Affiliated Members

The DPI Collective is excited to work with a wide range of affiliates who bring a transdisciplinary approach to the ways in which digital communication technologies can both contribute and undermine the public interest. Our affiliates have developed expertise and interest in areas that align with our Collective’s goals and mandate. We are looking for unique and diverse individuals that are passionate about understanding the role digital communication technologies play in shaping society’s most pressing challenges to join our affiliate team. Affiliates can address these issues via their research, the arts, design, creative writing, or non-profit work. Contact us if you are interested in joining a diverse and passionate collective.

If you are interested in working with us and want to see where your work fits, please reach out through our contact form.

Research Affiliates:

Esteban Morales 

Esteban Morales is a post-doctoral fellow at Royal Roads University. Esteban’s research area is widely concerned with digital culture + society, with a special interest in the processes by which citizens and communities learn, resist, and appropriate digital media. More specifically, he has experience studying data subjectivities, online violence, and digital literacies, among others. Find more about Esteban’s work on his website ( or connect with him on Twitter @EstebanMoralesV.

George Veletsianos

Dr. George Veletsianos is Professor in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology. His research agenda is focused on addressing complex problems related to education and society, and is divided in two strands: (1) design, development, and evaluation of online and blended learning environments and (2) the study of learning experiences and participation in emerging online environments. You can read more about George at

Mary Vallis Cowan

Mary Vallis Cowan is a professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto, where she guides post-graduate and undergraduate students as they explore multimedia storytelling and journalism.  She also works at CBC on the digital news desk as a writer and editor. She just completed a master’s degree in professional communication at Royal Roads University.

Mary was previously a senior reporter at the National Post, as well as a senior editor at the Toronto Star.Mary also taught journalism at Rwanda’s national university through the Rwanda Initiative in 2007 and was a founding member of the National NewsMedia Council.