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ACA@UBC 10th Annual Symposium


February 15, 2018 09:00 - February 16, 2018 16:30





Theme: Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in the Digital Age

The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is delighted to present its tenth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in the Digital Age, which will be held at UBC from February 15th to 16th, 2018.

Records and archives professionals have a mandate to preserve and protect records, while also enhancing their accessibility and dissemination. Unresolved: Balancing Access and Privacy in the Digital Age seeks to connect the perspectives of records and archives professionals with those of law professionals and government officials to critically examine how we can reconcile the seemingly conflicting values of access and privacy.

Event dates and location:

As in previous years, all events will take place on the University of British Columbia campus. Seminar sessions will take place on Thursday, February 15, and the symposium will take place on Friday, February 16. The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate.

Confirmed speakers to date are:

Jean-Francois Blanchette,
Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

Elizabeth Denham,
Information Commissioner at the UK Information Commission Office

Vincent Gogolek,
Executive Director of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Maria Guercio
Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, and President, Italian National Archival Association

Rand Jimerson
Professor & Director, Archives and Records Management Program, Western Washington University

Sam-chin Li
Reference/Government Publications Librarian at the University of Toronto

Kristina Lillico
Director, Regional Services and ATIP, Library and Archives Canada

Drew McArthur, Acting Commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Stuart Rennie
Lawyer and Records Management and Information Consultant, Vancouver

Jim Suderman,
Director, Access and Privacy, Records Program, and City Archives for the City of Toronto