As a member of the Faculty of Arts at UBC, SLAIS the iSchool faculty join internationally renowned researchers and leaders in the creation and advancement of knowledge and understanding. SLAIS faculty are provincially, nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions and leadership in Library, Archival and Information Studies research.
By providing students with the opportunity to be directly involved in faculty research the School seeks to enrich the overall quality of the educational experience. As well, students are encouraged to work independently on research projects that reflect their own interests and career goals. By expanding research opportunities and experiences for all SLAIS students as they prepare them for their future roles as professional and academic leaders in the information professions.
Each year, SLAIS the iSchool hosts a Research Day, where students and faculty across all of the programs within the School showcase their research in the form of posters, talks and demonstrations.
The event is open to all. Please RSVP via: https://ubcarts.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3aahhxiUGr2Bw0d.
The iSchool’s 8th Annual Research Day!
Research Day 2018
Friday, March 9th, 2018
The iSchool’s 8th Annual Research Day will be held on Friday, March 9th 2018 in the Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Research Day showcases the contributions of iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.
This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Dr. Nadia Caidi, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto. Dr. Caidi will speak on the topic of, “Inclusion by Design?: Internationally-Trained Professionals and (Lack of) Labor Market Integration.” Dr. Caidi’s research focuses on human information behaviour and information policy. Her current research is situated in the context of global migration and the role that information resources, institutions, and technologies play in the everyday lives of migrant and refugee communities.
We welcome submissions from current iSchool students, faculty and adjuncts. Students are specially invited to submit products from their own research related activities, independent inquiries, or course-related projects.
Presentations: Talks and Posters
The presentation category is divided into short talks and posters. The majority of submissions will be accepted as posters, with a representative few submissions presented as short talks. When submitting to this category, please indicate whether you would like your submission to be considered for a short talk. The interactive nature of the poster session is intended to encourage discussion and debate.
Demonstrations may consist of digital tutorials, search interfaces, digital collections, software tools, applications, and so on that you wish to share with the community.
Extended abstracts are due: Friday, February 3rd, 2018, midnight PST
If you are interested in participating in the iSchool’s Research Day, please submit an extended abstract, 1-2 double-spaced pages in length (~400-500 words), in PDF format. Extended abstracts must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ischool8thannualrese. Participants who do not have an EasyChair account will need to create one following the instructions at: https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi.
Extended abstracts should include:
- Title for your work and full name(s) of contributor(s)
- The motivation for the work
- An introduction to the idea and its context in the professional/academic literature
- Method or approach proposed/taken
- Actual or anticipated results or outcomes (if applicable), and
- Contributions of the work.
Past Research Day Events
The iSchool’s 7th Annual Research Day!
Research Day 2017
Information, Social Media, and Well-Being
Friday, March 10th, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the iSchool’s 7th Annual Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at the Golden Jubilee Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Research Day showcases the contributions of iSchool students, faculty and adjunct instructors working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.
This year, Research Day will focus broadly on Information, Social Media, and Well-Being.
This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Lyle Ungar as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lyle Ungar is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds appointments in multiple departments in the Schools of Business, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering and Applied Science. Lyle received a B.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. He has published over 200 articles, supervised two dozen PhD students, and is co-inventor on eleven patents. His current research focuses on developing scalable machine learning methods for data mining and text mining, including spectral methods for NLP, and analysis of social media to better understand the drivers of physical and mental well-being. Dr. Ungar's keynote presentation is titled "Measuring Well-Being Using Social Media."
While the theme for this year's event is “Information, Social Media, and Well-Being,” we will welcome submissions on any topic related to children's media, library, archival and information studies from iSchool students and/or faculty as well as adjunct instructors. Students are encouraged to submit products from their own research related activities, independent inquiries, or course-related projects.
Our official call for participation will be sent out in early January, but it is not too early to start thinking about how you might participate!
Questions about Research Day can be directed to: email@example.com
Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ischoolubc-research-day-2017-tickets-29865486474.
Research Day Team
Faculty: Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Dr. Jennifer Douglas, Dr. Deborah Hicks, Dr. Luciana Duranti
Ph.D. Students: Saguna Shankar & Michelle Kaczmarek
Research Day 2016
March 11th, 2016
This years’ event was organized by Dr. Richard Arias-Hernandez, Lecturer and by Dr. Jennifer Douglas, Assistant Professor.
For full Research Day program click here:
Dr. Mark Warren
Professor, Harold and DorrieMerilees Chair for the Study of Democracy, Department of Political Science, UBC
presented his talk
"The Participedia Project: Using an Open Source Platform to Mobilize Knowledge about Democratic Innnovations"
Presentations were given by faculty and students from the iSchool including:
Effects of Field Dependence-Independence and Pre-existing Highlighting on Text Comprehension
Samuel Dodson (MLIS Student), Dr. Luanne Freund, and Dr. Rick Kopak
A Solution to Disorderly Backlogs of Digital Files? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social Network Analysis in File Reclassification Projects
Kate Chandler (MASLIS Student)
Learning to Listen: Archival Sound Recordings and Indigenous Cultural Property
Allison Mills (MASLIS Student)
Useful Search Engine Results: An Exploratory Study of Information Presentation and Use
Alamir Novin (Ph.D. Student)
Winners of the Research Day 2016 Poster Competition
Reflections on Participatory Mapping of Health Information Seeking by Blake Hawkins, Dr. Luanne Freund and Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc
British Columbia Audiovisual Inventory Initiative by Jenny Haddon and Cecilia Rose