University of Ottawa

Signalling the Future of Intelligence Regulation in Canada?
 A panel discussion on the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

April 8, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday, April 8
Mackintosh Corry Hall, Room D214
12:30 to 2:00pm

Sukanya Pillay

General Counsel and Executive Director, 
Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Wesley Wark

Visiting Research Professor, 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,
University of Ottawa

Christopher Parsons

Post-doctoral Fellow,
Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Despite an expanding mandate of CSECs signals intelligence responsibilities, in terms of economic resources, legal mandate, and technical capabilities, the  agency has not seen a corresponding increase in the scale and scope of regulatory measures. This panel will discuss the existing state of CSEC operations in Canada, and will point towards challenges and opportunities for  reform and regulation of signals intelligence practices in Canada.

Everyone Welcome!
Refreshments will be served

Co-sponsored by Queen’s Surveillance Studies Centre, School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Law

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SSC Seminar Series: Mark Salter, University of Ottawa

January 7, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mac Corry D411
Mark Salter, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

The Owl and the Clock:
the surveillant assemblage and the intellectual

The relationship of surveillance studies scholars to politics has been a constant and productive site of tension and debate. Within the assemblage theory community, however, the question of engagement has been limited. This talk puts assemblage theory in discussion with  academics to illuminate some of the political dynamics inherent in tracing these complex networks of causality and emergence.

Everyone welcome!

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Call for Papers: The Politics of Surveillance, May 8-10, 2014

Posted by jsharpe on November 7, 2013 - 11:55am

University of Ottawa

The organizers are seeking written paper contributions from scholars and activists who are working in areas closely related to the question of how the governmental and corporate surveillance might best be challenged, regulated, resisted or reversed. Abstracts due 10 January 2014.

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The Politics of Surveillance: Advancing Democracy in a Surveillance Society

May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - May 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Politics of Surveillance: Advancing Democracy in a Surveillance Society

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – May 8-10, 2014

Event Sponsor: The New Transparency, a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative
Event Host:  University of Ottawa

Though civil society advocates, politicians and surveillance scholars have been debating the issue for years, the revelations of Edward Snowden have brought public attention to a powerful yet questionable international surveillance apparatus. The extraordinary growth of this system appears in conjunction with the expansion of our online and mobile device-driven lives. How can users and citizens protect themselves in the face of a surveillance system that is both concealed and omnipresent? To what extent can the surveillance apparatus be resisted or democratically determined? Facilitating and achieving democratic oversight of an international surveillance system is a considerable challenge, and one that raises old questions about the role of representative governance, now revisited in the context of digital terrorist networks and the ‘Internet of things.’

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SSC Seminar Series: Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa

February 6, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Valerie Steeves, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Life in the Fish Bowl: kids attitudes about online surveillance

Mac-Corry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Findings from qualitative interviews with young people between the ages of 11 and 17 and their parents suggest that young people feel that they are under constant surveillance online by parents, teachers and corporations, and that many of their ordinary social interactions are being reconstructed as dangerous and risky.

Everyone welcome!

Tags: children, SSC Seminar Series, University of Ottawa, Val Steeves

SSC Seminar Series: Shoshana Magnet and Corinne Mason

October 24, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

SSC Seminar Series:
Shoshana Magnet, PhD, Institute of Women's Studies, University of Ottawa
Corinne Mason, PhD Candidate, Institute of Women's Studies, University of Ottawa

Feminist Surveillance Studies and New Orientalist Articulations

24 October, Mac-Corry hall, D411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

This presentation draws on the theoretical framework of feminist surveillance studies to provide a critical response to a 2008 United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat assessment warning of an increase in women terrorists hiding explosives in pregnancy prosthetics and under burqas. We argue that veiled bodies provide a new “sightbyte” for othered deviance in ways that justify a number of aggressive interventions in the post- 9/11 context, including the expansion of new surveillance technologies such as backscatter X-rays aimed at making particular racialized and gendered bodies newly visible.

Everyone welcome!

Tags: Corinne Mason, Shoshana Magnet, SSC Seminar Series, University of Ottawa

SSC Seminar Series: Christine Bruckert and Tuulia Law

March 30, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

“The Costs of Surveilling Sexual Morality: Sex Work and the State”

** Please note time change to 12:00**

D216 Mac-Corry Hall
Queen's University

Tags: Bruckert, Law, SSC Seminar Series, University of Ottawa

SSC Seminar Series: Patrick O'Byrne

March 4, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Patrick O’Byrne

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Ottawa


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