Toronto Metropolitan University

Doctorate of Philosophy, Communication and Culture


Dissertation: me-dérive: toronto: Remediating the [AR]chival Impulse
Committee: Anne MacLennan (Supervisor), Jan Hadlaw, Janine Marchessault, Adriana de Souza e Silva (External Reviewer)
Nominated for a Governor General Award

York University

Master of Arts, Communication and Culture


Thesis: New Media Technologies and the Transition to Personal Public Spheres: Exploring the Circuit of the Mobile Device Use Model
Committee: Barbara Crow (Supervisor), Ana Viseu, Isabel Pedersen

York University

Honors Bachelor of Arts


Majors: Honours Bachelor, Double Major in Mass Communications and Professional Writing


George Brown College

Chair, School of Design


Overseeing ten academic progams across the School of Design. Reporting to Dean, Centre for Art, Design and Information Technology


Curriculum Development


Curriculum organization and development for "No More Dreams," program

George Brown College

Program Coordinator, School of Media and Performing Arts


Program Coordinator for Media Foundation, reported to Chair, School of Media & Performing Arts 

Faculty, School of Design & School of Media and Performing Arts


Reported to Chair, School of Media and Performing Arts, and School of Design


George Brown College

Curriculum Development, School of Design


Lead development of four-year Honours Bachelor of Brand Design from ideation to development of curriculum, including internal (College-Wide) and external reviews (PEQAB, CVS etc.) and benchmarks. 

Faculty, Interaction Design and Development, School of Design


Course Designed and Taught: Human Computer Interaction

Faculty, Media Foundation, School of Media and Performing Arts


Courses Designed and Taught: Media History; Media Research; Interaction Fundamentals; Digital Portfolio

Toronto Metropolitan University

Contract Faculty, School of Creative Industries


Course Taught: Creative Industries Research Methodologies 

Teaching Assistant


Courses: Strategic Storytelling in Industry; Power, Change and Technology; Business of Creative Media; Introduction to Professional Communication; Research Methods & Information Gathering 


George Brown College

Principal Investigator, Office of Research and Innovation


Funded by NSERC, the "Design Thinking to Optimize Pre-Surgical Care (PEACE): Using Big Data for Holistic and Integrated Patient Care" project will create an e-health platform for pre-surgical patient care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in collaboration with healthcare professionals, interactive designers, patients and caregivers to support sustainable and progressive patient care.

Researcher, Design Centre for the Smart Economy


Working with a team of researchers, administrators, and faculty members to contribute to the expansion of applied research in fulfillment of the NSERC Innovation Enhancement and CFI grants ($4.7M) awarded to the School of Design.

Toronto Metropolitan University

Research Assistant, Navigating the Confusopoly


Explored the intersection of seniors and smartphones in a project entitled “Navigating the Confusopoly: an Investigation of the Effectiveness of Canada’s Wireless Code of Conduct for Older Canadians” with Dr. Catherine Middleton.

Wilfrid Laurier

Research Assistant, Activity Theory Project


Part of the “Activity Theory Project,” a SSHRC-funded two-year inquiry by Dr. Alex Levant, that aimed to trace the development of Activity Theory, an interdisciplinary methodological approach to the study of the origin and development of the mind, identity and the self. 

York University

Research Assistant, Mobile Media Lab


I worked closely on the “Seniors and Cells” project by Dr. Barbara Crow and Dr. Kim Sawchuk sponsored by the SSHRC-Partnership Development Grant under project title “Active Ageing, Mobile Technologies” (2011–2014). Responsibilities including recruiting, interviewing, compiling data, to uncover ways in which older Canadians tactically negotiate variety of barriers to access and make decisions about their media use. I was also responsible for website updates, as well as editing for its affiliated journal, wi: Journal of Mobile Media.

Research Assistant, Remembering Radio


The SSHRC-funded “Remembering Radio,” project by Anne MacLennan, sought to reclaim early memories of radio in the lives of everyday Canadians, with hopes to discover more about the role of radio in the homes of ordinary Canadians from its inception. As a senior researcher, my responsibilities included recruiting participants, interviewing, and transcribing.


"Locative Media En Plein Air," Workshop with B. Oppegaard, I. J. Erdal, J. Frith & K. Oie at International Communication Association (ICA) 15th Annual Mobile Preconference (May 23, 2018) at National Technical Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.

"The Philosophy of Education and Future Ways of Living," (Engagement Panel) at Toronto Digifest (April 25–28, 2018) at Corus Quay Toronto, Canada.

"Talking Accessibility," Ively Lecture Series, (December 5, 2017) at 401 Richmond: The Tell, Toronto, Canada.

"me-dérive: toronto: An Augmented Reality Archive" Canadian Communication Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, (May 30–June 2, 2017) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

"Designing Privacy," Department of Unusual Certainties & Pantopicon: Toronto Design Offsite Festival (January 18, 2017) at CIVIS, Toronto, Canada. 

"me-dérive: toronto: Augmented Reality and the Dispositif of the Digital Urban Archive," Activist Media Archives: De/Materializing Bodies Symposium (November 12, 2016) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

"Past, Present, and Future of Locative Media," Workshop with J. Frith, R. Wilken & J. Farman at International Communication Association (ICA) Mobile Preconference (June 8, 2016) at Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. 

"me-dérive: toronto: An Augmented Reality Digital Archive," Ryerson Changemaker (November 16, 2015) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. 

