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Lab Members (pods version)

This page is in progress – current members are incomplete, alumni incomplete as well

Lab Director

Melanie Baljko

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Graduate and Post-Doctoral Members

Hilda Smith

Role: Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate
Projects: AcTinSite Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER)

Dr. Hilda Smith is working as a Post Doctoral Associate in the PiET lab, supporting the AcTinSite research project as a Knowledge Mobilization Specialist.  They completed their PhD in Critical Disability Studies. Prior to that, they worked as an RA on the BHER UX Research Project

Undergraduate Members

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Lab Alumni

Sara Attalla

Sara provided key hardware and software development contributions to the Open Source Assistive Technology project

Melissa Banyard

Melissa Banyard completed her masters degree project in the lab and also worked as a RA on the BHER project.  She has a career in UX Design Research, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/melbanyard

Dyllan Bertrand

Thalia Godbout

Thalia provided UX Research/Design support to the ACTon and AcTinSite projects.

Divine Omeire

Divine worked as an RA in the PiET lab during her time as a undergraduate student doing a Major/Minor in  Biomedical Science and Psychology.  She worked to support the AcTinSite project through developing plain-language summaries and supported the PiET lab communications.

Hyunju (Joo) Park

Joo worked in the PiET lab as a RA on the ACTon project, primarily engaged in UX Research/Design tasks to ensure that the interactive components of the Open Educational Resource (OER) met the requirements of the project.  During her time, she won an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) and will continue her training in Dr. Shital Desai’s SaTs lab, https://sats.lab.yorku.ca/.

Daniel Parreira

Daniel developed an wellness-based interactive system that combines VR, EEG, and machine learning for his MSc studies while a member of the lab and contributed in several other ways.  See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKVsOO0-0bc  He has a career as a senior software engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmapar/

Corrie Schweertman

Corrie worked in the PiET lab, primarily engaged in community outreach and capacity building withing the AcTinSite project.  This work was done over the course of two practicum placements, which were part of her advanced training in the “Master of Leadership and Community Engagement” (MLCE) degree program, an innovative program offered by the Faculty of Education.