School of Library and Information Studies

Student Research

SLIS students engage in all manner of research activities. Highlights of SLIS student research include Martha Attridge Bufton, who was the recipient of the 2016 IFLA LIS Student Paper Award, and Amanda Larsen's Mitacs Accelerate Internship assessing compliance with multiple privacy regimes for a start-up software development company.


Theses completed by SLIS students over the 2016/17 academic year include:

Maureen Babb (MLIS) An Exploration of Academic Librarians as Researchers within a University Setting

Colette Leung (HuCo/MLIS) The Journeys of Books: Rare Books and Manuscripts Provenance Metadata in a Digital Age 

Zachary Schoenberger (HuCo/MLIS) Who Wrote This? Creator Metadata Quality on Academia.Edu

Sandra Schwab (HuCo/MLIS) Defining Privacy: A Critical Investigation of Canadian Political Discourse


In addition, SLIS students regularly present at a variety of academic and professional conferences at local, provincial and national venues.