Chris Tanasescu

ChrisChris Tanasescu is Coordinator of Digital Humanities Resources with University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts and an Adjunct Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Computer Science. He specializes in digital literary studies and computational literary analysis and was principal investigator on a SSHRC-funded project on Poetry Computational Graphs. He has expertise in machine learning, data science, corpora development, and graph theory.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Introduction to NLP and Network Apps.

André Vellino

andre-vellino-bwAndré Vellino is an associate professor in Information Studies at the University of Ottawa and an adjunct research professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. His research interests include recommender systems for digital libraries, the automatic inference of metadata schemas for scientific research datasets and the cognitive science aspects of automated reasoning systems.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Data Curation. How to Preserve, Share, and Discover Datasets.

Justine Boudreau

Justine BoudreauJustine completed her mechanical engineering degree at uOttawa and is now working on an Electronic Business Technologies Masters. During the last three years she has spent her time playing with new tech and diversifying her knowledge. She spent almost 2 years working with the Maker Mobile delivering workshops and integrating new curriculum for robotics and women in science and engineering. She then moved on to work for the uOttawa Richard L’Abbé Makerspace while teaching and running the first and second year engineering design courses run through the Makerlab. In her spare time, Justine has being practicing Kung Fu and some serious crafting.

Course taught at DHSITE 2018: Introduction to 3D Printing.

Jay Irizawa

Jay IrizawaJay is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University in Advertising, Environment Design, and Graphic Design. His design practice explores the unboundaries of digital/physical space through research and education. Formal training in painting, photographic arts, and interior design informs a multidisciplinary approach to interior, exhibit, industrial, and graphic design media. As an award-winning Group Creative Director in advertising, event, product, and experiential communications, Jay has spear-headed Creative for top-tier global clients in national and international projects. He is currently applying his experience to inform projects between environments and information at the nexus of digital theory and design-informed agency.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Creative Data. New Media Interdisciplinary Design.

David McDougall

david mcdougallDavid McDougall graduated from Queen’s University with a BFA and received his Masters from York University.  He began his artistic career as a figurative sculptor, focusing on the intersection between traditional bronze sculpture and snapshot photography. His practice transformed through several formative collaborations, which now includes creating kinetic and electronic art and incorporating techniques of mesh molding and 3D printing. His current artistic practice investigates technological and environmental issues through sculpture. McDougall has exhibited throughout Ontario and has been an instructor and technician at the University of Ottawa over the past decade.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: 3D Selfie. Introduction to Digital Sculpture.

Jean-François Lozier

jean-francois-lozierJean-François Lozier est professeur remplaçant au Département d’histoire de l’Université d’Ottawa, détaché du Musée canadien de l’histoire où il est conservateur responsable de l’histoire de l’Amérique française depuis 2011. Détenteur d’un doctorat en histoire de l’Université de Toronto (2012), ses recherches portent principalement sur les relations franco-amérindiennes aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, ainsi que la culture matérielle, la commémoration, l’histoire publique et numérique.  Il enseigne depuis quelques années « HIS4760 : Histoire et jeux vidéo » à l’Université d’Ottawa, s’intéressant d’une manière toute particulière à la représentation vidéoludique des autochtones et du colonialisme.

Jean-François Lozier is a replacement professor at the University of Ottawa’s Department of History, on leave from the Canadian Museum of History where he has served as curator responsible for French North America since 2011. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (2012), and his research focus has been the history of Franco-Indigenous relations during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as material culture, commemoration, and public and digital history.  He has been teaching these past few years “HIS4760: History and Video Games” at the University of Ottawa, and studying how games represent Indigenous peoples and colonialism.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Introduction to Game Studies.

Sarah Simpkin

sarah-photo-tallSarah Simpkin is currently serving as Interim Digital Scholarship Librarian and part-time Digital Humanities instructor at the University of Ottawa, where she is working on advancing DH initiatives across campus. In her previous role as GIS and Geography Librarian, Sarah managed the library’s geospatial data and map collections, coordinated map digitization projects and taught mapping workshops. She holds an Hon. BSc. in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto and an MLIS from Western University.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Mapping and Spatial Methods for the Humanities


Joël Rivard

Joel RivardJoël Rivard is the replacement GIS and Geography Librarian at the University of Ottawa. Before taking this position in the summer of 2017, Joël spent over 15 years working as the Cartographic Specialist and the GIS Technician at the Carleton University Library. He has a Master of Information Studies as well as an honours degree in Geomatics with a minor in Environmental Studies.

Course taught at DHSITE2018: Mapping and Spatial Methods for the Humanities.