Director of Technology/Media Facilitator
Lex has BA in Education (UVIC), an MA in Educational Technology (Concordia 2008), and a diverse background in instructional design for emergent learning technologies, multi-media production, and course management systems. He has had several recording and media design studios, trained business, university and college staff in eLearning environments, designed technology workshops and work spaces, developed instructional multi-media resources and experience in media/technology installation for exhibition. He is also an avid musician and proponent of the creative process. Lex moved to Montreal from Vancouver Island where he taught for 10 years as a teacher, performed as a musician and worked as an audio engineer. He is excited to be part of the CEREV team and to apply his skills to this innovative project.
Kimberley completed her BA at the University of Winnipeg and is currently completing her MA in History at Concordia University. Her interests include all manner of storytelling, and she has recently been invested in learning more about computer and web-based technologies as modes of sharing, telling, and re-telling stories. Her current research explores the challenges and opportunities inherent in constructing online oral history databases, and the potential for databasing methodologies to reveal new opportunities for research using existent collections, particularly pertaining to the narrative nature of oral history interviews. Kimberley is also the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University and is currently coordinating the continued development of the oral history database software Stories Matter.
Amber is passionate about art and its potential for social change. Her current research focuses on art and mourning, museum practises, narrative theory, and vernacular collections. Her Master’s thesis at Concordia University considered how missing and murdered Aboriginal women have been depicted in Canadian art. She works in and with artist run centres and most recently curated several editions of the SIGHT & SOUND festival, the Salon : Data series, the exhibit Département des Nuisances Publiques, and other projects at Eastern Bloc; The Wild Bush Residency at a cottage in Val David, Quebec; In Your Footsteps at the VAV gallery, The Magpies Nest at the Wenger Homestead in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and “We lived on a map…” at the CEREV (Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence) exhibition space. She helped to coordinate the Quebec Quilt Registry, to organize the Guido Molinari painting archive, to research Métis clothing in European collections and generally wants you to let her go through your stuff.
Lauren is an undergraduate student at Concordia University
completing her BA Honours in Public History. She is primarily interested in developing a practice that merges her interests in oral history, social justice, media and art. In addition, Lauren is passionate about electroacoustic composition and the ways in which personal narrative, memory and space can be explored through sound. Currently, she is a research assistant under Dr. Erica Lehrer working on the production of the upcoming exhibition Souvenir/Talisman/Toy.
Originally from British Columbia, Mary is currently an undergraduate student in the History department at Concordia working towards her BA Honours in Public History. Her academic interests principally lie at the crossroads between museum studies and digital history, in particular the potential for this interchange to create more broad-based means of interacting with the past.