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

Dr. Victoria Lemieux wins outstanding paper at the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence! 'Trusting records: is Blockchain technology the answer?' selected by the Records Management Journal's editorial team as the 2017 Outstanding Paper award winner.

The 2016 Alumni Survey Results are in This year nearly 49% of our graduates who conferred their degrees between September 2015 and May 2016 responded to our alumni survey. Survey responses were gathered from graduates of the MLIS, MAS, and DUAL MASLIS degree programs. Thank you very much to all who participated!

New iSchool Faculty The iSchool at UBC is excited to announce the appointment of two new faculty members to begin July 1, 2017.

Integration Plans Halted The proposed integration of the iSchool, the School of Journalism and the Bachelor of Media Studies program, under consideration for the past year, has been halted.  While the prospect of becoming part of a new School for Media and Information was greeted enthusiastically by faculty and many stakeholders within the iSchool, in the final rounds […]