Announcement – Postponement of DPI2020

Dear Colleagues,

The DPI2020 Steering committee regrets to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to postpone DPI 2020 to 2021. In making this decision, we are prioritizing the health and safety of attendees. Given the ongoing situation and uncertainty around COVID-19 and the various recommendations of governmental and health agencies, we are confident that this is the right decision. 

The DPI Steering Committee remains committed to delivering a conference that continues DPI’s longstanding focus on digital pedagogy best practices and the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning. It is clear that this focus is needed now more than ever. 

Announcements will be made regarding DPI 2021 once the planning process is underway. We hope that you will consider submitting a presentation or workshop proposal, or attending the conference next year. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email. You can contact me at

Wishing you all of the best in these unusual times, 

Paulina Rousseau, on behalf of the DPI2020 Steering Committee


The 2020 Digital Pedagogy Institute conference will be held at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus on Wednesday August 5th – Thursday August 6th, 2020.

A partnership between Brock University, the University of Guelph, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, and the University of Waterloo, the two day conference will include keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, and digital tool training that focus on the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Call for Proposals now open!


Dr. Hannah McGregor – Simon Frasier University
Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on podcasting as scholarly communication, systemic barriers to access in the Canadian publishing industry, and magazines as middlebrow media. Her work can be found in various journals, including ParticipationsModernism/modernity,  Print+, the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, and Studies in Canadian Literature; she is also the co-editor of the book Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (Book*hug 2018). Hannah is the co-creator of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast on the Harry Potter world, and the creator of the weekly podcast Secret Feminist Agenda, which is currently undergoing an experimental peer review process with Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She is also the host of the monthly SpokenWeb Podcast, an experimental collaborative research podcast created through the SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb partnership.


Dr. Chris Friend – St. Leo University

Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University, Director of Hybrid Pedagogy, and producer of the HybridPod podcast. His research work explores the interactions among teaching, learning, and course delivery. He is particularly interested in how technologies of connection and communication influence pedagogy. He is co-author (with Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel) of “Writing at Scale: Composition MOOCs and Digital Writing Communities” (Applied Pedagogies) and “A Kaleidoscope of Variables: The Complex Nature of Online Education in Composition Courses.” (Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines) He tweets @chris_friend and posts his digital work to











Questions? Please contact Paulina Rousseau at paulina, for additional information.