Announcement

Virginia Eubanks: Public Talk and Book Signing

Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York) Wednesday, October 16 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202 Queen’s University Co-sponsored by the Surveillance Studies Centre, Department of Sociology, Faculty...

Smart Cities: The City of the Future?

What does a smart city look like?

Will technology rule?

Or, should technology be a means to an end in creating a good city where diverse human beings can flourish?

David Murakami Wood’s research starts with these fundamental questions to define the concept of a smart city, and then assess the smart city...

BDS Partner Farewell and Welcome

The Big Data Surveillance project thanks Micheal Vonn for her excellent, sharp and vitally relevant contributions to our Partnership Grant research project. As an astute policy researcher with the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association she played a critically important role in what makes our so-called non-academic partnerships work so wonderfully. We wish her well in...

In Memoriam: Ian Kerr

Members of the SSC are deeply saddened to learn of Ian Kerr ’s death from cancer on August 26 2019. Ian was a valued colleague, from the University of Ottawa, with whom we collaborated on several major projects. He had a gift for communicating complex ideas in an accessible manner – and a marvelous sense of humour. His...

Watch Video: In Conversation with Carole Cadwalladr

Brexit, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: The reporting and investigation of a scandal 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Pacific Time) April 30 Fraser Building, Room 159 University of Victoria, BC

Watch Video here

A public talk about privacy issues and the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal with Carole Cadwalladr, UK journalist and...

Launch of Screening Surveillance

Please join us for the launch of the Screening Surveillance Film series. _____________________________________

Monday April 8th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm THE SCREENING ROOM 120 Princess Street, Second Floor, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6

_____________________________________ Featuring: BLAXITES : the story of a young woman whose celebratory social media post affects her access to vital medication....

Dr. Ogasawara Awarded Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Midori Ogasawara, who has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2019-2021. The Fellowship will be held at the University of Ottawa, under the supervision of Professor Val Steeves, Department of Criminology. Midori defended her PhD in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s in 2018. The dissertation concerns the identification system developed by Japanese occupying...

Call for Applications: Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2019

Are you a PhD student?

Do you have PhD students?

The next Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar takes place 17 - 22 June 2019 at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. This is an opportunity...

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....

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