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Luke McLeod, MLIS recognized for co-op work Luke McLeod, an Arts Co-op student completing his Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) with the UBC iSchool, was recently recognized for his work as an Information Specialist at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Patent Branch. Luke was awarded for his contribution to the identification and implementation of the Library Discovery Tool, which allows patent examiners to quickly retrieve literature necessary for patent reviews.

Incoming PhD student Bonnie Tulloch awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarship The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided each year from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency/Affiliated Fellowships competition. These scholarships provide up to $30,000 per year plus a $2,000 research travel allowance over a two-year term. Congratulations Bonnie! https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/news/201617-killam-doctoral-scholarship-recipients-announced

Dr. Heather O’Brien Awarded SSHRC Insight Grant This proposed SSHRC-funded research will investigate the predictive role of specific user characteristics (e.g., cognitive load, interest, expertise) and information tasks on user engagement, and seek to establish an empirical link between user engagement and learning in the exploratory search context.

iSchool students, faculty and friends working with the Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre iSchool students, faculty and friends were able to travel to Bella Bella, BC this summer thanks to the Remote Community Learning Fund.

Dr. Victoria Lemieux co-authors new World Bank publication This book explores the historical development of RTI laws, the factors that drive passage and effective implementation of these laws, the operation of these laws, and the impact these laws have had in different country contexts and sectors.

Dr. Heather O’Brien’s new book explores User Engagement in Digital Media The book will appeal to established and emerging academic and industry researchers looking to pursue research and its challenges.

Dr. Heather O’Brien elected to ASIS&T Board of Directors The Association for Information Science and Technology has elected Dr. Heather O'Brien to serve on the its Board of Directors!

Dr. Luciana Duranti elected next ACA President The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) has elected SLAIS Professor Luciana Duranti as its next President.

Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite accepts new position at Syracuse iSchool Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, who served as Director of the iSchool from 2010-2015, has accepted a new position at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. The iSchool benefited a great deal from her leadership and experience in recent years and we are sorry to see her go. We extend our best wishes to Caroline […]

SLAIS faculty member Dr. Victoria Lemieux collaborates with University of Maryland iSchool on Computational Archival Science On April 26-28, the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) convened a Symposium entitled Finding New Knowledge: Archival Records in the Age of Big Data, featured 52 participants from the UK, Canada, South Africa and the U.S. Among the participants were researchers, students, and representatives from federal agencies, cultural […]