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.
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Esteban Morales is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia. Esteban’s research interest is located at the intersection of education, media and peace studies. Esteban’s current work explores social media violence, drawing from theoretical traditions of critical and everyday peace education, transformative learning, and Latin American lenses of media studies. More specifically, his research examines Colombian young adults’ views on social media violence, studying how critical reflection, dialogue, and imagination can be a venue for transformative learning around peace and media. Find more about Esteban’s work on his website (www.esteban-morales.com) or connect with him on Twitter @EstebanMoralesV.
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 http://www.veletsianos.com
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.