Joanne Burgess

Making Montreal’s history come alive

Dr. Joanne Burgess is painting a comprehensive history of Montreal from 1820-1960, when the city was not only a social, cultural and economic hub but also the metropolis of Canada. Dr. Burgess and her team are using innovative tools such as 3D and 4D modeling and interactive geo-tracking of historical data.

Their work will benefit the collections of Montreal area museums and new digital tools and documents will be made available to local schools. Their Montréal numérique summer school program will help young researchers develop digital skills.

Dr. Burgess is a history professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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* Joanne Burgess was one of 14 Innovators to Know invited to Ottawa by Universities Canada on Feb. 24, 2016 to meet with high school students, science policy makers and Parliamentarians

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