2nd prize: Kim Petit, Université du Québec à Montréal
Kim Petit has been a research professional at UQAM since 2009. She has taken part in several projects to develop computing tools in the humanities and social sciences. Employed by the Centre d’histoire des régulations sociales (CHRS) for nearly 10 years, Kim played a central role in the creation of an original research computing platform, the Système d’information sur les régulations sociales (SIRS), which has been used to integrate dozens of databases and to preserve thousands of digital archive documents. Since 2015, in addition to overseeing the development of CHRS research infrastructures, she is in charge of the general coordination of the research team.
She also works for the Laboratoire d’histoire et de patrimoine de Montréal as digital project coordinator where, among other things, she coordinated the development of the Système de Cartographie de l’HistoirE de MontréAl (SCHEMA), an online infrastructure for the visualization and analysis of geospatial historical data.
Kim’s many initiatives include a sustained commitment to the transmission of valuable technological skills in digitization, database creation and the use of geographic information systems to graduate students in history.