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SLAIS: The iSchool at UBC: Ph.D. Students


Colleen Addison
B.A. Honors (Alberta), M.A. (New Brunswick), M.L.I.S. (Western Ontario)

Research interests: Information avoidance, Health information, Information literacy.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Avoidance of Health Information

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luanne Freund


 Luciana Duranti

Jessica Bushey
B.A. (British Columbia), M.A.S. (British Columbia)

Research interests: Archives, Photography, Digital Preservation, Archival Description, Online Access Systems.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Digital Images as Accurate and Trustworthy Records.

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti


 Rick Kopak

Sarah Gilbert
B.A. (Mount Allison), M.L.I.S. (Dalhousie)

Research interests: Task-based and contextual information, seeking behaviour and use, Internet research, Social networking
Human computer interaction.

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite


 Victoria Lemieux

Elaine Goh
BSocSc, Honours (Singapore), M.A.S. (British Columbia)

Research interests: Records Management, Archives, Digital Preservation, Organizational Culture

Dissertation Topic/Title: From the Trenches: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Archival Legislation on Records Management in Commonwealth Countries

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti

 Aaron Loehrlein

Adam Jansen
B.S. (Wisconsin-Oshkosh), MS Interdisciplinary: Public History, Business Administration and Computer Science (Eastern Washington)

Research interests
: Digital Preservation, Archival Diplomatics, Trustworthy Records, Database Design, Computer Forensics, Information Assurance.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Authenticity in Records Systems: An Analysis of Technological
Contexts in Digital Archives Supporting the Authenticity of Records.

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti


 Heather O'Brien

Alamir Novin
B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (Concordia)

Research interests
: Human Computer Interaction, Information visualization, Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Social networking 

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite



Drew Paulin
B.A. Honors (McMaster), M.Sc. (Simon Fraser)

Research interests: eLearning, Educational Technology, Learning Analytics, Interaction Design, Information Visualization, Human Computer Interaction.

Dissertation Topic/Title: The design and evaluation of blended learning educational environments

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite


 Heather O'Brien

Corinne Rogers
B.Sc. Honors (Bates College), B.Mus. (Durham), M.A. (Western Ontario), M.A.S. (British Columbia)

Research interests: Archival Theory, Privacy, Identity, Authenticity, Digital Diplomatics, Digital Records Forensics.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Authenticity goes virtual: An exploration of authenticity and authentication as mechanisms for trusting information in a digital world

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti


 Heather O'Brien

Elizabeth Shaffer
B.A. (British Columbia), M.A.S. (British Columbia)

Research interests: Social Media, Archival theory, Information Policy, Intellectual Property, Digital Preservation.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Social media in government: An exploratory study of the nature of social media digital artefacts and the implications for public policy

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti


 Edie Rasmussen

Weimei Pan
B.M. (Tianjin Normal), M.M. (Tianjin Normal)

Research interests: Appraisal, Records Management, Digital Preservation, Public Administration.

Dissertation Topic/Title: Record-making and recordkeeping in Chinese Government

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Luciana Duranti



Graduates of the iSchool Doctoral Program

Fiorella Foscarini (2009)

Cherie Givens (2009)

Hee Jin Park (2010)

Saad Alzahrani (2010)

Chia-Ning Chiang (2010)

Lei Zhang (2011)

Tatal Al-haji (2012)

Evelyn Markwei (2013)

Li (Sherry) Xie (2013)

Jean McKendry (2013)

Donald Force (2013)

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