About Us It's Nice to Meet You!

Our team includes researchers in Toronto, Ontario (University of Toronto, Centennial College), Vancouver, B.C. (Simon Fraser University), and Logan, Utah (Utah State University). We join forces online, sharing our knowledge of digital media industries, devotion to DIY creation, and passion for children’s creative and cultural rights.

We are working alongside key partners in advocacy, industry and cultural institutions to explore children’s DIY media production and find new ways to foster this important cultural phenomenon. We are also on the lookout for child and teen DIY creators to be our expert guides on this adventure!

Dr. Sara M. Grimes

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Lisa Quirke

Event Organizer

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Katarina Pantic

Research Assistant (case studies)

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Melissa Tomko

Research Assistant (policy analysis)

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Allen Kempton

Research Assistant (policy analysis)

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Yana Boeva

Research Assistant (content analysis, project management)

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Olivia Doggett

Research Assistant (partner outreach, content analysis)

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