Grant Hurley and Matthew Murray awarded conference funding

June 24, 2014

Congratulations to Grant Hurley and Matthew Murray, who were awarded conference funding under the programs “Student to ACA” and “Student to CLA”. In support of conference attendance, every year SLAIS provides financial assistance to a student in each of its programs, a travel stipend of up to $500.

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Arts Co-op MLIS student profile: Kate Sloan

June 24, 2014

Kate Sloan, a student in the Master’s of Library and Information Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, says co-op “opened [her] eyes to new opportunities” in her job field. Kate, who worked at the Calgary Public Library (CPL) as a Youth Services Co-op student, was given both a large amount of responsibility and the ability to gain experience in several aspects of CPL’s operations.

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2014 UBC iSchool MLIS Co-op Student of the Year

June 24, 2014

This year’s MLIS Co-op Student of the Year winner, Krystyna Nowak, was honoured for her work term with BGC Engineering, where her supervisor Jocelyn Hallman described her as demonstrating “initiative, creativity, innovation, and leadership”, and even inspiring Jocelyn herself to a “higher standard of librarianship.”

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Grant Hurley named 2014 UBC iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year

June 21, 2014

UBC iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year has been awarded to Grant Hurley for his work with Teck Resources Limited. Grant took on a wide range of responsibilities, including writing a comprehensive manual of policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Corporate Archives, conducting an inventory of potential archival holdings, and assisting in archival reference for employees, members of the Board of Directors, and public researcher.

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iSchool Faculty at DIS 2014

June 20, 2014

The Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014 Conference is just around the corner and our faculty will be front and centre at the Vancouver-based event.

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iSchool alum Myron Groover named ‘Mover & Shaker’ by American Library Association

March 12, 2014

Myron Groover (MLIS '12) was recently named a 'Mover & Shaker' by Library Journal due to his work in information policy and ethics.

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Presenting the New iSchool Website!

October 2, 2013

Over the last month, the school has been hard at work developing a new website with increased functionality for applicants, students, faculty and community members. Please take some time to look around.

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The Canada IFLA adventure

July 9, 2013

The Canada IFLA adventure: 85 years of Canadian participation in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 1927 to 2012. By Judith Saltman With Contributions from Dan Gillean, Kathleen Jamie McCarthy, Myron Groover, Jack J. Unrau, and Rachel Balko.

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2013 Arts Co-op MLIS Student of the Year is Ebony Magnus

June 24, 2013

This year’s winner, Ebony Magnus, was honoured for her work term at the UBC Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Over the course of her two-term co-op assignment, Ebony taught 47 first-year library instruction sessions and saw an opportunity to use data collected during these workshops for an information visualization project required for one of her courses.

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Daniel Collins named 2013 MAS iSchool Student of the Year

June 21, 2013

The 2013 MAS iSchool Student of the Year award goes to Daniel Collins for his work term at the Arts Club Theatre Company. Due to his excellent performance, Daniel has been given a contract to continue working with the Arts Club. Daniel’s supervisor, Vanessa Richards, says his “excellent work … exceeded our expectations to manage the scope of the project.”

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