Surveillance Studies Centre

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017 “Surveillance in the Big Data Era” 15 June – 21 June Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Surveillance Studies has become a key way of understanding the contemporary world, and the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has been one of the driving forces behind the growth of this transdisciplinary field. For...

Proportional representation isn't all about the data

By Colin Bennett, Opinion, Times Colonist , November 4, 2018

Cambridge Analytica was a symptom of a pervasive belief that elections are now won with data, says Colin Bennett, a political science professor at the University of Victoria. He contends that these practices are far less common in countries that have multi-party systems rooted in elections based on proportional...

Questions remain over political party data practices after recent testimony, says expert Colin Bennett

by Laura Ryckewaert, The Hill Times , November 5, 2018

Little has been learned and questions remain after the recent and unprecedented House committee appearance by representatives from Canada’s major political parties, who spoke about and took questions on parties’ collection, use, and protection of personal data, says University of Victoria professor and privacy expert Colin Bennett. Read...

Call For Papers: Data-driven Elections

The Big Data Surveillance (BDS) project, centered at Queen’s University, and funded by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), in collaboration with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (OIPCBC) is organizing a research workshop on “Data-Driven Elections: Implications and Challenges for Democratic Societies” to be held in Victoria, B.C....

David Lyon recognized

Congratulations to Queen's Professor David Lyon who was recently recognized with an Outstanding Contribution Award by the Surveillance Studies Network for his scholarly and intellectual contributions to the field. Read more: Surveilling Surveillance, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Queen's Gazette

Welcome sava saheli singh

SSC and BDS extend a warm welcome to new Postdoctoral Fellow sava saheli singh . sava begins her postdoc at Queen's in January 2018. She will be developing innovative multi-media teaching and learning materials related to Big Data Surveillance, led by David Lyon and David Murakami Wood.

Watch: Shoshana Zuboff 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'

See the public lecture of Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, from her Principal's Developement Fund visit to Queen's University on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The video of the public lecture is now available here . For more information about the event, see here .

Congratulations to Joan Sharpe and Emily Smith

On receiving a Special Recognition for Staff Team Award at Queen's University, for their work at the SSC, presented during the Principal's Annual Holiday Reception. See: story and photos here.

Congratulations to David Murakami Wood

Royal Society of Canada recognizes five Queen’s University faculty members in the New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program.

Surveillance Studies Centre member David Murakami Wood is one of five Queen’s University faculty members that have been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program. The new program recognizes an emerging generation of...

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