UBC School of Information offers many exciting research opportunities for its faculty and students. Our faculty are known experts in their field, and are frequently acknowledged for the quality of their teaching and their commitment to professional service, both of which directly contribute to the value of their on-going research.

Our research is cross-disciplinary, community-engaged and internationally recognized.


Research Highlights

  • Award-winning faculty, recognized provincially, nationally and internationally for their contributions and leadership in library, archival and information studies research
  • Research projects funded in excess of $1M annually
  • Partner in the Designing for People research cluster, a multidisciplinary approach in people-centered design for interactive technologies, with several faculty contributing to the development of the program
  • Faculty lead major research initiatives: InterPARES project for archival standards and digital records preservation and Blockchain@UBC research cluster
  • iSchool research published in the top journals in the field: Journal of the Association of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T), Archivaria, Information Processing and Management (IPM), Library and Information Science Research (LISR), Information Research, Journal of Documentation, Interacting with Computers, and Journal of Information Science


Research Areas


Social Media and natural language processing

Human-computer interaction, information interaction and information design

Cultural heritage

Records and information management