Co-coordinators: Cameron Welsh and Emma Moros
- Cameron (they/them) is a second-year MAS student from here in Vancouver. They have an MA in Russian Studies from Carleton University and a BA in History from Queen’s University. Their interests include personal and 2SLGBTQ archives, access to information and privacy, and communication in Records Management.
- Emma (they/them) is a second-year MASLIS student. They hold a BA in English literature with a minor in Arabic language. Before beginning their studies at UBC, Emma worked for several years in communications and media content analysis, and these interests shape their focus at the iSchool on how individuals access, use, and trust information. Emma’s non-academic interests include reading fiction, writing poetry, running, and cooking up a storm.
Secretary: Elizabeth Robertson
- Elizabeth Robertson (she/her) started the Dual MAS/MLIS in January 2022. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a BA in Linguistics and French, Elizabeth worked for several years supporting Indigenous communities in western Canada in cultural heritage research initiatives. She is curious about the ways information systems can support good decision-making, just policy, and strong communities. In her free time, you can find Elizabeth cycling, sport climbing, and studying the Slovenian language.
Treasurer: Shelley Jennings
- Shelley (she/her) is a second year MAS student with a BA in Communications and Culture. Her academic interests include the intersections between mental illness, advocacy work and personal archives. In her spare time she reads and writes personal essays, sews, and is an amateur radical mycologist.
Events Coordinator: Tiana Kirstein
- Jordan Kerr (she/her) is a second-year MAS and MLIS student from Victoria, British Columbia. She holds a BA (honors) in history and sociology from the University of Victoria. Her academic interests include oral histories, Canadian family research, and archives accessibility. More generally, Jordan’s interests include knitting, cooking, and listening to true crime podcasts.
- Tiana Kirstein (she/her) is a second-year MAS and MLIS student from a small town in Saskatchewan. She holds a BA Honours in Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies and Ukrainian Studies from the University of Saskatchewan. Her academic interests include medieval manuscripts and special collections, digitization, accessibility in archives, and public library programming. Her non-academic interests include figure skating, baking, pysanky writing, and all things crafty.
Communications: Kailey Fukushima
- Kailey Fukushima (she/her) is a second-year student in the MAS and MLIS programs at the UBC School of Information. She did her previous master’s in English Literature at the University of Victoria.
Graphics Designer: Linnet Chappelka
- Linnet Chappelka (she/her) is a student at the UBC iSchool pursuing degrees in Library Information Studies and Archival Studies with a First Nations Curriculum Concentration. Linnet works primarily with human rights archives and remembrance projects to encourage visibility and engagement.
Webmaster: Kailey Fukushima
ARMA Representative: Cameron Welsh
AABC Representative: Kira Razzo
- Kira (she/they) is a second-year MASLIS student from Kelowna, British Columbia (the ancestral territory of the Okanagan Syilx). She holds a degree in English with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. Her academic interests include film preservation and restoration, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ and community-led archives. Her general interests include reading, painting, and movie watching.
LASSA Representative: Andria Huculak
- I (she/her) am originally from Edmonton, although I have also lived in Winnipeg. I have a BA from the University of Alberta (double major in history and anthropology) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba. Before starting at UBC last September, I worked as a lawyer in private practice in Edmonton for three years. I began as an MLIS student but have since transferred to the Dual program. I enjoy reading, watching movies & TV, baking, cooking and any outdoor activities.
Faculty Advisor: Luciana Duranti
- Professor Luciana Duranti’s biography is available here.