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Research & Scholarship


Conference Presentation: Multimodal Thinking and Storying with Twine, World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE), Victoria BC, 2023. 

Conference Presentation: Centering Racialized Girls' (Media-making) Stories: A Feminist Case Study of an Extracurricular, Virtual Video Storytelling Program, Technology, Education and Development  (INTED), Valencia, 2023.


Doctoral Thesis: "Centering Girls' (Media-making) Stories: A Pandemic Exploration of Video Storytellers and their Practices, Personas, and Projects", Language Culture and Teaching Program/Faculty of Education, York University, 2022.

Conference Presentation: Centering and Supporting Girls' Video-Storytelling: reflections on a feminist-informed extracurricular pilot program and research study, EdMedia + Innovate Learning, New York, 2022.

Article: Hébert, C., Jenson, J., Terzopoulos, T. (2021). Access to technology is the major challenge”: Teacher perspectives on barriers to DGBL in K-12 classrooms, E-Learning and Digital Media.

Article: Ashraf, T., Terzopoulos, T., Koustova, K., Gambhir, M. (2021). K-12 Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for Girls. Chandaria Research Centre, Branksome Hall, Canada.

Article: Therriault, J., Terzopoulos, T., Gambhir, M., Mak, C. (2019). Rethinking Stress for Youth in All-Girls’ School. Chandaria Research Centre, Branksome Hall, Canada.

Professional Development Presentation: Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), A Primer. Branksome Hall. Toronto, 2019.

Professional Development Presentation: Body Politics and Girls. Branksome Hall. Toronto, 2018. 

Presentation/Conference Proceedings: Informational Video Storytelling for Children by Children: Exploring New Directions in Learning and Making Media in the Classroom, International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI). Seville, 2018.

Master's Creative/Major Research Project: Informational Video Storytelling For Children, By Children: Exploring new directions in learning and making media in the classroom, Communication and Culture Program, Toronto Metropolitan University/York University, 2017.







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Conference Presentation: Informational Video Storytelling for Children by Children: Exploring New Directions in Learning and Making Media in the Classroom, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Roosevelt University, Chicago, 2017. 

Conference Presentation: The decline of tween educational TV programming in Canada. Future Communications conference. Ryerson University/ York University, Toronto, 2015.

Video Producer. Playing 2 Learn Project| CODE/IRDL, York University, 2016. 

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Additional Research Contributions

Research Assistant. Various projects and publications relating to girls' development, education, and wellness. Chandaria Research Centre/ Branksome Hall, 2018 - 2020.          


Research Assistant/ Interviewer. Project: Shifting Grounds Conference. Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) York University, 2019

Research Assistant. Project: Upskilling for 21st Century. IRDL, York University, 2019. 


Graduate Assistant. Project: The Canadian Delegation Documentary. Infoscape Lab, Ryerson University, 2016.


Scholarly Media-Based Creative Works

"Alien Report"

(Non-linear storytelling & media literacy educational tool - using Twine) York University. Toronto, 2020.




















"Averie and her bicycle: An Interactive Adventure"

(Non-linear storytelling experience for children - using Klynt) Ryerson University/ York University. Toronto, 2016.



Assistant Professor (tenure track), RTA School of Media, Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University, 2021 - present. 

Course Director. Course: New Media Literacies and Culture (undergraduate), Faculty of Education, York University, 2020.


Teaching Assistantships. Courses: Research Into Practice & Child Health and Development (undergraduate), Faculty of Education. York University, 2017-2021.

Guest Lecturer. Topic: Media, Education and Society. Course: Sociology of Education (undergraduate), Ryerson University, 2016.

Graduate Assistant. Course: Sociology of Education (undergraduate), Ryerson University, 2016.


  • 2021 Oliver Stong Scholarship, Faculty of Education, York University ​​

  • 2018 SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)​

  • 2017 York University Entrance Scholarship​

  • 2016 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M)  in Honour of Nelson Mandela      ​​

  • 2015 Ryerson University Graduate Fellowship

  • 2001 William Harding Memorial Award - Excellence in Screenwriting (Ryerson/School of Radio & Television Arts) 

  • 2001  J. L. Beaton Award (Ryerson/School of Radio & Television Arts)

  • 2000 Dean's List  - Ryerson University     


  • 1999 Golden Key National Honour Society   


  • 1997 Entrance Scholarship - Ryerson University


  • 1997 John Webb Graham QC/ Rogers Multicultural Scholarship 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Language, Culture and Teaching (Faculty of Education), York University


  • M.A., Communication and Culture, Ryerson University & York University

  • Professional Copy Editing and Children's Publishing courses, Ryerson University

  • 2011 Toronto Business Development Entrepreneurial Training Program

  • 2009 CWC Career Accelerator in Digital Media and Technology Participant

  • B.A.A. (Honours) - Radio and Television Arts, Ryerson University

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