Dr. Victoria Lemieux is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank and an Associate Professor in Archival Science at the University of British Columbia (currently on leave). She has previously held positions as a professional archivist, records manager and risk manager within the public and private sectors. She has also consulted for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the World Bank. While at the University of British Columbia, in addition to her teaching, she served for two years as Director of the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, during which time she was instrumental in setting up UBC’s Digital Salon as a locus for the Digital Humanities. She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), which focused on the information-related causes of the Jamaican Banking Crisis. Since 2005, she has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She has won several awards and distinctions for her research and professional contributions, including the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the records profession, and a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in financial contexts, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights.
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