UBC School of Information offers many exciting research opportunities for its faculty and students. Our research is cross-disciplinary, community-engaged and internationally recognized.

Our faculty are known experts in their field. They are frequently acknowledged for their teaching quality and commitment to professional service, which directly contribute to the value of their ongoing research.

Research highlights

Research projects funded over $1.5M annually


Partner in multiple UBC research clusters


Research published in the top journals in the field

Research highlights

  • Our award-winning faculty is recognized provincially, nationally and internationally for their contributions and leadership in library, archival and information studies research.
  • We are partners in the Designing for People research cluster, a multidisciplinary approach to people-centred design for interactive technologies, with several faculty contributing to the development of the program.
  • Faculty lead significant research initiatives: InterPARES project for archival standards and digital records preservation and Blockchain@UBC research cluster.
  • Research conducted at the School of Information is published in the top journals in the field. Including, but not limited to the 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 Spaces

Our research spaces at the UBC School of Information include a mix of the kinetic and the serene, replete with supports to make your educational and research experiences fulfilling and invigorating.
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