About

tech.

higher ed.

museums.

maps.

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. I incorporate evidence-based teaching and learning research (like principles of universal design) because life is all about learning. 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.