Erik is an academic librarian in Calgary, Alberta. Erik has experience working in information technology, and previously he provided instructional design, education technology, and research support at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. His research interests include library instruction practices, open education, web usability, and Canadian immigration history. Erik is a long-time technology enthusiast and design aficionado and he maintains a tech blog tech-bytes.net. He is also an electric guitar player and cyclist.
Kris Hans is the Co-Founder and Strategist at Market Grade, an interdisciplinary consultancy focused on marketing, design, innovation, and strategy. Kris teaches a wide range of courses at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He also served as the first-ever Entrepreneur in Residence at W21C in the O’Brien Institute of Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. In Summer 2021, Kris joined Campus Alberta Neuroscience to lead the development and execution of their innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Kris continues to work with students and start-up ventures to help grow their businesses and diversify the Alberta economy.