Student Assistants

Current Students

Eugénie Tessier (September 2018-present)

Eugénie TessierEugénie Tessier is currently completing her Master of Arts in Musicology with a specialization in Women’s Studies. She holds a fellowship from the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique’s Master’s scholarship “Musique en France” (2017-2019), to support her research on on the representation of women through French song as well as in music criticism during the 1930s. At the heart of these questions, the singer Marianne Oswald serves as a vehicle to demonstrate the heterogeneity of this musical scene complexified through its political and socio-historical context.

Recipient of the University of Ottawa’s Ernest Gagnon Scholarship (2017-2019) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-2018), Eugénie also works on the popular music industry in francophone Canada, specifically the Franco-Ontarian community. Her multidisciplinary research focuses on issues of identity as well as the place and role of doubly minorized artists (women, racialized or immigrants, etc.) in the emerging identity construction of these communities.

Florence Linteau (September 2018-present)

Florence LinteauIf you hear country music blaring from sunrise to sunset, it’s very likely that you live below Florence Linteau’s apartment. Florence is currently in her third year of B.A in Communication program. Passionate about writing and popular culture, her work has been published in the student-run newspaper at the University of Ottawa in the sports and arts section – her two greatest passions. Although she has no idea where her career path will take her, she hopes that one day she can contribute to the vibrancy of culture with her love of the written word.

Candide Uyanze (September 2018-present)

Candide Uyanze
Photo: Chris Snow

Candide Uyanze is a 4th year student in the B.A. in Communication with a Minor in Digital Humanities. When she is not tinkering with different software applications or planning her next DIY craft project, Candide enjoys partaking in video editing, music festivals, event planning, world domination, and reading.

Candide’s current research interests include free open source software, the digital divide, decolonizing the digital, representation in the media, and building a more inclusive world through technology.

Janusha Shriraam (June 2019-present)

Janusha ShriraamJahnusha Shriraam is entering her 4th year of the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, with a Minor in Music. Passionate about science and music, Jahnusha enjoys finding ways to connect both fields through research. She has been involved in music since she was 5 years old and has a soft spot for all things string. Her favourite instrument is a classical Indian instrument called the Veena. After graduation Jahnusha hopes to branch off into either the medical sector or music therapy.

Past Students

Sylvain Margot (Summer 2018)

Sylvain MargotSylvain Margot is passionate about the connections that can be made between musical structure, topic and semantic. Specialist of the Haute-Marche medieval liturgies, and the evolution of polyphonic cadence in the medieval rondeau, he now works on adapting Digital Humanities methods to the analysis of galant style developments. Recipient of the Silver Medal of the Governor General, and of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Theory at University McGill.

Dalie Brisson (Summer 2018)

Dalie BrissonDalie Brisson is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Communications and Minor in Digital Humanities. She was first introduced DH when she enrolled in the Minor, learning about data analysis and curation in her introductory courses with Dr. Watson.

Music has always been an important part of Dalie’s life, so having the chance to participate in research connecting music to digital humanities, was an opportunity that she couldn’t pass up. This experience has opened up new academic paths for her and given her new insights into how big research projects are conducted, which has been invaluable for Dalie as she embarks upon a new path coordinating two research programs with the Centre for Research Opportunities at the University of Ottawa.