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 a Digital Age,” which will be held at UBC February 15th & 16th.

As in previous years, all events will take place on the University of British Columbia campus, the Seminar on Thursday, February 15, and the Symposium on Friday, February 16. The Seminar consists of interactive panels, while the Symposium features formal presentations. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate.  

The Seminar will consist of four interactive discussion sessions led by the Symposium speakers as well as the following confirmed panelists:


Melissa Adams, Librarian and Archivist, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Elaine Goh, Records Manager and Privacy Officer at the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

Elizabeth Shaffer, IRSC Curator and Information Manager at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre


The Symposium will feature the following speakers:

Jason R. Baron, Information Governance and eDiscovery Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, DC

Jean-François Blanchette, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA

Jay Fedorak, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia

Pierluigi Feliciati, Professor in the MAS Program and Vice President Information Technologies at the University of Macerata

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

Rand Jimerson, Professor of History & Director, Archives and Records Management MA Program at Western Washington University

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

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

Stuart Rennie, Lawyer and Records Management and Information Consultant

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

Reserve your place at the Seminar and Symposium now! Early bird registration is open until January 31. Students pay $10. Register at: