About Us

Team North America

Co-Directors

  • Luciana Duranti
  • Director - Team North America
  • Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
  • University of British Columbia
  • Barbara Edicott-Popovsky
  • Director - Team North America
  • Professor and Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • University of Washington - Information School
  • Joseph Tennis
  • Director - Team North America
  • Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Information School
  • University of Washington - Information School

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

  • Luciana Duranti (Director of Team North America)
  • Lavana Lea, Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre Contact (Partner Contact)
  • Ingrid Parent, University Librarian (Partner Contact)
  • Richard Arias (Co-investigator)
  • Jennifer Douglas (Co-investigator)
  • Peter Klein, School of Journalism (Co-investigator)
  • Victoria Lemieux, SLAIS (Co-investigator)
  • Giovanni Michetti, SLAIS (Co-investigator)
  • Lisa Nathan, SLAIS (Co-investigator)
  • John Roeder, School of Music (Co-investigator)
  • Anthony Sheppard, Faculty of Law (Co-investigator)
  • Mark Turin, Department of Anthropology (Co-investigator)
  • Mary Lynn Young, School of Journalism (Co-investigator)
  • Allan Bell, UBC Library (Collaborator)
  • Alan Doyle, UBC Archives (Collaborator)
  • Chris Hives, UBC Archives (Collaborator)
  • Md Anwarul Islam, SLAIS, Visiting Scholar (Collaborator)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Alexandra Barran (January 2017 - Present)
  • Jennette Chalcraft (January 2017 - Present)
  • Lucas Damer (November 2015 - Present)
  • Emily Davidson (January 2017 - Present)
  • Gillian Dunks (September 2016 - Present)
  • Lois Evans (September 2015 - Present)
  • Anna Henrichsen (January 2016 - Present)
  • Darra Hofman (September 2015 - Present)
  • Katherine Holtz (January 2017 - Present)
  • Elissa How (October 2014 - Present)
  • Alysha Joo (February 2017 - Present)
  • Robin Koning (February 2016 - Present)
  • Emily Larson (January 2017 - Present)
  • Victor Liang (May 2014 - Present)
  • Kathryn Louro (January 2017 - Present)
  • Kristina McGuirk (January 2016 - Present)
  • Samantha Meier (January 2017 - Present)
  • Sam Mickelson (January 2016 - Present)
  • Alexandra Neijens (January 2017 - Present)
  • Weimei Pan (April 2013 - Present)
  • Marisa Parker (September 2016 - Present)
  • James Mark Penney (January 2016 - Present)
  • Sophie Roberge (January 2017 - Present)
  • Stephanie Salvaterra (January 2017 - Present)
  • Andrea Shaffer (January 2017 - Present)
  • Elizabeth Shaffer (April 2013 - Present)
  • Marie Shockley (January 2016 - Present)
  • Michelle Spelay (January 2016 - Present)
  • Mia Steinberg (December 2015 - Present)
  • Andrea Tarnawsky (January 2016 - Present)
  • Anna Tidlund (January 2016 - Present)
  • Jessica Tung (April 2016 - Present)
  • Jennifer Vanderfluit (November 2014 - Present)
  • Claire Williams (April 2017 - Present)
  • Rebecca Willmott (September 2016 - Present)
  • Jennifer Zilm (January 2015 - Present)
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  • Gabriela Andaur Gomez (April 2013 - December 2013)
  • Harkaran Bajwa (May 2013 - November 2014)
  • Georgia Barlaoura (April 2013 - December 2013)
  • Rosie Bigelow (January 2015 - May 2015)
  • Katheryn Bohlman (June 2013 - December 2013)
  • Jessica Bushey (June 2013 - July 2016)
  • Sheena Campbell (February 2014 - June 2015)
  • Ken Cavalier (June 2013 - December 2015)
  • Emily Chicorli (September 2013 - August 2015)
  • Morgan Clendenning (January 2015 - June 2015)
  • Sara Cocucci (June 2013 - December 2013)
  • Daniel Collins (June 2013 - December 2013)
  • Cathryn Crocker (January 2015 - May 2016)
  • Kathyrn Ferrante (June 2013 - August 2015)
  • Elaine Goh (June 2013 - May 2016)
  • Brianna Gormly (January 2015 - July 2016)
  • Jana Grazley (June 2013 - December 2013)
  • Paige Hohmann (January 2015 - August 2016)
  • Maggie Hunter (January 2015 - July 2016)
  • Grant Hurley (May 2013 - August 2015)
  • Adam Jansen (April 2013 - August 2016)
  • Megan Janzen (January 2015 - December 2015)
  • Taryn Jones (October 2014 - August 2015)
  • Kathleen Kalk (July 2013 - January 2014)
  • Mel Leverich (October 2013 - August 2014)
  • Valerie Léveillé (May 2013 - March 2015)
  • Lara Mancuso (June 2013 - December 2013)
  • Eden Marchand (April 2013 - August 2014)
  • Laura Mason (March 2014 - August 2014)
  • Robert McLelland (August 2013 - August 2014)
  • Kathryn Nalliah (January 2014 - August 2015)
  • Max Otte (August 2013 - August 2014)
  • Kevin Owen (June 2013 - August 2013)
  • Scott Owens (August 2013 - August 2014)
  • Maria Paraschos (October 2014 - December 2015)
  • Sahasra Pedersen (May 2014 - May 2015)
  • Maziar Peihani (July 2014 - May 2015)
  • Kelsey Poloney (January 2015 - August 2016)
  • Chloe Powell (October 2014 - December 2015)
  • Payam Rahmdel (February 2014 - August 2014)
  • Marché Riley (March 2016 - January 2017)
  • Kelly Rovegno (January 2015 - May 2016)
  • Lyse Rowledge (October 2015 - August 2016)
  • Mackenzie Ryan (January 2014 - May 2015)
  • Shyla Seller (February 2014 - December 2015)
  • Eng Sengsavang (January 2014 - August 2015)
  • Anousheh Shabani (January 2014 - August 2015)
  • Will Suvak (June 2013 - August 2014)
  • Tristan Triponez (September 2015 - August 2016)
  • Christie Waltham (April 2015 - December 2015)
  • Johnty Wang (June 2013 - May 2014)
  • Alison Weck (January 2015 - December 2015)
  • Meghan Whyte (January 2014 - August 2015)
  • Alexandra Wieland (June 2013 - August 2014)
  • Shmuel Zhang (February 2014 - December 2015)

