Support Analyst I

Mitchell Wynkoop, Support Analyst IBackground

Mitchell Wynkoop (Mitch) is rejoining the learning center in a Support Analyst I role after completing his co-op and MLIS at the UBC School of Information in 2020. Mitchell was the co-op student assigned to work on the LibCal Implementation project for UBC Libraries. His professional experience includes work with academic libraries (with an emphasis on technology), management and customer service. Mitchell is passionate about opening access to information and technologies for users to educate and better themselves as well as their communities.



Current role and responsibilities

As a continuing role from Mitchell’s co-op experience with UBC Libraries, his support analyst position is primarily focused on the event and room booking system and its ongoing development. In addition to being a LibCal program resource, Mitchell also has had the opportunity to support additional library projects. He is interested in developing further web development skills in addition to data analysis.



Phone: (604)827-2393

Community Engagement Librarian

Nick Ubels, Community Engagement Librarian


Nick Ubels (he/him) joined the Learning Centre in April 2020 in a pilot position embedded at the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Nick graduated with a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the UBC iSchool in 2019. His previous professional experience includes roles in public and academic libraries, non-profit event planning, and multi-media. Nick believes that libraries can have a transformative impact when their work is community-led and focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Current Role and Responsibilities

As an embedded Community Engagement Librarian at the UBC Learning Exchange, Nick’s work includes supporting ongoing community initiatives and leading new ones. A significant aspect of this work includes outreach, consultation, and the further development of the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP) and Making Research Accessible initiative projects. The DTES RAP is an online, public collection that seeks to improve access to research relevant to the Downtown Eastside. Nick is interested in facilitating collaborative projects across university departments, institutions, organizations, and communities.


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