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UBC iSchool: At the Intersection of People, Information & Technology

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The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, home of UBC iSchool, located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Hover Collective

UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) is an internationally ranked, multi-disciplinary school, offering one-of-a-kind graduate programs. The iSchool also contributes to the UBC’s Bachelor of Media Studies undergraduate program. The iSchool is one of a few schools in North America offering a stand-alone archival program, and is ranked first in Canada, and fourth in the world for graduate education in library and information management.

The school offers the following graduate degree programs:

The iSchool offers a research-intensive study environment with international partnerships, competitive funding, at one of the top 20 public universities in the world. Although at a large university, iSchool students have ready access to their professors, and a large variety of work-based learning opportunities at local, national and international organizations.

Why come to the iSchool at UBC?

In addition to the school’s excellent programs and low tuition rates, the school has many attributes that make it a desirable choice for future information professionals.

Need more reasons to join the iSchool? View our annual alumni survey results!

Our People

DSC_4602The iSchool is built upon the strength of its faculty members, who have been recognized internationally for their contributions to the fields of library, archival and information studies. The University of British Columbia is one of the top 40 research universities in the world and our faculty members have received numerous large research grants to support students.

The school also boasts an impressive group of adjunct faculty members, who bring their specialized knowledge and skillsets to the school to support students in their diverse interests and academic pursuits.

Finally, the school has a dedicated team of staff members, who are committed to supporting students on their iSchool journey.

 Our Community

DSC_3377Students at the iSchool benefit not only from close interactions with faculty members and fellow students, but also with practitioners from their chosen field. Whether working on a co-op placement, developing skills as student librarian, archivist, or information professional, attending colloquia and conferences, or participating in the various experiential learning opportunities built into the curriculum, students at the iSchool have numerous opportunities to expand their professional network and apply their skills in the workplace during their time at UBC. Let your iSchool experience be the launching pad to your career success!



Our Space

The iSchool is housed within the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the centre of the University of British Columbia’s campus in Vancouver, Canada – one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally-diverse cities – located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

The iSchool’s space is a mix of the kinetic and the serene, replete with supports to make your educational experience fulfilling and invigorating. Whether collaborating with colleagues in our state-of-the-art information technology labs, tackling a project in our interactive research lab, or catching up on readings in our student lounge overlooking the UBC courtyard, clock tower and impressive Koerner Library, the iSchool space is reflective of the school’s commitment to working at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

Apply to the iSchool

Visit our Admissions Process page as well as the FAQ for Applicants section, for more details on how to submit a strong application to one of our graduate programs.