SSC Seminar Series

SSC Virtual Seminar: Rafael Evangelista, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, and Rodrigo Firmino, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil

Pandemic Technopolitics in the Global South

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
 
Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz by Sunday, December 6, 2020.


Abstract:

Brazil has been standing out as one of the worst...

SSC Virtual Seminar: Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa

Canada's New Bill to Reform Private Sector Data Protection

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


12:00 – 1:00 pm *Note new time

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
 
Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz.


Abstract:

The much-awaited bill to reform Canada's private sector data...

SSC Virtual Seminar: Kate Robertson, Cynthia Khoo, and Yolanda Song, The Citizen Lab

Algorithmic Policing and Surveillance in Canada: The Defining Role of Reliability, Necessity, and Proportionality in 21st Century Oversight

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


12:30 – 1:30 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
 
Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz by Sunday, November 8, 2020.


Abstract:

New...

SSC Virtual Seminar: Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa

Pandemic Contact-Tracing: Balancing Socio-Ethical Tensions in Desperate Times

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


12:30 – 1:30 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt the first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
 
Please RSVP to Rui Hou by Sunday, June 14.


Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a rapid and unprecedented global...

SSC Seminar Series: Jason Pridmore, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands - POSTPONED

Surveillance in an era of communicative devices - POSTPONED

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Jason Pridmore
Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Everyone welcome!


SSC Seminar Series: Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, joint seminar hosted by Ingenuity Labs - POSTPONED

Ethical Engineering and AI - POSTPONED

Thursday, March 19, 2020


12:30 – 1:30 pm

TBA


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa.

Everyone welcome!

SSC Seminar Series: Joe Berridge, joint seminar with the School of Urban and Regional Planning and Department of Geography and Planning

Sidewalk Labs, Toronto and City Building

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall E230


Abstract:

How do cities innovate? The way our buildings and streets are built, our transport and utility systems are managed, and our living, working and public spaces are designed, has not changed much in over a century. Sidewalk Labs comprehensively disruptive proposal for the innovative development of...

SSC Seminar Series: Rob Heynen, Department of Communication Studies, York University

The Anti-Trafficking Assemblage: Surveillance, Sex Work, and the Production of Harm

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

Anti-trafficking discourses and policies, especially those targeting sex workers, have become prominent in legitimizing and implementing a range of surveillance practices, both in transnational and domestic contexts. This talk will trace the contours of the anti-trafficking surveillant assemblage, which brings together state...

SSC Seminar Series: Derya Gungor, PhD, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Family Medicine Professionals: Agents of the Turkish Patriarchal Surveillance State

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The current Turkish Family Medicine Model (FMM) has a specific mandate to monitor pregnant women supposedly to improve maternal and infant health indicators. The pregnancy-monitoring mandate is regulated through official employment contracts with family physicians and midwives/nurses that assign performance-based incentives and...

SSC Seminar Series: Jonathan Coutinho, Pauline Gaprielian and Susan Boehnke, Joint Seminar with Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University

Current Practices and Future Potential of Neurotechnologies' Role in Society

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The rapid advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnologies have led to concerns regarding human privacy and security. Although primarily developed for specialized research and clinical purposes, neurotechnology is now widely available for personal and commercial usage. There is an increasing demand for biofeedback for...

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