Kate Addleman-Frankel is a doctoral student in the University of Toronto’s Department of Art and holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. She writes regularly on the visual arts for publications including Canadian Art and Border Crossings and is Assistant Curator of DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854–2008 (Ryerson Image Centre, 2014). Her article “A Process of Selection: Édouard Baldus, the New Louvre Photographs, and Palais du Louvre et des Tuileries” appears in History of Photography 38:3 (August 2014).
Lisa Cox received her PhD in History from the University of Guelph in 2013. She has served as the Curator of the C.A.V. Barker Museum of Canadian Veterinary History at the Ontario Veterinary College since 2011. When not curating the collection or working on exhibits, her scholarly research focuses on the history of veterinary medicine and disease, and the role of artifacts in historical research.
Irene Gammel holds a Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she is Professor of English and also directs the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. She is the author of many articles and books including Looking for Anne of Green Gables (St. Martin's Press). Her current research focuses on the literature and visual culture of the Great War with a focus on Canada. She is the co-curator of Remembering The Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100.
Arne Kislenko is the Undergraduate Programme Director of History at Ryerson. He teaches modern international relations, including courses on the world wars, the Cold War, and the history of espionage. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Ryerson’s first President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the inaugural Province of Ontario Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award, and being named Honorary Member of the Golden Key Society. In Fall 2005 he was named “Best Lecturer” by TV Ontario viewers. His publications include Culture and Customs of Laos, Culture and Customs of Thailand, and The Uneasy Century. He has helped edit several books and currently serves as book review editor for the prestigious journal Intelligence and National Security. He has published book chapters and articles on a wide range of topics. He appears regularly in the media commenting on current affairs and diplomatic history. Before academia Arne served as a Senior Officer with Canada Immigration, dealing with many high profile security cases. He now consults on national security matters and as an historical advisor for media programmes. Arne hosted the National Geographic documentary series “Living in the Time of Jesus”, and is currently working on other television projects.
Dr Richard Lachman is Director of the RTA Transmedia Centre, and an Associate Professor in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University. He is a computer-science graduate of MIT, holds a masters in Interactive Cinema from the MIT Media Lab, and a doctorate in Computer Science from UNE in Australia. Richard is also a Gemini Award-winning producer of digital media, and his work in the games industry has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and Time Magazine, and been exhibited at the American Museum of the Moving Image. His research interests include locative media, digital documentary and transmedia storytelling.
Lindsay Mattick is the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn and the author of the upcoming children’s book Finding Winnie, which will be published by Harper Collins Canada in the fall of 2015. When she is not exploring her family history, Lindsay is co-founder and VP of Strategy + Creative at Narrative PR, a Toronto based Public Relations firm. Lindsay is a proud graduate of Ryerson’s Journalism Program.
Andrew O’Malley is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Ryerson University, where he teaches in the areas of children’s literature and culture, popular culture, and comics and graphic novels, and the Director of the Children’s Literature Archive. Along with several book chapters, he has published articles in such journals as The Lion and the Unicorn, Children’s Literature, English Studies in Canada, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Eighteenth-Century Life. Andrew is also the author of two monographs: The Making of the Modern Child: Children’s Literature and Childhood in the Late Eighteenth Century (Routledge, 2003) and Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe (Palgrave, 2012). His current research investigates the mid-twentieth-century controversies over children’s reading of comic books, which were linked in an anxious popular imagination to juvenile delinquency. Andrew is working on a digitally curated exhibition entitled ‘Comic Books, Children’s Culture, and the Crisis of Innocence: 1940-1954’ that seeks to place the comics controversy within the broader context of mid-century North American and British children’s culture. This project was recently awarded an Insight Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Doina Popescu is the Founding Director of the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) in Toronto, Canada, which she led until December 2013. She is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University, where she oversees a number of special projects. As the inaugural director of the RIC, Doina Popescu developed and executed the academic, administrative, exhibition and outreach functions of this new centre dedicated to the collection, research and exhibition of photography and related media. Over six years at Ryerson University Popescu facilitated major exhibitions including Edward Burtynsky: OIL at the Royal Ontario Museum; Berenice Abbott: Photographs, presented in partnership with the Jeu de Paume in Paris and at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Human Rights Human Wrongs at the RIC, also on view at Photographers Gallery in London, England, in 2015; Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition: Arnaud Maggs; and Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection with newly commissioned work by 8 leading Canadian artists. Prior to her time at Ryerson University, Popescu was the deputy director of the Goethe-Institut Toronto where she programmed the Gallery and Kinowelt Hall, curating international photography, video, and new-media-based exhibitions and film events. For the past thirty years, she has been committed to national and international dialogues in the visual arts, as well as in film, literature and music.
Sally Wilson is the Web Services Librarian at the Ryerson University Library and Archives. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Guelph and a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. She is interested in emerging technologies and their application in higher education and has recently completed a study leave that focused on e-book creation.