About us

Humanities Computing and Media Centre

The HCMC is essentially a permanent research and development office for the faculty staffed by full-time software developers and experts in research and instructional design. Our primary responsibility is to support and collaborate on the research and teaching projects of scholars from the other departments in the faculty. We have no formal academic teaching or publishing responsibilities, but collaborate on research and teaching projects with scholars from other departments in the faculty and publish and present with those scholars and independently.

We try as much as possible to implement using internationally recognized standards, ideally using open-source technologies so that as much as possible of our technology and practices can be repurposed or applied to future projects.

Administratively, the HCMC is a department in the faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria. We report operationally to the Dean of Humanities, guided by our mandate as interpreted through the policy and priorities established by the Digital Humanities Committee


Room A316 in the Mearns Centre for Learning in the McPherson Library building. Our Contact Us page has specific directions for mail, courier or in-person.

Office hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm