Infographics as Public Scholarship

This moderated discussion will focus on infographics as a form of public scholarship. Panelists will reflect on and consider a range of topics:

  • Data storytelling through infographics
  • Using infographics as a pedagogical tool
  • Infographics as a genre of scholarly communication
  • Knowledge Mobilization through infographics

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The conversation will be hosted via Zoom. A link to the event will be sent to the email given in your RSVP.

Thursday, March 24, 2022
1:00 PM –  2:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Online via Zoom

Register Here

This panel is co-hosted with the UBC Learning Exchange and is part of our Public Scholarship Series. Stay tuned for our forthcoming toolkit on “Infographics as Public Scholarship.”


Kirby Manià earned a PhD in English from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) and holds a Master of Arts in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York (United Kingdom). She has taught courses in the environment, literary studies, and academic writing at universities in South Africa and Canada. Her research focuses on the crossover between urban spaces, literature, and the environment. She is particularly interested in post-apartheid South African literature, urban ecologies, environmental justice, postcolonial ecocriticism, and writing pedagogy. Recent examples of her scholarly work can be found in English Studies in Africa and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She also writes poetry and co-edits an eco-urban poetry journal called SPROUT (

Evan Mauro is a Lecturer in the Coordinated Arts Program and Department of English at UBC. His research is in cultural studies and critical theory, American literature after 1865, global modernisms, and critical university studies, and appears in Fast Capitalism, TOPIA, and Mediations.


Lupin Battersby, PhD, is Simon Fraser University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Officer. She is responsible for achieving the goals of the SFU KM Hub, including providing training, expert consultations, and recognition of KM work. Her KM fire was sparked almost 20 years ago when holding two contracts, one as a clinical counsellor, the other a research assistant, she noticed first-hand the gap between research and practice. Since that time, she has worked in roles in and out of academia with a primary focus on the challenges and opportunities to mobilize research in various areas including health services, mental health, housing, aging, and patient engagement.

Valerie Hruska is a PhD Candidate in Human Health & Nutritional Sciences researching stress at the University of Guelph. She is the Knowledge Mobilization Strategist and podcast coordinator for Guelph Family Health Study and is passionate about science communication.




Nick Ubels (he/him) joined the Learning Centre in April 2020 in a pilot position embedded at the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Nick graduated with a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the UBC iSchool in 2019. His previous professional experience includes roles in public and academic libraries, non-profit event planning, and multi-media. Nick believes that libraries can have a transformative impact when their work is community-led and focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Shannon Murray is a (soon-to-be) MLIS graduate who has concentrated her studies on public librarianship and community engagement. Before pursuing librarianship, Shannon studied English at Simon Fraser University (M.A) and Mount Royal University (B.A Hons). Shannon currently works as the Making Research Accessible Initiative Student Librarian with the task of collection development for the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP) and as a Graduate Academic Assistant for Supporting Transparent & Open Research Engagement & Exchange (STOREE).