The School of Information is housed within the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre  (IKBLC) at the centre of the University of British Columbia’s campus in Vancouver, Canada – one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally-diverse cities.

UBC iSchool’s space is a mix of the kinetic and the serene, replete with supports to make your educational experience fulfilling and invigorating. Whether collaborating with colleagues in our state-of-the-art information technology labs, tackling a project in our interactive research lab, or catching up on readings in our student lounge overlooking the UBC courtyard, clock tower and impressive Koerner Library, the iSchool space is reflective of the school’s commitment to working at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

Pod Room and Greig Lab

The Roberta F. Greig Research Laboratory is a 315-square foot (29 square metres) research studio with modern audio-visual equipment, a projector, video conference capability and research computers with eye-tracking software. This space can be used for website usability studies, focus groups or research.

The Kitimat Lab has 8 PC computers, 2 Mac computers, a printer, scanning equipment with OCR and a bookable pod for working on group projects. This student lab space is loaded with software required for various courses, and is accessible via a student card. The Pod Room within Kitimat has a TV screen and whiteboard, and can be booked for student group meetings, mock presentations and research.

In addition to the computers provided in the research spaces, students have access to laptops for short-term loan at the UBC iSchool, along with other technology tools such as a SMART board, projectors, cameras, AV equipment, speakers and tripods.

Current students can learn more about the technology resources, spaces and software available to students on our Resources site.