Archives and Records Management Staff

Paul Hebbard

University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy
Phone: (778) 782-2313
Email: hebbard@sfu.ca

As University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy, 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).

Richard Dancy

Systems and University Records Archivist
Phone: (778) 782-2291
Email: radancy@sfu.ca

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.

Melanie Hardbattle

Acquistions and Outreach Archivist
Phone: (778) 782-2195
Email: mhardbat@sfu.ca

As Acquisitions and Outreach Archivist, Melanie works to raise awareness of the Archives at SFU and amongst the broader research community. In doing so, she collaborates with faculty to integrate archival materials and instruction into teaching and research activitives at the University. Melanie is also responsible for the strategic development of research collections and serves as the liaison to individuals and groups interested in donating material to the Archives.

Melanie has worked as an archivist in academic, municipal and insitutional archives, most recently as Special Collections Archivist at the Simon Fraser University Library. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Informations Studies and holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree.

Robert McLelland

Information and Privacy Archivist
Phone: (778) 782-2121
Email: Robert_McLelland@sfu.ca

Robert 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.

Shamin Malmas

Records Management Archivist
Phone: (778) 782-3111
Email: shamin_malmas@sfu.ca

As Records Management Archivist, Shamin is responsible for for the continued development, implementation, and maintenance of the records management program, which aims to ensure that the University’s current and future records and information management needs are met. 

Shamin has worked as an information professional in a variety of public and private sector settings across Western Canada. She also served as President of the Archives Society of Alberta, 2014-2018. Shamin is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Informations Studies and holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) and a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS).

Matthew Lively

Archival Technician
Phone: (778) 782-3805
Email: mlively@sfu.ca

Matthew handles rountine researcher inquiries and assists the Archives program in digitizing, accessioning and arranging and describing records. He also provides administrative support to the department, including budget tracking, maintenance of the departmental website, and updating documents such as procedures and guidelines.

Records Centre Clerk
Phone: (778) 782-4547
Email: rcclerk@sfu.ca

The Records Centre Clerk provides operational support for the Records Management, Archival and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Programs. The incumbent 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.

This position is currently vacant. Please direct all University Records Centre service inquiries to Matthew Lively at mlively@sfu.ca.