ACA@UBC 10th Annual Symposium 2018


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.  


A selection of confirmed speakers to date:

  • 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
  • Drew McArthur, Acting Commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
  • Jim Suderman, Director, Access and Privacy, Records Program, and City Archives for the Cityof Toronto


The University of British Columbia

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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1



Phone: 604-822-2404

Fax: 604-822-6006

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