I would like to say thank-you to all the students who provided their input regarding SLAIS’s external review. The ACA@UBC Coordinator, two other MAS/Dual students, and MLIS students met with the committee yesterday. All the input, such as adjunct professors, the lack of permanent MAS faculty, a practical component to classes, etc., were mentioned by myself or other students.

The overall atmosphere on behalf of all the SLAIS student representatives was positive and supportive of SLAIS. We all spoke about the amazing opportunities and education we receive here at UBC, whether we are in MAS, MLIS, Dual or MACL program. The meeting primarily focused on why we love SLAIS and the positive ways the school could improve. If you have any questions about the review, feel free to email the ACA@UBC.

Lastly, if you haven’t visited the ACA@UBC’s seminars and symposium site, the link is below for you to check it out. Student registration is only 10$ with lunch included. We have a great roster of international speakers coming from LAC, Library of Congress and more, so please check out the site and register for the event! 

http://slais.ubc.ca/acasymposium2015

Wishing you all very happy holidays!

See you in January.