People

Faculty
Full-time Faculty

Elizabeth Shaffer

Elizabeth Shaffer

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 0885
location_onResidential School History and Dialogue Centre
Limited cross appointment with the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Dr. Shaffer is crossed-appointed with UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC), where she acts as the Centre’s Executive Director in a seconded role. The Centre is a research unit th...Read more

Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers

Associate Professor | Doctoral Studies Committee Chair

phone604 827 3945
location_onIKBLC 485
Eric M. Meyers is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and conducts research on the information practices of young people in academic and everyday contexts. Eric’s research interests lie at the intersection of information scien...Read more

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel

Professor | Director

phone604 822 4448
location_onIKBLC 496
I am a Professor at the UBC School of Information where I teach and conduct research on the History of the Book. My primary interests are book design and communication in the premodern world, in particular how information was disseminated and consumed in the age before the invention of the printing ...Read more

Hannah Turner

Hannah Turner

Assistant Professor

phone604 827 3927
location_onIKBLC 483
I am a critical information studies scholar at the iSchool who investigates the connection between documentation, culture, and technology. I was a previously a Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Making Culture Lab at SFU. I completed my...Read more

Heather O'Brien

Heather O'Brien

Associate Professor | MLIS Program Chair

phone604 827 5842
location_onIKBLC 486
I am an Associate Professor at the iSchool and I teach courses on human-information interaction, user engagement and information system design. I have an MLIS and PhD from the University of Dalhousie. I have received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), ...Read more

Jennifer Douglas

Jennifer Douglas

Associate Professor | MAS Program Chair

phone604 827 5905
location_onIKBLC 487
I am an Associate Professor at the iSchool, where I teach classes on the archival system and profession, archival arrangement and description, and personal and community archives. My work centers on personal archives – how and why they are created, and how archivists understand, represent and prov...Read more

Julia Bullard

Julia Bullard

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 2843
location_onIKBLC 480
I am an assistant professor at the iSchool and I teach courses in knowledge organization, classification theory, and information systems. My research looks at the way that knowledge organization systems are designed, implemented, revised, broken or fixed. I am interested in the design of organizatio...Read more

Lisa Nathan

Lisa Nathan

Associate Professor | Minor in Informatics Program Chair

phone604 822 1574
location_onIKBLC 481
Hello and thank you for your interest. Working for an educational institution that occupies unceded Musqueam territory, each day challenges me to fulfill my responsibilities as a guest on their territory. Part of that work involves (re)imagining ways to define, value, and care for information, st...Read more

Luanne Sinnamon

Luanne Sinnamon

Associate Professor

phone604 822 0825
location_onIKBLC 477
I am an Associate Professor at the UBC iSchool and served as Director from 2015-2020. I hold a PhD from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, an MLS degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA (Russian history) from Carleton University, and a BA from the University of To...Read more

Luciana Duranti

Luciana Duranti

Professor

phone604 822 2587
location_onIKBLC 478
I am a Professor at the iSchool where I teach courses on diplomatics, records appraisal for selection and acquisition, preservation of digital records and advanced archival theory. My research aims to find solutions to digital record issues that can be universally applied. I analyze the historical d...Read more
ON LEAVE
until July 1, 2023

Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

ON LEAVE
until July 1, 2023

Associate Professor

phone604 827 4530
location_onIKBLC 493
I am an Associate Professor at the iSchool, cross-appointed with the Department of Linguistics. I am also an associate member of the Department of Computer Science. My areas of research interest are natural language processing, deep learning, Arabic natural language processing, and social media mi...Read more

Richard Arias-Hernández

Richard Arias-Hernández

Associate Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 1458
location_onIKBLC 484
I am an Associate Professor of Teaching at the School of Information at UBC. I teach courses in digital libraries, digital collections, information systems, information visualization, data management, analytics, and visualization at the iSchool graduate programs and in the Bachelor of Media Studies ...Read more

Rick Kopak

Rick Kopak

Associate Professor of Teaching | UBC iSchool Graduate Advisor

phone604 822 2898
location_onIKBLC 495

Research Area

Information Design
B.A. (Alberta), M.L.S., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Research Area

Information Design

Tess Prendergast

Tess Prendergast

Lecturer

phone604 822 5007
location_onIKBLC 494
I am a Lecturer at UBC iSchool, where I teach courses in the area of librarianship and children’s literature. Prior to joining the iSchool in 2019, I worked as a children’s librarian in a large urban public library for over two decades, where my work focused on early literacy support for diverse...Read more
ON LEAVE
until September 1, 2023

Victoria Lemieux

Victoria Lemieux

ON LEAVE
until September 1, 2023

Professor | Blockchain@UBC Cluster Lead

phone604 822 9199
location_onIKBLC 488
I am a Professor of Archival Science at the School of Information and lead of the Blockchain research cluster, Blockchain@UBC at the University of British Columbia – Canada’s largest and most diverse research cluster devoted to blockchain technology. My current research is focused on risk to the...Read more
Visiting Academics

Olivier St-Cyr

Olivier St-Cyr

he/him/his

Visiting Associate Professor of Teaching

location_onIKBLC 493
Olivier St-Cyr is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty of Information (iSchool) and a cross-appointed Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. St-Cyr received an Honours BA in Computer Science and Psychology from York Un...Read more