IBPOC Voices Speaker Series


Friday, May 7, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Registration is required. Please complete the form below.


UBC iSchool and IDEAS@UBC present: The IBPOC Voices Speaker Series

The IBPOC Voices Speaker Series is a series jointly hosted by the UBC iSchool and IDEAS@UBC. Held in place of the school’s usual in-person colloquium, the series offers a platform for IBPOC information professionals to share their valuable experience and research on a range of topics related to library, archival and information studies.



Inspired by the words of Chief Richard Sidney of the Teslin Tlingit Council on what he thinks will make Indigenous research collaborations successful, this talk will address how librarians and library students can actively support Indigenous community-led research projects through course design and consultation. During this talk, we will explore the thought process and design of the library modules for the TLEF funded UPROOT pharmacy project and the collaboration process that happened between the UPROOT project leaders and the Xwi7xwa library. As well we will explore how we can expand our knowledge outside of LIS to truly ensure the success of Indigenous community-led research for all involved.


Speaker Bio

Kayla Lar-Son is of Metis and Ukrainian ancestry, and originally from Treaty 6 territory. She currently lives on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations. Kayla serves as the Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian for the Xwi7xwa Library at UBC and the program manager librarian for the Indigitization program. She is also one of the co-hosts of masinahikan iskwêwak the Book Women Podcast.





Registration form

Please complete the form below to register for this event. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link after submitting your details. If you didn’t receive it, please check the spam folder in your inbox. If you have any questions, please contact us at ischool.comms@ubc.ca.
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About IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Safe Space)

IDEAS@UBC is a student group that seeks to provide a safe and productive community for IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) students in departments and fields of study related to information, cultural, and memory work at the UBC School of Information. We aim to amplify IBPOC voices in information studies and encourage dialogue on topics such as anti-racism, Indigenous knowledge and information practices, and systemic barriers in library, archival and information studies. We also host social events and offer a safe space for IBPOC students in the iSchool programs to share resources on navigating underrepresentation in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector.


About UBC Graduate Student Society (GSS)

The GSS is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. They promote graduate students’ academic, social, and cultural interests since 1962. The GSS also offers support for Affiliate Organizations through the Event Fund for any events, initiatives, projects, or campaigns. For more information, visit their website or email the VP Students at vpstudents@gss.ubc.ca.

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