Victoria Lemieux

Associate Professor
PhD, University College London
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

Dr. Victoria Lemieux is an Associate Professor of Archival Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in blockchain record keeping systems, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), and, since 2005, has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is also the winner of the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of records management, a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award, and a 2016 Emerald Literati Award for her research on blockchain technology.

Primary Recipient Awards

International Research Roundtables, Victoria Lemieux, 2019

Victoria Lemieux
Chen Feng

The Truth Machine: Exploring the Social, Records, and Technical Potential and Pitfalls of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Blockchain technology has emerged as a solution to the problem of trust in data and records, and  trust in social, political and economic institutions, due to its profound potential as a digital trust infrastructure.  By bringing researchers and industry and community partners from diverse backgrounds together, this roundtable will help unpack relationships and interdependencies among the social, data/records and technological “layers” of blockchain technology which are, at present, not fully appreciated and understood, and help to assess the potential net benefit for humanity of this important emerging technology.  The roundtable will lead to co-­creation of new knowledge about the interdependencies and relationships among social, data/records, and technological layers of blockchain technology and, in doing so, lead to new insights about the potential and pitfalls of this technology as well as possible new insights and ideas about how to explore the impact upon humanity of other such emerging technologies.

Early Career Scholars, Victoria Lemieux, 2009

Victoria Lemieux

Co-principal Investigator Awards

International Visiting Research Scholars, Shin'ichiro Matsuo, 2018

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

International Visiting Research Scholars, William Wong, 2012

William Wong
Victoria Lemieux