Story Archive

  1. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. October 21, 2015

    Two Postgraduate Scholarships at the PhD level (beginning September 2016) are available in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria to work on a project, funded through a SSHRC Partnership Grant on “Big Data Surveillance” under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bennett.

  4. September 28, 2015

    Queen’s University professor and Surveillance Studies Centre director David Lyon (Sociology) has been awarded $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research into the vulnerabilities generated by big data surveillance.

  5. September 10, 2015

    Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    'Militarized Surveillance and Palestinian Childhood'

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 12:30-2:00pm

    Jeffrey 234

  6. September 10, 2015

    In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of ’security’. 

  7. July 15, 2015

    The New Transparency: Surveillance as Social Sorting, was a Major Research Collaborative Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada from 2008-2015. For a summary of the past 7 years of research results, see:

  8. July 6, 2015

    States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects

    Fall Symposium, October 1st and 2nd, 2015

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Andrew Carnegie Fellow awardee

    Hosted by the Surveillance Studies Research Center The Institute for Policy & Social Research University of Kansas*

  9. March 16, 2015

    Congratulations to Kirstie Ball, Ana Canhoto, Elizabeth Daniel, Sally Dibb, Maureen Meadows and Keith Spiller, on the publication of The Private Security State? Surveillance, Consumer Data and the War on Terror (Copenhagen Business School Press, March 2015). Available here


  10. March 9, 2015

    What: Screening of The Secret Trial 5

    When: Sunday 15 March, 4pm AND 7pm

    Where: The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street, 2nd fl., Kingston, ON

    Cost: $10 adult admission, cash only

    Who: Special guest Sharry Aiken, Faculty of Law, Queen's University. The filmmakers will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q & A