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Incoming PhD student Bonnie Tulloch awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarship

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided each year from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency/Affiliated Fellowships competition. These scholarships provide up to $30,000 per year plus a $2,000 research travel allowance over a two-year term. Congratulations Bonnie! https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/news/201617-killam-doctoral-scholarship-recipients-announced

Dr. Heather O’Brien Awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

Dr. Heather O’Brien Awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

This proposed SSHRC-funded research will investigate the predictive role of specific user characteristics (e.g., cognitive load, interest, expertise) and information tasks on user engagement, and seek to establish an empirical link between user engagement and learning in the exploratory search context.

iSchool students, faculty and friends working with the Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre

iSchool students, faculty and friends working with the Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre

iSchool students, faculty and friends were able to travel to Bella Bella, BC this summer thanks to the Remote Community Learning Fund.

Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives of User Engagement in Digital Media

What do we mean when we say that our goal is to engage users with technology, and what are the benefits of doing so? How we define UE conceptually is indicative of the larger set of values, contexts, and disciplinary perspectives that inform human relationships with technology and how we operationalize, measure, and design for human-computer experiences.

Public Access to Information for Development : a Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws

Public Access to Information for Development : a Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws

Victoria L. Lemieux and Stephanie E. Trapnell With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws—also called freedom of information or access to information laws—now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. This guide explores the historical […]

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance

By Victoria L. Lemieux Congratulations to UBC iSchool Associate Professor Victoria Lemieux on the publication of Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provnance. This book reports on the results of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary workshop on provenance that brought together researchers and practitioners from different areas such as archival science, law, information […]

Seeking Refuge:

Seeking Refuge:

Irene Watts, and UBC iShool Adjunct Faculty member Kathryn Shoemaker has won the Jonathan & Heather Berkowitz Prize for children and youth literature for their graphic novel Seeking Refuge. Congratulations Kathryn

Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne’s courage and resilience is finally rewarded.