Ana Rita Morais¹ is a Portuguese-born, Toronto-based academic, educator, and administrator. She is the Chair of the School of Design at George Brown College², and holds a doctorate from the Communication and Culture Program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has devoted much of her academic career to investigating mobile media, including her SSHRC-funded research-creation doctoral project, me-dérive: toronto³— an augmented reality counter-archive of Toronto's historical urban environments.
Ana Rita is the Principal Investigator on a multi-year NSERC-funded project⁴ in partnership with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a member of the HXOUSE⁵ programming team, the Vice-President of The ArQuives⁶, and the recipient of Eastern Canada's 2021 RGD Educator Award.
Overall, she's passionate about pedagogy, research, locative media, and pizza⁷.