MAS/Dual Awards

MAS and DUAL

Current Students

Current students applying for awards should carefully read the award description to ensure eligibility.

Student to ACA

The ACA provides financial support for students who are selected by the ACA Conference Program Committee to speak at the student session. Also, all student members are able to register for the conference at a reduced rate. SLAIS will provide a travel stipend of up to $500 for one person or $250 each for two persons attending the conference.

Number

1-2

Eligibility

  • elected to speak at student session or
  • paper accepted for regular session with no funding source or
  • student is responsible for UBC archival research booth or
  • students members of the UBC ACA student chapter or
  • students who have distinguished themselves in some leadership role during academic year

Application Procedure

Applications from students are due three months prior to the start of the conference. A faculty committee selects the nominee from applications submitted to the Director.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

Full-time Graduate Students who are presenting a paper are also eligible (once during a degree program) for funding from the Graduate Student Travel Fund.

A scholarship has been established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dorothy Blakey Smith. The award is made to an outstanding student entering the second year of the Master of Archival Studies Program, on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Continuing in MAS program (must be registering for courses in next academic year)
    Indicators:

    • Academic achievement
    • Contributions to the program in Archival Studies

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A scholarship established by the Alumni Division of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, in honour of Margaret Burke. In her role of admissions and placement coordinator she provided students of the School with support and counselling for more than 20 years. The award is made on the recommendation of the School to a student entering second year of any program in the School, who has demonstrated academic ability and shown promise of professional achievement. Priority will be given to alternating the award between the programs in the School if an appropriate candidate is available.

Number: 

1

Eligibility

  • Continuing in the MAS or the MLIS program (must be registering for courses in next academic year)
    Indicators:

    • Alternate the award between MLIS and MAS where feasible—
      odd numbered years MLIS / even numbered years MAS
    • Academic ability
    • Promise of professional achievement

Application Procedure

NoStudent application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

One award of $1,000 is offered to a student upon completion of the first year Master of Archival Studies Program or Dual MAS/MLIS program in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies who demonstrates scholarly excellence and leadership promise. Professor Terry Eastwood was the first professor hired to teach in the Master of Archival Studies Program and served as Chair of the Program from 1981 until June 2000. As Interim Director, Chair of Program, teacher and mentor he was a tireless advocate of archival education and as such has been recognized nationally and internationally. Recommendations are made by SLAIS in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Completion of the first academic year of the MAS or Dual program
    Indicators:

    • Demonstrated scholarly excellence and leadership promise in the first academic year of MAS or Dual program.

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize has been made available by the Toronto Area Archivists Group Education Foundation in honour of James Fraser. Mr. Fraser was an archivist in New Brunswick and Toronto who died while he was a student in the UBC Master of Archival Studies program. The award is made to a top ranking student in the first year in the MAS program in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Continuing in MAS program (must be registering for courses in next academic year)
    Indicators:

    • Top ranking student in the first year of MAS program

Application Procedure

Award given to the MAS or DUAL student with highest GPA in first academic year

Graduating Students

Awards totaling $300 have been endowed by the Brock Family and their friends for students graduating with a Masters in Archival Studies from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies who demonstrate leadership in planning, implementing and promoting the preservation, organization and effective use of society's record information and ideas. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MAS/DUAL program
  • Indicators:
    • Leadership and promotion of preservation

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize has been made available by the Archives Association of British Columbia to honour Willard Ireland, Provincial Librarian and Archivist from 1946 to 1974, and to recognize his outstanding contribution in preserving and interpreting the documents of British Columbia's and Canada's past. The award is given to an outstanding student in Archival Studies in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MAS program
    Indicators:

    • Outstanding contribution in preserving and interpreting the documents of British Columbia's and Canada's past
    • Academic achievement

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize has been endowed by friends and family in memory of Harold Naugler. The award will be given to a student achieving excellence in the study of electronic records. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from or Continuing in the MAS program
  • Indicators:
    • Excellence in the study of electronic records
    • May consider work on related research projects with faculty

Application Procedure

Based on calculation of grades and student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize donated by the Archives Association of British Columbia, is awarded to an outstanding student in the graduating class of the Master of Archival Studies. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MAS program
  • Indicators:
    • Academic achievement
    • Contributions to the program in Archival Studies

Application Procedure

  • Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

A prize has been endowed by Friends of the Richmond Archives to a student in the Master of Archival Studies program, with preference given to a student demonstrating an interest in community records. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MAS program
    Indicators:

    • Demonstrated interest in community records

Application Procedure

Student application letter, addressing criteria and indicators, to the SLAIS Director, by July 1

This medal honours the second director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, who initiated the Master of Archival Studies Program. It is offered annually to the graduating student whose record in the MAS program is, in the opinion of the School, most outstanding.

Number

1

Eligibility

  • Graduating from the MAS program
  • Indicators:
    • Top graduating average

Application Procedure

Based on overall GPA calculation of program