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Ian Milligan

Ian Milligan

Assistant professor and primary investigator of the web archives for historical research group

Ian Milligan (PhD, York University, 2012) is an assistant professor of digital and Canadian history at the University of Waterloo. He is also principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group. He serves as a co-editor of the Programming Historian.

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Jimmy Lin

David R. Cheriton Chair, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Jimmy Lin is Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Previously, he was at the University of Maryland. He completed his Ph.D.

Jeremy Wiebe

Jeremy Wiebe

PhD candidate and research assistant
Jeremy Wiebe is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on Canadian Mennonites in the latter half of the twentieth century and their expression of ethnic identity through high- and middlebrow culture. He also holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba.
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Ryan Deschamps

PhD Candidate and research assistant

Ryan Deschamps is a PhD candidate at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Regina) studying the role of social media on policy agendas. Before that, he was a public librarian once named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal for his participation in the consultations for the Halifax Public Libraries Central Library that opened in 2014.

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Katie Mackinnon

MA Student and research assistant

Katie Mackinnon is an MA student in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. She is currently studying expressions of trauma, belonging, and identity in late 1990/early 2000 online youth blogging. She completed her BA in history at McGill University in 2015.

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Patrick O'Leary

MA Student and research assistant

Patrick O'Leary is an MA student in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo and is currently studying the presentation of history within video games. He completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University alongside an honours project looking at how the digital reconstruction of the past has been transformed over time.  

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Youngbin Kim

BCS Student and research assistant

Youngbin Kim is a BCS student in the David R.Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His main interests are information retrieval, natural language processing, and big data analytics infrastructure. 

Nick Ruest

Nick Ruest

Affiliate faculty member, York University

Nick Ruest is the Digital Assets Librarian at York University, and co-Principal Investigator of the SSHRC grant "A Longitudinal Analysis of the Canadian World Wide Web as a Historical Resource, 1996-2014.

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William J. Turkel

Affiliate faculty member, Western University

William J. Turkel has more than thirty years of experience as a programmer. He learned how to program on the first generation of personal computers and wrote accounting systems for a sawmill and pressure treating plant when he was a teenager.