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Ian Milligan

Ian Milligan

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

Ian Milligan is a digital and Canadian historian. He’s currently exploring how historians can fruitfully use web archives and other large digital repositories. 

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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.

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Ryan Deschamps

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ryan Deschamps completed his dissertation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Regina) studying the role of social media on policy agendas. His post-doctoral research at the University of Waterloo History Department will focus on the influence of digital information on the interpretation of Canadian historical events.

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Sarah McTavish

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Sarah is a first year PhD student at the University of Waterloo.   She has research interests in global shifts in queer identity, and early internet communities.  Sarah has her M.A. in Public History from Western University.  She also completed her B.Ed.

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Denée Renouf

MA Student and Research Assistant

Denée is a MA student at the University of Waterloo. Her research is on the history of museum websites in Canada and the role of virtual exhibitions in cultural representation.

Eric Vero

MA Student and Research Assistant

Eric Vero is writing his thesis on the history of video game culture. He is examining the transition from print culture in the 80s to Internet culture in the 90s to the early 2000s. He completed his undergrad at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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.

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