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Anisha Dhillon

Master of Library, Archival and Info. Sci

Master Student

Anisha Dhillon (She/Her/Hers) is a settler scholar living and working on the unceded, traditional, ancestral, and occupied homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Anisha is a second year Dual Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies student at the UBC School of Information. In her position as a Graduate Research Assistant, Anisha assisted the COVID-19 Witness Webinar Working Group under the supervision of the Convenor Dr. Victoria Lemieux (Associate Professor, School of Information and Co-Lead, Blockchain@UBC). In September 2020, Anisha joined Omicron AEC as a Digital File Management Analyst. Anisha assists the Digital Integration team pursue some of Omicron’s digital transformation goals, specifically related to file naming conventions and file management structures that need to be modernized, and technological approaches (including blockchain) that in turn need to be evaluated as potential solutions. Click here for more information. 

Research interests:

Blockchain technology and the e-government domain (e.g. how blockchain can facilitate transparency, accountability, and services to citizens/residents); blockchain technology as a democratizing technology, in terms of its facilitation of transparency (e.g. the possibility of blockchain solutions for government transparency, exploring the benefits and limitations of the technology against the backdrop of current handling of freedom of information requests, the culture of oral government, and the duty to document); blockchain and healthcare (public health crises; opioid crisis, harm reduction); blockchain and corporate records management. 

Mitacs Industry Partner: Lifeguard Health Digital
Internship Topic: Blockchain and information governance