Unseen uOttawa was created and launched by a fourth year Digital Humanities class at the University of Ottawa as their final capstone project. As a team, the students were captivated by the University’s compelling history, and found themselves wondering how they could make it more widely known to their fellow student body. Using their combined passion for media and digital tools, the group banded together with the help of their professor to develop this prototype of Unseen uOttawa; an online, portable archive accessible to students and curious folks alike. By scanning the QR codes on campus, users will have the ability to quickly find more information about key historic sites identified by the students in this course as interesting, shocking, or flat out unbelievable. The Unseen uOttawa team hopes that you are as moved by the goings-on of this campus as they were!
Morgan is a fourth year communications student at the University of Ottawa. Her minor in digital humanities has allowed her to pursue her interests beyond the classroom. Morgan works in the sustainable agro-tech sphere as a graphic designer and videographer. She is also passionate about cultural history, and is looking to create documentaries in the future.
Camille Boily-Lavoie est une étudiante de dernière année au Baccalauréat en Communication et mineure en sciences humaines numériques. Elle travaille présentement comme assistante aux communications à la Gendarmerie Royale du Canada et sera transférée dans la fonction publique à la fin de ses études. Depuis qu'elle est petite, elle fait preuve de créativité avec la danse et souhaite continuer à l'appliquer dans de multiples facettes de sa carrière.
Emily is a communications student with a minor in digital humanities at the Universtiy of Ottawa. Emily went to Algonquin College for two years to obtain a diploma in interactive multimedia design. Emily works at Statistics Canada as a user experience designer and the City of Ottawa as a head lifeguard. In her free time, Emily continues to put her diploma to use doing freelancing work.
Nicholas Bueschkens is a Digital Humanities student who focuses on analytics and how they impact our world. Geographic information systems along with leveraging technology to benefit those around him is his focus along with improving processes of the past to meet the ever-changing needs of the future. As technology changes so does his approach going forward.
Maia Allan-Riley is in her fourth and final year at uOttawa studying Communications with a minor in Digital Humanities. Born in England and raised in Canada, she has a passion for travel, photography, videography and essentially anything else within the creative artistic world. She currently works for Elections Canada doing social media and owns her own jewellery business My Oh My Jewellery.
Zoë Argiropulos-Hunter is a third year honours student at the University of Ottawa majoring in Communications Studies (media stream) with a minor in Digital Humanities. Aside from academics, she is also a music promoter, radio host, freelance writer and editor. Her promotion agency, First Crush Promotion, launched a little under two years ago, and focuses on providing a platform to marginalized voices and up and coming musicians within the Ottawa music community, as well as advocating for safe space practices.