Guest Speakers

Laura Bredahl is the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian at the University of Waterloo. In this role she coordinates and provides institutional level leadership and support for research impact metrics. She is currently serving as a member of the ORCID-CA Governing Committee and as a deputy editor for the Bibliomagician Blog. She received the 2020 MLA Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences, along with her project team, for her leadership in the development of the Association of Vision Science Librarians Vetted List of Journals. She received her MIS from the University of Toronto in 2008.


Dr. Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing and the Strategic Lead for Digital Education at Birkbeck, University of London. He is well known for his work on open access, in particular founding and running the Open Library of Humanities. Martin is also now a member of the COPIM project, working to make open-access monographs a reality.


Megan Hall is director of Athabasca University Press, Canada’s first open access scholarly publishing house, and has just begun a two-year term as president of the Association of Canadian University Presses.


Douglas Hildebrand has been Director and Publisher at University of Alberta Press since 2017. Before that, he held a variety of roles at University of Toronto Press, including Sales and Marketing Manager and Acquisitions Editor.


Gabriel Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining the Federation, he served in a series of senior roles with the Canadian Cancer Society, culminating as Vice-President of Public Issues, Policy and Cancer Information. Previously, Miller was the Government and Media Relations Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which represents big city mayors and municipal governments across the country.


Dr. Philippe Mongeon is a professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, where he leads a research lab on the quantitative study of science. He is also a member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) and President of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS-ACSI). His research activities focus on the production, dissemination and use of scholarly publications.


Ry Moran, a member of the Red River Métis and founding director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba, is the inaugural Associate University Librarian – Reconciliation at the University of Victoria. Moran leads the efforts of UVic Libraries to decolonize approaches to the university’s archives and collections, and integrate Indigenous ways of knowing and being into their work. Prior to leading the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Moran served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as Director of Statement Gathering. With a passion for education and teaching, Moran has taught at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, was a major contributor to the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada and directly assisted in the development of a national reconciliation research strategy through work with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Carey Newman, whose traditional name is Hayalthkin’geme, is a multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist, master carver, filmmaker, author and public speaker. Through his father he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby’ie clans of northern Vancouver Island, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother he is a Settler of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage. Perhaps his most influential work, The Witness Blanket, made of items collected from residential schools, government buildings and churches across Canada, deals with the subject of Truth and Reconciliation. It is now part of the collection at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Carey is the current Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Victoria.


Dr. Jean-Sébastien Sauvé has been a professor at the University of Montréal’s School of Library Science since 2019. His research and mentoring activities focus on data management in museum settings, library and archival design and architecture, and issues facing research libraries.


Dr. Tim Wilson is the Associate Vice-President of Research Programs at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, where he is responsible for overseeing the Agency’s grants and scholarships programs. Prior to coming to SSHRC, Tim held a number of executive positions at the Government of Canada’s Treasury Board Secretariat and the Public Service Commission. In addition to his career in the Public Service, Tim teaches English Literature at the University of Ottawa, specializing in Renaissance Literature and Literary Theory.