Walter Lai is a PhD student in the joint Communication and Culture graduate program with Ryerson and York Universities (2014-2018). Walter holds an MA from Ryerson’s Literatures of Modernity program (2012) and a BA Honours in English from the University of Toronto Scarborough (2011). Walter’s research interests include trauma and illness studies, life writing and (auto-)biography, as well as comics studies. In addition to his scholarly work, Walter is a creative writer associated with the Creative Organization of Writers. At the MLC Research Centre, he is involved in researching areas in life-writing and history with focus on World War I.
Sana is engaged in archival research and annotating articles related to the Telling COVID-19 Stories project.
Brenda assists the MLC Research Centre director and team with arts and research administration, while also supporting the MLC archive.
Angela assists with social media content, researching avant-garde women and issues of creative resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic.