Archival Studies

Nicole is our 2018/2019 iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year, recognized for her work term with Murney Tower Museum (MTM), where her efforts to modernize how the museum organizes its collections will greatly impact MTM in many ways.

Ruby is our 2018/2019 Honourable Mention for iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year. During her term at Deloitte, Ruby worked on the transition to paper-lite business operations by preparing paper audit records for future dispositions.

Rhiannon is our 2018/2019 iSchool MLIS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for her work term with the Invermere Public Library, where she planned and co-facilitated the 2019 Summer Reading Club.

Nicole is now able to professionally curate exhibitions and create digital writing content since completing her co-op term with the University of Victoria’s Special Collections and University Archives Department.

After completing her co-op term at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre library, Yvette has grown her skills in data management and collection development that will help her feel confident in future careers.

Through co-op, Jessica was able to pave the way to her current position, gaining what she calls “invaluable experiences” each step along the way.

Allison is our 2017/2018 iSchool (SLAIS) MAS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for their work term with the Digitized Okanagan History (DOH) project at UBC Okanagan. Allison feels that their co-op experience has helped to sharpen focus in their academic studies and they look forward to bringing these skills with them in future work.

Connecting with professionals in her field has been invaluable because she is able to “hear about others’ career pathways and the kind of work they do at the university, offering some perspective on the information field.”

The co-op program gave Susanne an opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge she gained in her studies into practice in both the private sector and in government, leading to a full time job upon graduation. Susanne believes that “it is important to be able to make the connection between theory and practice before you finish a school program as it prepares you for the reality of working in your chosen field and shortens the learning curve when you are hired.”

Sarah Rathjen won the 2010 SLAIS Student Of the Year (Master of Archival Studies) due to her outstanding achievement in all aspects of student performance, including academics, the  workplace, and professional and community involvement. Her work term at Royal BC Museum in Victoria illustrates how co-op played a role in bridging her academics and career development.