Rebecca Bartlett has been the GIS Librarian at Carleton University in Ottawa since 2012. Her research interests include historical GIS and methods for extracting geographic locations from digitized historical texts, and this spring she can be found growing way too many seedlings for her garden.

daniel Brendle-Moczuk, University of Victoria

Jay Brodeur is the Associate Director of Digital Scholarship Services in the McMaster University Library and the Administrative Director of McMaster’s Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.

Jean Dryden has many years of experience as a staff archivist and archival administrator. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in making their holdings available online, and she holds a Master of Laws degree specializing in intellectual property. She is the author of numerous publications and presentations on copyright issues, including Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher's Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives.

René Duplain est le bibliothécaire de recherche (SIG) à la Bibliothèque de l'Université d'Ottawa. Il se spécialise dans les données géospatiales et les systèmes d'information géographique (SIG). René tient une maîtrise en sciences de l'information (uOttawa), une maîtrise en biologie (uOttawa) et un certificat d'études supérieures en SIG (Collège Algonquin). René a travaillé comme consultant en SIG à Agriculture Canada et à Pêches et Océans Canada, et comme Analyste de données à la bibliothèque de l'Université d'Ottawa.

Jordan Fuller is a GIS Specialists at Western Libraries Map and Data Centre. Jordan graduated from Western University in 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Environment and Health and Masters of Geography, before going on to complete a graduate certificate in GIS at Fanshawe College. While newer to the GIS space, he is eager to tell stories through visualizing and digitizing data.

Kara Handren is a Metadata Librarian at Scholar’s Portal, a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). She works on a variety of metadata management projects involving eBooks, eJournals, and Geospatial data, in support of enhanced information discovery, access and literacy for the wider research community.

Christine Homuth is the Spatial Information Specialist in the McMaster University Library.

Dan Jakubek is the GIS Librarian at the Ryerson University Library. Jimmy Tran is the Research Technology Officer at the Ryerson Library Collaboratory with a background in robotics and 3D reconstruction. As licensed drone operators they are creating GIS ready datasets with this technology and related software applications.

Meaghan Kenny is a Geospatial Data Service Specialist at MacOdrum Library.  Her work is multifaceted and includes:  geoprocessing data for collections and archiving, administering the Esri suite of products and licenses across campus, assisting students with research and troubleshooting, designing and delivering workshops and instructional sessions.  Sessions include geospatial data collection, GIS project management, ArcGIS Online, intro to various AGOL apps, ArcGIS Pro, and QGIS. Meaghan takes great delight in guiding students through tricky GIS issues and errors and talking about cool analytical tools like Space Time Cube’s!   She has an MA in geography and can’t navigate her way out of a box.

Amber Leahey is the Data & GIS Librarian at Scholars Portal. She works together with OCUL libraries to develop digital data infrastructure in support of research and teaching across the province.

Pierre Leblanc est le spécialiste du soutien en cartographie et en SIG au centre d'information géographique, statistique et gouvernementale à la bibliothèque de l'Université d'Ottawa. Pierre est titulaire d'un diplôme en géographie physique (uOttawa) et occupe ce poste depuis septembre 2000.

Carino Luo is a Geospatial Data Analyst at Leddy Library, University of Windsor, where she is responsible for the provision of expertise in developing and delivering geospatial data services and programs offered to members of the University of Windsor community. Carina holds a BCs and an MSc in Geomatics from the University of Waterloo. Carina’s research interests are in the field of GIS, spatial statistics and data analysis with diverse application areas in crime and public health, food environments, and higher education.

Mullai Manickavalli is the server administrator and developer responsible for the implementation of ArcGIS Enterprise at the University of Manitoba. Currently along with the ArcGIS project Mullai is responsible for Dataverse, LOCKSS and OJS at his institution.

Bryce Matthews is currently the Project Manager for Land Information Ontario Imagery Acquisition Program. Bryce has been with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ministry of Agriculture for over 20 years working in various geomatics related fields.

Meg Miller is the GIS & Data Visualization Librarian at the University of Manitoba. In her role she supports researchers across all areas of campus with their research visualization needs.

Craig Onafrychuk is currently a Mapping & Geomatics Team Leader in the Provincial Mapping Unit of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Craig has been with the Ontario Public Service for over 13 years working in various geomatics and data management positions in both the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. He has also worked in the non-profit sector as a Mapping Coordinator for Kawartha Land Trust and in the private sector in technical sales and professional services as a GIS analyst at Esri Canada. He has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Lakehead University, a technical certificate in GIS from Ryerson University, and a Master of Spatial Analysis degree in Geography from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto

Erika Reinhardt is a Senior Archivist at Library and Archives Canada, which holds one of the world’s largest collections of maps and map products. Working in the Government Archives Division, Erika provides subject matter expertise on the appraisal, disposition, description, and access to government cartographic records, architectural drawings and technical drawings. She is responsible for the Protected Spaces portfolio of records for federal institutions such as Parks Canada, the National Capital Commission, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and the National Battlefields Commission. She has previously presented papers on cartographic records and architectural drawings at conferences for the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Archives Association of Ontario. Erika holds an M.A. in Public History from Carleton University and a B.A. in History from the University of Guelph.

Mike Reynolds is the Communications Officer in the MacOdrum Library at Carleton University. They help support Library staff with any communication needs including video and media support as well as graphic design requests. They also support the Library’s social media accounts and take great delight in finding ways to work their cats into regular updates.

Leora Sas van der Linden is the Manager of the Community Research Platform in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University.

Sherri Sunstrum is a subject specialist at Carleton University Library, providing research support in Earth Sciences and Geomatics; she is also a member of the CARTO team that oversees the print map collection, digital resources and GIS. Interests include Indigenous maps and mapping, children and geo-literacy, and storytelling using maps.

The COPPUL SPAN Phase 6 Working Group will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a shared print archive for Western Canadian topographic maps. Activities will include selecting materials for inclusion in the archive, developing procedures for the physical validation / inventory of the materials, the creation or enhancement of catalogue records (as required to support the retention commitment data), and the registration of the retained materials in the OCLC Shared Print Registry.

Liz Sutherland is a GIS Specialists at Western Libraries Map and Data Centre. Liz graduated from Western University in 2016 with an Honours Specialization in GIS (BSc) and is currently pursuing her Masters of Library and Information Science part-time while spearheading the GIS program at Western Libraries. She holds a lifelong passion for mapping and a goal to make spatial knowledge, common knowledge.