Archives & Records Management Staff
As Acting University Archivist, Paul is responsible for the management of corporate records and information resources in all media across the university. He leads and supervises three integrated programmes encompassing records management, access to information and protection of privacy, and archives.
Paul has worked in the Archives since 2002 and has previously held the positions of Records Management Archivist, Staff Archivist, and Digital Records Archivist. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and holds master's degrees in both Archival Studies (MAS) and Library and Information Studies (MLIS).
Phone: (778) 782-2291
Richard is on study leave from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018, he will be away during this time.
Richard has been with the SFU Archives since 1998. He is currently Project Lead for the Archives' three-year pilot project to develop a repository for born-digital and digitized archival records and implement a long-term digital preservation strategy. In addition, Richard provides reference services to the Archives’ clientele, designs and maintains the department's in-house databases, and develops information management policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
Richard is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree.
Shyla Seller is responsible for arranging and describing records to facilitate access, providing reference services to the Archives’ clientele, and digitizing audio-visual holdings for preservation and access. In addition, Shyla assists in the development of information management policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
Shyla holds master’s degrees in Archival Studies (MAS), Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Publishing (MPub). She is Managing Editor of Archivaria, the Journal of Canadian Archivists. Previously, Shyla worked as Project Archivist for SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books.
Alexandra coordinates and facilitates protection of privacy activities, enabling academic and administrative departments to fulfil their legal obligations under BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation. Alexandra has worked as an information professional in both government and higher education, including at the BC Housing Management Commission, the Insurance Corporation of BC and St Mark's College.
Alexandra is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies program and holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree.
Information and Privacy Archivist
Phone: (778) 782-2121
Robert McLelland is responsible for processing and coordinating access to information requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and for coordinating activities relating to the protection of personal information at the University. Robert has worked as an information professional for both municipal and provincial government, including the BC Liquor Distribution Branch and the City of Delta.
Robert is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies program and holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree.
Matthew provides administrative support to the department, including budget tracking, maintenance of the departmental website, and updating documents such as procedures and guidelines. He also assists the Archives program in digitizing and arranging records.
Rex provides operational support for the Records Management, Archival and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Programs. He processes departmental records transfers and retrievals from the University Records Centre, acting as the Archives and Records Management Department's primary contact in the provision of these services.