University of Washington - Information School (Seattle, WA, USA)

  • Barbara Edicott-Popovsky (Director of Team North America)
  • Cortney Leach, Research Development Manager (Partner Contact)
  • Joseph Tennis (Director of Team North America)
  • Volodymyr Lysenko, School of International Studies (Co-investigator)
  • Janice Whittington, Urban Design and Planning (Co-investigator)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Marc Dupuis (October 2013 - December 2014)
  • D.C. Grant (October 2013 - December 2014)

Artefactual Systems (New Westminster, BC, Canada)

  • Evelyn McLellan, Digital Preservation Consultant (Partner Contact, Collaborator)
  • Sarah Romkey (Collaborator)

British Columbia Government Records Service (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  • Alexander Wright, Director, Government Records Service (Partner Contact, Collaborator)
  • Susan Hart (Collaborator)
  • Linda Nobrega, Government Records Service (Collaborator)

Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

  • Darrell Evans (Partner Contact, Collaborator)
  • Gareth Kirkby (Collaborator)

City of Vancouver Archives (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

  • Heather Gordon, City Archives Manager (Partner Contact)
  • Glenn Dingwall (Collaborator)

City of Victoria (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  • Rob Woodland, Corporate Administrator (Partner Contact)
  • Trevor Livelton, City Archivist (Collaborator)

Clayton State University (Morrow, GA, USA)

  • Richard Pearce-Moses, Archival Studies (Co-investigator)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Jennifer Sirotkin (September 2014 - Present)

Independent Consultants

  • Elaine Goh, Records Management Consultant (Consultant)
  • Grant Hurley, Scholars Portal, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada) (Consultant)
  • Adam Jansen, Hawaii State Archives (Consultant)
  • Larry L. Johnson, TethersEnd Consulting (Florida, United States) (Consultant)
  • Daryll Prescott, Co-Chair Government Domain Task Force, Object Management Group (United States) (Consultant)
  • Jim Suderman, Records Director, City of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada) (Consultant)
  • Ken Thibodeau, Program Director, NARA (ret.) (Consultant)

Library and Archives Canada (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

  • Susan Franklin, Director, Collaboration and Policy Sector (Partner Contact)
  • Faye Lemay, Manager, Digital Preservation, Innovation and Digital Transformation (Collaborator)
  • Kat Timms, Information Standards Specialist (Collaborator)
  • Normand Charbonneau, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operating Officer (Steering Committee)

McGill University — School of Information Studies (Montreal, QC, Canada)

  • France Bouthillier, Director, School of Information Studies (Partner Contact)
  • Benjamin Fung (Co-investigator)
  • Eun Park (Co-investigator)

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  • Acting Director, Information and Privacy Commissioner (Partner Contact)
  • Nathan Elliot (Collaborator)
  • Evan Kelly, Policy Analyst (Collaborator)

San Jose State University - College of Applied Sciences and Arts (San Jose, CA, USA)

  • Sandy Hirsh, Director, School of Information (Partner Contact)
  • Michelle Chen (Co-investigator)
  • Patricia C. Franks (Co-investigator)
  • City of San Jose - Office of the City Manager
    • Tamara Becker, Open Government Manager (Collaborator)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Jami Dobretz (January 2017 - Present)
  • Alyse Dunavant-Jones (November 2016 - Present)
  • Krysten Hanson (January 2017 - Present)
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  • Ryan Banks (January 2015 - June 2015)
  • Christopher Bray (August 2016 - November 2016)
  • Vicki Casteel (January 2015 - June 2015)
  • Vu Do (August 2015 - December 2015)
  • Mark Driskill (August 2013 - December 2014)
  • Tara Haghighi (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • Karla Harriott (January 2014 - May 2014)
  • Connie Redic (January 2016 - May 2016)

University of Louisville - Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (Louisville, KY, USA)

  • Adel Elmaghraby, Dean (Partner Contact)
  • Michael Losavio (Co-investigator)

University of Maryland Libraries (College Park, Maryland)

  • Babak Hamidzadeh, Dean (Partner Contact, Co-investigator)

University of Montreal (Montreal, QC, Canada)

  • Marie Demoulin, CRIDS (Co-investigator)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Information Studies (Toronto, ON, Canada)

  • Seamus Ross, Dean, Faculty of Information Studies (Partner Contact)
  • Fiorella Foscarini (Co-investigator)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Rachel De Brouwer (October 2013 - Present)
  • Laura Dymock (October 2013 - Present)

University of Victoria Libraries (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  • Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian (Partner Contact)
  • Jane Morrison, Associate University Archivist (Collaborator)
  • Lara Wilson, University Archivist (Collaborator)

Webster University - School of Information Sciences (St. Louis, MO, USA)

  • Thomas A. Johnson, Associate Vice President & Chief of Strategic Initiatives (Co-investigator)
  • Fred Cohen (Collaborator)