ACA@UBC 10th Annual International Symposium

The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is delighted to present its tenth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in the Digital Age, which will be held at UBC from February 15th to 16th, 2018.

Records and archives professionals have a mandate to preserve and protect records, while also enhancing their accessibility and dissemination. Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in the Digital Age seeks to connect the perspectives of records and archives professionals with those of law professionals and government officials to critically examine how we can reconcile the seemingly conflicting values of
access and privacy.

Event dates and location:

As in previous years, all events will take place on the University of British Columbia campus. Seminar sessions will take place on Thursday, February 15, and the symposium will take place on Friday, February 16. The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate.

For more information on the schedule, please see the conference website:

Registration is $10 for students/$45 for non-students. Please register here:

Confirmed speakers and panelists to date are:

Melissa Adams, Librarian and Archivist, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle, and former Director of Litigation, US National Archives
Jean-François Blanchette, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA
Jay Fedorak, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia
Pierluigi Feliciati, Professor in the MAS Program and Vice President Information Technologies at the University of Macerata
Vincent Gogolek, Executive Director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Elaine Goh, Records Manager and Privacy Officer at the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Rand Jimerson, Professor of History & Director, Archives and Records Management MA Program at Western Washington University
Sam-Chin Li, Reference/Government Publications Librarian at the University of Toronto
Kristina Lillico, Director, Regional Services and ATIP for Library and Archives Canada
Stuart Rennie, Lawyer and Records Management and Information Consultant

Elizabeth Shaffer, Associate Director, Data and Curation at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Jim Suderman, Director, Access and Privacy, Records Program, and City Archives for the City of Toronto