Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of LGBTQ+ history

In the 1950’s, the Canadian government set forth a campaign that resulted in the mass expulsion of federal workers, military members, and police force members that identified as or were suspected of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. The institutional persecution of LGBTQ+ people in Canada is known as the Gay Purges and spanned almost … Continued

Reflections on Spring 2023

Spring 2023 is the first term that I helped oversee from start to finish as a Wikipedia Expert. It is fitting that it be the first term that I summarize for the Wiki Education blog! Usually, I am focused on reviewing thousands of student contributions, but it is always a mind boggling experience when I … Continued

The challenges of adding underrepresented artists to Wikipedia

As one of Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Experts, my interactions with students in our Student Program are usually limited to the talk pages of Wikipedia. However, a couple of weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the class of Alma López, a visual artist and lecturer with the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o … Continued