Our commitment to outstanding education, research, and teaching wouldn’t be possible without the support of our alumni, friends, and partners.

At UBC and in the School of Information, we generate ideas that improve and inspire. You can have a lasting impact on generations of students and scholars through your involvement and investment.

Feature projects you can support

Support aspiring students in financial need. Your contributions allow us to elevate talented students and meet our commitment to ensuring no qualified domestic student is denied admission for financial reasons alone.

UBC iSchool students are working towards a thriving society where communities can engage with information, enable democracy through evidence, accountability, and transparency, and preserve and shape our collective memory and culture.

Your gift is an investment and will increase the number and value of awards available to students in need.

Help equip our students with the latest in new information technology. The UBC School of Information is one of a few schools in North America offering a stand-alone archival program and one of the world’s top-ranked schools for library and information management graduate education. But technology is constantly changing, and to promote access to ideas, support research projects and community engagement, we seek investments from supporting alumni and friends of iSchool.

Your gift will allow students to study with the latest and best technology.

We award the Gene Joseph Scholarship to an incoming or continuing Indigenous graduate student at UBC School of Information pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.

The award honours Gene Joseph, the first Head Librarian of UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library. She is of Wet’suwet’en – Nadleh Whut’en descent and comes from the small village of Hagwilget in northern British Columbia. She has nearly three decades of experience developing libraries for First Nations tribal councils, bands and organizations.

At the time of the first award, Joseph was one of the few First Nations librarians in Canada. Now 16 Aboriginal Gene Joseph Scholars are working as information professionals.

Susie has been a cornerstone of the MLIS and Dual MASLIS programs, having taught all students coming into the core since 1995. In addition, she served as Chair of the MLIS program, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Liaison, making her instrumental in shaping the MLIS curriculum at the iSchool.

Recognized internationally as an expert on Canadian children's literature, Judith has influenced new generations of students over the past 32 years in her role as professor within the school, Chair of the Master of Arts in Children's Literature, and developer and instructor for numerous courses in children's literature and public library services to children and young adults.

Her love for the field, warmth and generosity, and knowledge of children's literature and librarianship have won the hearts of students who come to the school.

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