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Wachiya, my name is Marrissa Mathews, and I am Omushkegowuk Cree from Treaty 9 with familial ties through my mom to Weenusk First Nation and to Moose Cree First Nation through my father. I am also a Ph.D. Candidate in …

Forays into Digital Scholarship as an Omushkegowuk Researcher Read More »

The holiday break is coming up fast but before we go offline, we have a little gift for you: a list of 12 movies to watch over the holidays. Of course, this list has a Sherman Centre twist–every film is …

12 Movies About the Digital World Read More »

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We’ve had a busy year here at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. So busy, in fact, that it’s not an exaggeration to say that we transformed between July 2020 and November 2021. In the last two years, the COVID-19 …

Moving SCDS Online: An End-Of-Year Recap Read More »

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We’re pleased to announce that McMaster now has free access to Omeka S, a digital exhibit platform that can help you highlight archival treasures and share your research with the public. Our colleagues at McMaster Library News promoted the launch …

Omeka S Launches at McMaster Read More »

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Engaging with landscapes is often from an ‘in person’ experience where one can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the land; however, there are many aspects of landscapes that are invisible to us on the surface. My research focuses …

Engaging with ‘place’ in a digital space Read More »

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Looking beyond the traditionally ‘academic’ for knowledge mobilization. As a social media and cultural researcher, I think my fascination with social media goes without saying. In fact, social media and digital community have become the subject of my graduate research …

How Social Media Mobilizes Knowledge within Communities: A Case Study of Latinx Students in Ontario Read More »

When first brainstorming this blog post, I imagined an autoethnographic exploration of the power dynamics of WordPress templates. I had briefly analyzed the gendered language of food-themed blog templates in a previous post, and thought expanding on that theme would …

Thinking with Templates Read More »

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What is at stake in imagining, in etching the queer Caribbean and diaspora experience onto digital spaces in differing forms? This question is one of the central locomotives propelling one facet of my doctoral research on queer Caribbean and diaspora …

Constellations of Queer Caribbean and Diaspora Literary Histories Online: Symbols into Subjects, Texts into Testimony and Praxis. Read More »

“When students struggle with their schoolwork, feel excluded or frustrated with the courses [and contents or projects], what determines whether they will give up or embrace the challenge and work on to overcome it?” (Yeager and Dweck, 2012). According to …

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Post-Secondary Education Read More »

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My past self would be overjoyed if she knew that someday I would use Tumblr to create a mock course on biopolitics. She might also be a bit confused to see me assume the role of an educator, a position …

Foucault Comes to Tumblr: An Experiment in Digital Pedagogy Read More »

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