"Streetmuseum in Screenspace: Exploring Urban Museums and Cultural Archives through AR Apps," The Space and Place Project (September 3–5, 2015) at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. 

"Augmented Reality and the Digital Urban Archive," World Cities World Class (WC2) Symposium (August 10–14, 2015) at City University London, London, UK. 

"Instamovement: Visualizing #BlackLivesMatter as Citizen Journalism on Instagram," Social Media & Society International Conference (July 27–29, 2015) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. 

"Examining the Repertory, Interface and Navigation of Contemporary Museums Applications as New Ways of Seeing,"  Canadian Commmunication Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, (June 3–5, 2015) at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

"Exploring (Un)knowns Online: Critical, Reflexive Methodological Explorations of Digital Knowledge," Future Communications: York-Ryerson University Symposium (November 14, 2014) at York University, Toronto, Canada.

"Instanews: Photojouralism in the Instagram Era," Social Media & Society International Conference (September 27–28, 2014) at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

"Instaethics: Visual Repertory of Mobile Photography in Conflict Zones," Canadian Communication Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, (May 28–30, 2014) at Brock University, St. Catherines, Canada. 

"From Apparatus to Application: The Visual Repertory of Mobile Photography," Future Communications: York-Ryerson University Symposium (December 13, 2013) at York University, Toronto, Canada.

"Navigating the 'Circuit of Mobile Device Use' Model," 35th Annual Humanities and Technology Conference (November 7–9, 2013) at St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, USA.

"New Media Technologies and the Transition to Personal Public Spheres: The 'Circuit of Mobile Device Use' Model," MiT 8: Public Media, Private Media (May 3–5, 2013) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. 


"Mobile Internet," (2018) Co-authored with J. Obar, In B. Warf (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of the Internet, Vol. 3 (pp. 645–648).

"Towards a New Visuality of 'Mobile Infography': Examining Contemporary Visual Applications as New Ways of Seeing," (2018) In M. S. Daubs & V. Manzerolle (Eds.), Mobile and Ubiquitous Media: Critical & International Perspectives (pp. 109–125). New York: Peter Lang. 

"Review: Galit Wellner's 'A Post-Phenomenological Inquiry of Cell Phones: Genealogies, Meanings, and Becoming," (2017) Mobile Media and Communication, 5 (3): 278–280. 

"Streetmuseum in Screenspace: Exploring Urban Museums and Cultural Archives through Augmented Reality Applications," (2016) The Space and Place Project 6 Proceedings. InterDisciplinary. 

"Review: Imar de Vries' 'Tantalisingly Close'," (2014) Mobile Media and Communication, 2 (3): 371–372. 

"Grey All the Way," (2011) Co-authored with B. Crow and A. Mitchell, No More Potlucks, Issue 18: amour.



"Post-Secondary Teaching," CC 9906: Communication and Culture Field Seminar (July 23, 2020) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

"The [AR]chival Impulse: A Look at Augmented Reality through Research-Creation," BDES1001: Digital Systems & Software (November 22, 2018) at George Brown College, Toronto, ON.  

"Using Urban Data for Research Creation,"  Institute without Boundaries (IwB) (November 22, 2016) at George Brown College, Toronto, ON. 

 "Secondary Analysis of Public and Big Data," CRI 710: Creative Industries Research Methodologies (November 17, 2016) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 

"Transmedia Storytelling in Organizations," CMN 324: Strategic Storytelling in Industry (March 4, 2016) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 

"Interrogating Media Historu through Software," HIS 500: History and New Media (November 3, 2015) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 

"Instagram as a Tool for Photojournalists: Exploring Mobile Photographt in Conflict Zones," JRN 100: Info & Visual Resources for Journalists (November 11, 2014) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 



Director, The ArQuives. Focused on Communication, Website Design and Programming.

Heads of Media Arts and Design (HOMAD). 

IADT MA in Interdisciplinary Design Strategies Review Panel (2020). Adjudication Committee at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

Organizing Committee, Learn to Learn (2020). Charrette (July 10–20) with George Brown College and Deloitte Digital.

Moderator, Women x Design (2018). Panel Event (October 11), George Brown College.

Advisor, International Charrette (2018), George Brown College.

Facilitator, Future Ways of Living (FWoL) III Charrette (2018), George Brown College. 

Moderator, Women in the Creative Industries (2017). Panel Event (February 9), Ryerson University.

PhD Student Representative (2015–16). Communication and Culture Graduate Executive Committee, Ryerson University.

Design Chair (2015–16). Intersections | Cross-Sections Communication and Culture Graduate Student Conference, York-Ryerson University. 


Journal of Communication Inquiry. Blind Review, Sage Journals, April 2018.  

International Communication Association (ICA). Conference Blind Review, November 2018.

Intersections | Cross-Sections Communication and Culture York-Ryerson Graduate Student Conference. Blind Peer Review, January 2016.

International Communication Association (ICA). Conference Blind Review, November 2016.

Time and Society Journal. Co-Reviewer (with Dr. Paul Moore). Sage Journals, Fall 2013.



SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($75,000)


RECODE Ryerson Grant ($10,000)


Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) ($15,000)
Rogers-Ontario Graduate Fellowship ($5,000)


Ryerson Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)


SSHRC CGS Grant ($17,500)
York University Graduate Scholarship ($4,000)


York University Entrance Scholarship ($2,000)

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