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UBC Offers Funded Ph.D. Opportunities in Library, Archival and Information Studies


The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@UBC) is seeking exceptional and dynamic doctoral students to join them in September 2017 for their Doctor of Philosophy program in Library, Archival and Information Studies. Located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia the University of British Columbia is consistently recognized as one of the top 40 Universities in the world.

Admitted candidates typically receive up to 2 years of full funding in the form of Graduate Student Initiative funding through the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies with additional funding opportunities in the forms of research, teaching and service assistantships.

Those thinking about starting a Ph.D. who would like to talk to UBC about opportunities at the iSchoolare invited to attend an online information session that will provide further details.

Session Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am Pacific Standard Time

Co-hosted by Dr. Edie Rasmussen, Chair of the Doctoral Studies Committee and Dr. Luanne Freund, Acting Director

Interested parties can register for the session at

A Face-to-Face session will be held on Thursday October 6th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the iSchool Trail Meeting Room, 4th Floor Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, please register for that session here.

Application Deadline for PhD program:

  • Deadline for funding/award consideration – December 15, 2016
  • Final Application deadline – January 15, 2017 (all supporting documents due on February 1, 2017)