UVic Libraries’ 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award – Terry Eastwood

Terry Eastwood was recognized as the UVic Libraries’ 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient on February 2 along with 10 other alumni from across the faculties. The UVic Distinguished Alumni Celebration, during Alumni Week 2016, is a presentation of the UVic Alumni Association.

Eastwood, nominated by UVic Libraries, is internationally recognized as a pioneer archival educator. In July 1981, he joined the faculty of the School of Librarianship at the University of British Columbia as the inaugural professor in the new Master of Archival Studies (MAS) Program, the first of its kind in North America. From 1981 to 2000, he acted as chair of the MAS program, graduates of which have gone on to play leading roles in their profession in Canada and other countries. On three separate occasions he acted as Director of what became the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC, and retired holding that position in 2010.

Aside from his internationally recognized work as a pioneer archival educator, Professor Eastwood is known for his contribution to the development of descriptive standards for archival material. Professor Eastwood is a Fellow of both the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.