What We're Doing

  1. December 2, 2015

    Two Scholarships at the PhD level (starting September 2016) are available in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University to work on a project, funded through a SSHRC Partnership Grant on “Big Data Surveillance” under the supervision of David Lyon and/or David Murakami Wood.  The project is a multi-disciplinary and comparative analysis of the development and impact of big data analytics in many domains:  security, consumer, health, welfare, electoral, intelligence, employment and others.  The project is coordinated through the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University.  

  2. November 16, 2015

    SSHRC’s Insight Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or team whose project has made a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

  3. November 10, 2015

    On Thursday November 12th, the Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA) is presenting Edward Snowden as keynote speaker for the Queen’s Model United Nations Invitational.

    The talk runs from 6:30 pm to 8pm – doors open at 6pm – with a 45 minute keynote address by Snowden about the changing nature of surveillance and current state of espionage, followed by a 35 minute question period moderated by Dr. David Lyon of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s.

What We're Tweeting

May 5 at 10:48 AM
Federal government slashes fees for access-to-information requests to strengthen accountability natpo.st/1T3gxla via @nationalpost
May 3 at 2:32 PM
RT @SSN_Barcelona: We created this nice memory of the conference. Thank you for your contributions! storify.com/SSN_Barcelona/… #ssn2016 #seeyounexttime
May 3 at 2:29 PM
Whistleblowing is not just leaking — it’s an act of political resistance interc.pt/1W5W9ke by @Snowden