You can learn more about ACA@UBC at our student chapter website.
In accordance with the Association of Canadian Archivists Guidelines for Student Chapters, the mission of the ACA@UBC is to:
a. Serve as a means of introducing new archivists into the profession;
b. Enhance the educational function by providing an additional focus for the students to discuss archival issues, identify with the profession, and engage in professional activities;
c. Promote communication among student members and between students;
d. Provide a communication channel for its members with the general membership of the Association and to the Board on matters of concern to the Chapter;
e. Develop the leaders of tomorrow’s archival profession; and
f. Attract new members into the Association.
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 and Morteza Rezaei
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.
Morteza (he/him) is a first-year MAS student. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computational Linguistics from Sharif University of Technology and is a GAA in InterPARES Trust AI. His current research interests revolve around digital archives and the creation and use of datasets for AI in archives and archival research. Morteza’s non-academic interests include hiking and cycling.
Events Coordinator: Tiana Kirstein
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 third-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: Lily Liu
Lily (she/her) is a first-year MASLIS student. She is interested in the unique nature of special libraries, rare books and special collections, and material preservation.
ARMA Representative: Eleanor Graham
Eleanor (she/her) started the MAS course in September 2022. Originally from Toronto, she graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Exter, UK, and has worked in library services as well as volunteering with physical and digitising archival collections. Her academic interests include non-traditional archival records, rights to access in archives, privacy legislation, digitisation, and digital records management systems. Eleanor’s other interests include reading, writing, inventing in the kitchen and skating.
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: Grace Park
Grace Park (she/her) is a first-year MASLIS student. She holds an HBA in History and East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto. Her academic interests focus on the processes of memory-making and the dissemination of historical narratives that shape people’s everyday lives.
MAS First Year Representatives: Eleanor Graham and Morteza Rezaei
MLIS First Year Representative: Seiji Bessho
Seiji (he/them) is a first-year MASLIS student. They hold a BA in History and Secondary Social Studies Education from Hiram College. Their academic interest is in anti-colonial archives and memorialization. Outside of academics, they primarily spend their time reading.
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Douglas
Professor Jennifer Douglas’ biography is available here.
Past executive lists are available on the “Past Executives” page of our student chapter website.