Bonnie Tulloch is a PhD student in the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a 2016 Killam Scholar and recipient of both the 2015 Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grant from The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA), and the 2013 IBBY Canada Frances E. Russell Research Grant. Her research interests include Children’s and Young Adult Media/Literature; Internet Memes; Nonsense and Sense-making; Multiliteracies; Critical Literacy; Postcolonial Theory; Feminist Theory, and Translation Theory. https://nonsensicaltimes.com/
Michelle Kaczmarek is a PhD student of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the iSchool, University of British Columbia. She's involved in work that explores how communities develop information practices to address long-term challenges. Her research interests include: cultural resilience; information & displacement; sustaining information practices; multi-lifespan information systems; sustainable HCI.
Saguna Shankar is a PhD student at the iSchool at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in ways in which information practices are designed and adapted over time, specifically in the context of migration. Since 2016, Saguna has participated in an ongoing research partnership between the iSchool and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Scholars program, which investigates the information practices of university students who have experienced forced migration. Saguna is interested in continuing to explore imaginative methods for dialogue, learning, and storytelling, and is especially drawn to ethnographic and visual approaches to research.
Andrea Hoff is a Ph.D. student in Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research employs comics-based research methods to explore the craft of graphic memoir as a primary way of understanding and examining young people’s speculations about the future. Enriched through interdisciplinary scholarship reaching across the fields of visual literacy, education, media, and the fine arts Andrea's work integrates theories of youth empowerment and speculative design within the creation of graphic narratives set in the distant and not-so-distant future world.
Dr. Lisa Nathan (iSchool Faculty Advisor)
Lisa Nathan is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the First Nations Curriculum Concentration at the University of British Columbia’s iSchool. She collaborates with others to imagine, design and enact information practices that support a more humane world.