Interim Head, Research Commons Research Services, The University of British Columbia
Eugene Barsky is the Head of Research Commons at UBC. Eugene is chairing the national Portage Data Discovery Expert Group, participates in building the Canadian Federated Research Data Repository service (FRDR), and collaborates with Research Data Canada (RDC) and the European Union (OpenAIRE). Eugene is the lead Principal Investigator for the national Geodisy project, funded by CANARIE. His recent peer-recognition included the American Society for Engineering Education and Special Library Association awards. He published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and presented at more than 50 conferences. Eugene is an adjunct professor at the iSchool at UBC, teaching courses in science librarianship and research data management, and is one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest data curators group.