iSchool Gala & Awards Ceremony 2017

We were pleased to host our iSchool Gala & Awards Ceremony on September 29, 2017 in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on UBC Vancouver campus.

The event began with our keynote speaker Laura Millar who spoke on “Channeling Joe, Jim & Jean-Luc: Protecting Facts in a Post-Factual World”. Laura Millar graduated with her Master of Archival Studies degree from UBC in 1984 and is the author of The Story Behind the Book: Preserving Authors’ and Publishers’ Archives: Principles and Practices, published by Facet Publishing in 2010.

The celebration continued with our awards ceremony where forty-five students award winners were in attendance to walk the stage and receive their certificates. Our evening ended with a wonderful reception with live music and excellent food provided by Scholars Catering.

Thank you to family, friends, alumni, donors, faculty, and community members who attended the event and contributed to the evening’s success!

See our events photos below.

For a complete list of award winners, visit our Awards page.

A very special thanks to:

  • Laura Millar for her presentation on Channeling Joe, Jim & Jean-Luc: Protecting Facts in a Post-Factual World
  • Dr. Richard Kopak, Master of Ceremonies
  • Scholars Catering
  • Kathie Shoemaker, decorations
  • UBC Photography


  • Lucia Roh, violin,
  • Ju Dee Ang, viola,
  • Laine Longton, cello

Student volunteers:

  • Kristina McGuirk
  • Can Cui
  • Stuart Hill
  • iSchool Staff and Faculty



Finally, thank you to the planning committee, representatives from the iSchool faculty, staff, and students, Arts Development Office, Arts Alumni, iSchool Alumni Panel