You can learn more about ACA@UBC at our student chapter website right here.


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.

2019-2020 Executive

Co-coordinator: Julia Alforde

Julia is a second-year MAS student from Seattle. Her interests include digitization and emerging technology in archives, salsa dancing, and backpacking.

Co-coordinator: Clara Gimenez-Delgado

Clara is a second-year MASLIS Student from Spain. She holds a BA and MA in History and a MA in Museum Studies. Her interests include personal and non-textual archives and the theory and practice behind interdisciplinary cultural institutions.

Co-treasurer: Rachel Wertheim

Rachel is a third-year MASLIS student. She is from Virginia and holds an MA in art history. Her interests include privacy policies and legislation, digital archives, and information governance.

Co-treasurer: Olivia Inglin

Olivia is a third-year MASLIS student. She holds a BA in history and political science; her interests include government archives, privacy, policy, and elections. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and cooking.

Secretary: Natalie Trapuzzano

Natalie is a second-year MASLIS student from Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional interests include community archiving, personal archives, and promoting inclusivity in information spaces. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, and painting.

Communications: Arika Kaneko

Arika is a second-year MAS student from Japan. She holds a BA and MA in Global Studies and is also a Ph.D candidate at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. Her interest includes records management and community archives.

Publicity: Claire Jeter

Claire is a second-year MAS student. She holds a BS in Historic Preservation with minors in History and Art History from Roger Williams University. Her interests include community archives, audiovisual and non-texual records, as well as digital preservation and digitization of analogue materials.

Events Co-coordinator: Francesca Magnoni

Francesca is a second-year MAS student from Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval History and she studied Archival Science in Milan. Francesca was previously a researcher and teacher. Her interests include records management and digital archives.

Events Co-coordinator: Brian Mayne

Brian is a first-year MAS student from the United States. He holds a BA in History from the University of Oregon. His interests involve history, videogames, and tabletop roleplaying games, and he prefers to plan for the future while living in the present, taking each day as it comes.

Website/Wordpress Manager: Sarah Ainsworth

Sarah is in her second year as a Dual MAS and MLIS student. She studied film and sociology as an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz, and is particularly interested in audiovisual archives.

Graphic Design: Ruby Yuen

Ruby is a second-year MASLIS student from Hong Kong. She studied Linguistics and Cultural Studies as an undergraduate, and holds a MA in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition. Her interests include records management and information governance. She enjoys cooking, snowboarding and rock climbing in her leisure time.

First Year Representative/ARMA Co-representative: Lilli Shwonek

Lilli is a first year MAS student from the Seattle area. Her BA is in History, with an emphasis on the history of science. Her interests include record/archives law, non-textual records, writing fiction, and reading nearly anything.

First Year Representative: Bryan Wood

Bryan is a First Year MAS student from North Vancouver. He has a creative writing associate degree and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Capilano University. He has an interest in local history, archives and museums, reading and writing genre fiction, and length swimming.

ARMA Co-representative: Kristin Simmons

Kristin is a second year Dual student from California. She holds a BA in English Literature and a minor in Classical Studies from California State University, Fresno. Her interests include personal archives, codicology, and knitting.

AABC Representative: Nicole Kapphahn

Nicole is a second-year Dual student from northern BC. She holds a BA in Anthropology from UNBC, and spent an exchange year at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her interests include personal archives, rare books, and museums, as well as travelling, swing dancing, and music.

LASSA Representative: Luz Villarreal

Luz is a second-year Dual student from California. They hold a BA in Asian Studies, with minors in Chinese and History, from California State University at Long Beach, which included an exchange year at National Taiwan University. Their interests include academic libraries and archives, records management, and Star Trek.


Past Coordinators: Alex Alisauskas and Georg Gänser

Faculty Advisor: Luciana Duranti


The homepage banner is designed by Ruby.

Past executive lists available here.