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Candace Nast, 2011. closeup of face, wearing a hoodie and brightly coloured scarf

Watching the sunrise on Mt. Haleakala, Maui.

I use technology to make things, solve problems, and organize, archive, or share information.

I specialize in projects related to history, heritage, and culture. Everything I do is informed by evidence-based teaching and learning research (like principles of universal design) because life is always a learning experience. I’ve worked with museums, community organizations, academics, and small businesses.

Among my favourite tools are WordPressOmeka, and OpenRefine and I also help others choose and use appropriate technology more efficiently and effectively. I facilitate workshops and also support individual users.

I have a Masters degree in History (ask me about the history of childbirth in Canada, women’s friendships, or Pelee Island, Ontario) and an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies with a minor in Applied Information Technology. I’m also about halfway through a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.

In 2010, I declined admission to a History PhD program, and since then have been freelancing as a digital projects consultant. I’ve taught post-secondary History and Women’s Studies students as a sessional (adjunct) instructor, and I worked in a Centre for Teaching and Learning where I helped undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants learn to teach.

Want to know even more? Check out my resume over here.