Consultation

The Digital Scholarship Commons is home to librarians and staff members who can help faculty, students, and staff with their digital information fluency needs. We are available to help you develop curriculum (librarians), provide workshops, answer questions, give one-on-one tutorials, and help troubleshoot issues. The profiles of our team can be found in the tabs below.

Workshops, Pedagogy

Rich McCue

Rich manages the University of Victoria Libraries DSC Makerspace, and has a background in educational pedagogy, systems administration, web application development, and woodworking.  Rich’s research interests include, flipped active learning pedagogy, makerspaces, open pedagogy, and knowledge management tools. His Master’s thesis was a mixed-methods study exploring the relative effectiveness of a flipped classroom / active learning pedagogy compared to a lecture based pedagogy for information literacy instruction. Rich is part of the UVic Speakers Bureau, and has presented at a number of academic technology and makerspace conferences across North America over the years. In 2008 he founded an open source project called OpenExpert.org.

To learn more about him, visit his blog at http://richmccue.com

RStudio, Data Analysis
Arjun Banik

Arjun Banik

Available for consultation bookings during various times, when not leading workshops.

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Victoria.  My research is basically focused on applications in R studio and Microsoft Excel. Also, I am very much interested in python as well.

My hobby is sharing my knowledge and skills with people from different subjects and domains. So, everyone is always welcome to share their thoughts with me and if anyone needs any assistance with data analysis, they are always welcome.

Qualitative Analysis
Sharon Dias

Sharon Dias

Available for consultation bookings during various times, when not leading workshops.

To book an appointment with Sharon directly, please see this link: https://libcal.uvic.ca/appointments?u=36886

Sharon is a PhD candidate in geography and does human geography and community based research in urban settlements in the Global South. Sharon’s background combines teaching experience, developing learning strategies for different groups, and conducting in-depth qualitative research in and outside academia.

When not doing her PhD and teaching, Sharon may be seen grabbing a coffee in town, and walking around exploring the urban landscape.

To know more, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-dias-bb516a33/

Web Coding, Electronics
Kim Shortreed

Kim Shortreed

Available for consultation bookings during various times, when not leading workshops.

Kim Shortreed (he/him) is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of Victoria, in lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territory. Kim studies the historical, sociopolitical, narrative, and meaning-making aspects of Indigenous and settler place names, or toponyms, and how they coexist in the Salish Sea. Kim’s goal with this work is to find new ways for settler institutions and allies to make space for Indigenous namescapes, perspectives, histories, and truths.

As part of his dissertation project, called “Contracolonial Practices in Salish Sea Namescapes,” Kim is working with artist TEMOSEṈ to create a “haptic map,” a motion-activated art installation that plays audio clips of spoken toponyms, in SENĆOŦEN and English, of the W̱SÁNEĆ Territory/Saanich Peninsula, respectively. You can read more about the haptic map on Kim’s Namescape blog or learn more about him at kimshortreed.github.io.

 

Digital Scholarship, Advanced Research

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak

Matt Huculak, PhD, MLIS, is the head of Advanced Research Services and the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UVic Libraries. He has taught at north-American universities for over sixteen years. He supports faculty and students with their digital scholarship needs through one-on-one consultations, classroom teaching, and  workshops.

His interests include book history, cycling, and gardening.

3D Printing, Graphic Design
Dani K. Johnson

Dani K. Johnson

Available for consultation bookings during various times, when not leading workshops.

Dani has worked in libraries (public and academic) for over 14 years. In addition to this, her background combines several years of experience in tech support, training, graphic design, and photography.

She splits her free time between exploring the world of food, reading, growing plants, playing videogames, writing, and taking too many photos on her cell phone.

 

Victoria Hartman

Victoria Hartman

Available for consultation bookings during various times, when not leading workshops.

Victoria is a DSC Intern and recent UVic Biomedical Engineering graduate with experience in 3D design and printing, bioprinting, microcontrollers, and scientific research tools.

Her hobbies include playing fiddle & guitar, board games, and baking.

You can use this form to email us with questions and we’ll get back to you. For one-on-one support, we may also be able to schedule an in-person consultation or video chat via Zoom. If you would like to ensure that one of our staff will be available to schedule a consultation with you, please fill out this request form and specify the day and times you are available (must be within the working hours of the staff member – generally, Monday-Friday, regular office hours). If an appointment is possible, we will reply with a confirmation.

Students

Want to take your class project to the next level or get training in a specific tool for the job market? Speak with one of our experts below to set up a time for one-on-one training. Or, feel free to attend one of our many open (and free!) workshops. 

Staff

We love working with colleagues in the UVic community. Feel free to contact us to set up a time to chat about your digital interests or attend a workshop.

Faculty

Research. Thinking about incorporating digital tools and technology into your work or teaching? Are you applying for a grant? Need advice on or tools for Research Data Management? (RDM)? Speak with our Digital Scholarship Librarians about how the library can help you with data preservation and training.
Teaching. Want to incorporate technology skill building into your classroom? If you’re looking for project-based class assignments, we can provide you with software, tools, and expertise.