Zee Kesler

Zee is a “Maker Educator”from Vancouver BC. She has been involved in the Maker Education Initiative since the first Vancouver Mini Maker Faire event 8 years ago. Zee is also the co-founder of the MakerMobile: a mobile hackspace and the Magic Trout Imaginarium: a mobile classroom in a tiny house where she host pro d […]

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is a teacher librarian & ESL/Special Education teacher in the Peel District School Board in Brampton, Ontario. In her role at a new K to 8 dual track school, Jennifer has the tremendous pleasure of co-constructing the library learning commons right from scratch. Since beginning her teaching career in the late 1990s, Jennifer […]

Kat Singer

Toronto-based queer multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator. Their work spans various media including photography, street art, fibre art, printmaking, drawing and painting. Kat volunteers with local arts-based initiatives and collaborates with other disabled artists on projects promoting visibility, accessibility and inclusion for chronically ill and disabled individuals.

Sorlie Madox

Sorlie Madox (University of Toronto B.A. – Japanese Studies; OCAD B.F.A. – Ceramics + Metalsmithing) I am a cartoonist-artist-writer-scholar-chajin-queer-patient-potter-craftsperson-designer. Since MS has put me in a wheelchair, these formerly fixed things have become moving targets that I race to catch and reincorporate into my life as a maker.

Samantha Yammine

Samantha is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build, maintain, and can repair the brain. She is also a Science Communicator who loves making science more accessible and fun through social media. You can find her online as Science.Sam!

Lina Kim

Lina Kim is the Senior Services Specialist for Service Innovation at Toronto Public Library. She is part of a team that supports the library’s digital innovation and technology services and spaces across the city.

Ab. Velasco

Ab. Velasco is the Manager of Innovation at Toronto Public Library. Ab. and his teammates oversee the library’s digital innovation and technology spaces and the development of programs and partnerships to support these spaces.

David Hamilton

David is a journalist, writer, and founder ofLab T.O. Coworking – an independent shared workspace in Toronto. His primary focus is on the interplay between technology, economics, and society.

Marcus Gordon

Having joined the OCAD U PHASE Lab in 2014 when working on a collaborative research project on neural imaging, Marcus began to use his design and photography skills in an art research capacity. He was the founder and creative director of Studio Diversity, a freelance design collective which he managed since 2000. Marcus now works […]

Nicole George & Cordon Purcell

Cordon Purcell and Nicole George are two Canadian graduate students who co-created and produce the Superwomen in Science podcast. The podcast discusses the past, present and future of women in science, aiming to inspire young women entering scientific fields and provide a supportive community for current lady scientists.

Tahani Baakdhah

I am a PhD student at the University of Toronto studying how the stem cells built our retina during development, the mechanism by which the light sensing cells inside the eye enable us to see this beautiful world and how we can regenerate these cells in case of disease or injury.

Sabine Spare

Sabine Spare is a Toronto-based designer, maker, educator and materials enthusiast. Compelled to push boundaries, Spare’s practices of making, exploring, teaching, researching, collaborating, and dreaming always circle back to the textile. With a focus on sustainable practices, her line Spare Label takes a non-conventional approach to slow-fashion.

Zak Kain

Zak is a designer, writer, and weird artist. He’s worked in tech for almost 10 years—watching the second bubble grow, inflate, and threaten to burst. He’s fascinated by the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and material culture as they’re mediated by complex and “magical” technology.

Tanya Kan

Tanya Kan is the founder/director of Vivid Foundry Corp., an indie videogame development studio with a storytelling ethos emphasizing ethics, civil society, and sociopolitical challenges. With experience in Unreal, Unity and 3DS Max for PC, Oculus Rift and Gear VR, she is currently developing Solace State, a 3D visual novel.

Lisa Carrie Goldberg

Lisa Carrie Goldberg is the founder and Lab Director of Action Potential Lab . She designed the lab as a community space for the merging of material matter found in both science and art, as a way to enhance Toronto’s creative potential. Lisa has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interrelated Media at Massachusetts […]