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Dr. Paula Gardner



Professor, Communication Studies and Media Arts and Asper Chair in Communication

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Dr. Alpha Abebe

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Humanities and Faculty Lead for Africa and Black Diaspora Studies

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Prof. Carmela Laganse

Associate Professor

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Dr. Selina Mudavanhu


Assistant Professor

Dr. Rong Zheng



Professor, Computing and Software

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Kelsey Harvey


Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow in Aging, Digital Spaces, and Social Interaction with the ABLE (Aging, Art/Tech, Longevity) Village Project

Affiliated Faculty

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Dr. Rhoda Patrick


Assistant Professor at Redeemer University

Student Researchers

Cyril Chen

(they/them, any)

Student Researcher

Master of Arts Communications & New Media student

Research Assistants

Adekunle Akinyemi


Lead Software and Web Developer

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Fenella Amarasinghe

PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, York University

Helen Beny

Research Coordinator

PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University and Project Coordinator for EFECT

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Jet Coghlan


Research Assistant

Accessibility Consultant, Research Assistant, and Performance Artist

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Ahmet Dumlu

Research Assistant

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Laura García Diaz


PhD Student

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Nathan Hart


Research Assistant and Webmaster

Pulse Lab consultant, content coordinator, and development

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Kai Hayden


Research Assistant

Producer and Podcast Host – CheckIn Podcast

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Niloofar Hooman


Research Assistant

Ph.D. Candidate, Research Assistant on MacM3, as well as Social Media and Activism Research Group (SMARG) coordinator at Pulse Lab.

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Katie Huckson


Research Assistant

PhD Candidate in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies at McMaster University

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Natasha Malik


Research Assistant

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Nnamdi Nnake

Research Assistant

PhD Candidate (History) and Research Assistant at CHRRJ, CPS, Participedia, and the Pulse Lab

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Clementine Oberst


Research Assistant

PhD candidate and Pulse Lab Accounts Manager

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Mairead Stewart


Research Assistant

Research Assistant with the ABLE Research Project

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Stephen Surlin


Research Assistant and Designer

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Serena Walk


Research Assistant

Research Assistant at McMaster University's School of the Arts


Pulse Alumni

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Dr. Edmund Adam



Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Art at McMaster University

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Rose Adusei — MA


Coordinator & Senior Research Assistant

Yujiao Hao

Former PhD Student

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Dr. David Harris Smith

Associate Professor

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Debora Jesus — MA


Former EFECT Contributor

Manager, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Content and Communications at Canadian Tire Corporation

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Jess Rauchberg


Research Assistant

ABLE.Family Project and Grants Manager and Communications Coordinator

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Harold Sikkema


Former Web Developer

Visual Artist and Professor of Interaction Design at Sheridan College