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Find out more about our core team of researchers. 

Jennifer Jenson
Jennifer Jenson
Principle Investigator
Professor of Pedagogy and Technology, York University
Suzanne de Castell
Suzanne de Castell
Research Lead - Informal Learning Environments Sector
Dean of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
T. L. Taylor
T. L. Taylor
Research Lead - Games & Culture Sector
Professor of Comparative Media, MIT
Helen Kennedy
Helen Kennedy
Research Lead - Games Industry Sector
Deputy Head of College of Art, Design & Media, Brighton University
Sean Gouglas
Sean Gouglas
Research Lead - Formal Education Sector

Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Colleen Thumlert
Colleen Thumlert
Project Manager

York University

Emily Flynn-Jones
Emily Flynn-Jones
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
York University
Katherine Brown
Katherine Brown
Co-Investigator
Professor of Human Geography, University of Brighton
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor
Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Shira Chess
Shira Chess
Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor of Mass Media Arts, University of Georgia
Alison Harvey
Alison Harvey
Co-Investigator
Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Leicester  
Diane Carr
Diane Carr
Co-Investigator
Research Officer, University of London
Chloe Brushwood Rose
Chloe Brushwood Rose
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, York University
Didi Khayatt
Didi Khayatt
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor Women’s Studies and Education. York University
Mia Consalvo
Mia Consalvo
Co-Investigator
Canadian Chair in Games, Concordia
Lynn Hughes
Lynn Hughes
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor in Intermedia, Concordia
Bart Simon
Bart Simon
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor in Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia
Celia Pearce
Celia Pearce
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor in Game Design, Northeastern University
Emma Westecott
Emma Westecott
Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor, OCAD
Nina Huntemann
Nina Huntemann
Co-Investigator
Professor, Suffolk University
Mary K. Bryson
Mary K. Bryson
Co-Investigator
Professor & Director, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Kimberly Voll
Kimberly Voll
Collaborator
Senior Technical Designer and Research Scientist, Riot Games
Aphra Kerr
Aphra Kerr
Co-Investigator
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Maynooth University
Veronica Zammitto
Veronica Zammitto
Collaborator
Lead Sr. Games User Researcher, Electronic Arts
Cindy Poremba
Cindy Poremba
Collaborator
Professor of Game Design, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Tiffany Barnes
Tiffany Barnes
Collaborator
Associate Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
R.  Michael Young
R. Michael Young
Collaborator
Professor of Computer Science,  North Carolina State University
Sonja Ganguin
Sonja Ganguin
Collaborator
Professor, Universität Leipzig
Sara Bragg
Sara Bragg
Collaborator
Senior Research Fellow, University of Brighton.
Christopher A. Paul
Christopher A. Paul
Collaborator
Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Communication, Seattle University
Gerald Voorhees
Gerald Voorhees
Collaborator
Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Communication, University of Waterloo
Geoffrey Rockwell
Geoffrey Rockwell
Collaborator
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta
Jason Della Rocca
Jason Della Rocca
Collaborator
Co-Founder, Execution Labs
Jason Suriano
Jason Suriano
Partner
Founder and CEO, Rocketfuel Productions
Meghan Blythe Adams
Meghan Blythe Adams
Collaborator
PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario & First Person Scholar
Chloe Brushwood Rose
Chloe Brushwood Rose
Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, York University
Kurt Thumlert
Kurt Thumlert
Collaborator
Lecturer, York University
Felan Parker
Felan Parker
Collaborator
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Concordia
Florence Chee
Florence Chee
Collaborator
Assistant Professor of Digital Communication and Director of the Social & Interactive Media Lab (SIMLab), Loyola University
Thomas Rawlings
Thomas Rawlings
Partner
Design and Production Director Auroch Digital
Henry Faber
Henry Faber
Partner
Co-founder Bento Miso
Josh Nilson
Josh Nilson
Partner
CEO of EastSide Games
TIFF
TIFF
Partner
Toronto International Film Festival/TIFF Bell Lightbox
Zeroes 2 Heroes Media
Zeroes 2 Heroes Media
Partner
Transmedia and game developer
Pixelles
Pixelles
Partner
Non-profit organization
Feminist Frequency
Feminist Frequency
Partner
Non-profit educational organization
Tiffany Barnes
Tiffany Barnes
Collaborator
Associate Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
R.  Michael Young
R. Michael Young
Collaborator
Professor of Computer Science,  North Carolina State University
Sonja Ganguin
Sonja Ganguin
Collaborator
Professor, Universität Leipzig
Caroline Pelletier
Caroline Pelletier
Collaborator
Senior Lecturer in Education, institute of Education
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Co-Investigator
Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, King's College
Adrienne Shaw
Adrienne Shaw
Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies and Production, Temple University
Jennifer Whitson
Jennifer Whitson
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Aaron Trammell
Aaron Trammell
Assistant Professor, UC Irvine