iSchool Gala & Awards Ceremony 2017 We were pleased to host our iSchool Gala & Awards Ceremony on September 29, 2017 in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on UBC Vancovuer campus. The event began with our keynote speaker Laura Millar who spoke on “Channeling Joe, Jim & Jean-Luc: Protecting Facts in a Post-Factual World”. Laura Millar graduated with her Master of […]

Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship Established in honour of the late Diana M. Priestly, a distinguished Canadian law librarian, and in recognition of her distinctive contribution to Law Librarianship, the Scholarship is intended to support professional development in the field and is awarded to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant: who has previous law library experience and will be enrolled […]

Alumni Speaker Panel has been successfully held! We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday October 17th, the iSchool hosted Alumni Speaker Panel. The event was held in the AMS Student NEST Room 2306/2309. This event showcases their career paths and how their experience at SLAIS and UBC affected that path. Many thanks to our Alumni Speakers: Alyssa Hamer, MASLIS (May 2017) […]

Congratulations to adjunct faculty member Kathryn Shoemaker Adjunct Faculty member and illustrator Kathryn E. Shoemaker and author Irene N. Watts have won a 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature for their graphic novel: Seeking Refuge.  The Jury described the book as a “superb graphic novel dramatizing the Kindertransport, a powerful story enhanced by first hand experience and beautiful black and  white […]

Zoey Peterson – Scotiabank Giller Prize Nomination The iSchool would like to congratulate Zoey Leigh Peterson, MLIS Alumna on being nominated for a Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel “Next Year, For Sure”. According to the Globe and Mail “… Peterson’s debut novel deals with complex emotions surrounding monogamy, jealousy and fidelity…Never exploitative or sensationalizing, Next Year, For Sure is a lively yet sensitive […]

iSchool Faculty Tenure Announcement The iSchool is pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Nathan was promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure on July 1, 2017. Dr. Nathan joined the iSchool in 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Her dissertation was focused on ecovillages, sustainability and information practices. For the past six years Dr. Nathan has served […]

“Deep Learning” Helps Computers Understand Emotional Language Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Assistant Professor at the UBC iSchool develops a computer program that detects nuanced emotions on social media with near-human accuracy.

Join the UBC iSchool in September 2018 Applications Open September 1, 2017!

Open Lecturer Positions An exciting opportunity to join our dynamic iSchool at the University of British Columbia, a top 40 internationally ranked university located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada

Dean Guistini Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement Congratulations to SLAIS Alumnus Dean Giustini for winning the Margaret Ridley Charlton Award