The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our actions toward reconciliation take place through our research, teaching, learning, and community events, with guidance from the University’s Indigenous Initiatives Office.
Ian Milligan, History
Ian Milligan is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. His primary research focus is on how historians can use web archives. He teaches courses in historical methodology, postwar Canada, and digital history, and supervises graduate students in diverse areas including postwar Canadian history, video games, and childhood studies. In 2016, he was awarded the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Outstanding Early Career Award. He also holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award.
He is principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Between 2013 and 2018, Milligan has received over a million dollars as principal investigator in federal, provincial, and foundation funding.
Marcel O'Gorman, English Language and Literature
Marcel O’Gorman – University Research Chair, English Department
Dr. Marcel O’Gorman is a University Research Chair, Professor of English, and Founding Director of the Critical Media Lab (CML), where he teaches courses in digital design and the philosophy of technology.
O’Gorman has published widely about the impacts of technology on society, including his most recent book Necromedia and articles in Slate, The Atlantic, and The Globe and Mail. He is also a digital artist with an international portfolio of exhibitions and performances. O’Gorman’s most recent research looks at “Digital Abstinence: The Art, Philosophy, and Politics of Unplugging.” This project, based out of the Critical Media Lab at the Communitech Hub, brings together social science researchers, designers, and tech companies, with the hope of tackling some of the moral and ethical issues faced by contemporary technoculture.