Other Events


Image reads Big Data at the MarginsDigital Policing: Facial Recognition Software and Community Resistance

Featuring Tawana Petty (Stanford PACS), Deborah Raji (Mozilla Foundation) and Anne Cavoukian (Ryerson University).

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. This is a public event. Series website Series Facebook page

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"I Was Trying to Drag People Into Caring": Governance, Diversity, and Controversy in Open Technology Projects

Presented by Christina Dunbar-Hester, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. Co-sponsored by FIMS, Ryerson University and Concordia University.

Date: Friday, March 5
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register now. This is a public event. More information.

Indigenous voices in the digital age: using digital storytelling to illustrate the lived experiences of urban Indigenous peoples

Featuring Percy Sherwood (Media Studies PhD candidate) and Joy SpearChief-Morris (Indigenous Student Centre at Western University). Part of the mediations lecture series.

Date: Friday, March 5
Time: 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. This is a public event. More information.

Hoffman HeadshotSomething Had Been Ruined Forever: Interrupting AI Ethics

Presented by Anna Lauren Hoffman, The Information School, University of Washington

Co-sponsored by FIMS, Ryerson University and Concordia University.

Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 4:00 p.m. Registration info TBA. This is a public event. More information.

Social Selection of Algorithms

Presented by Alex Mayhew, Part of the mediations lecture series. Alex Mayhew is a PhD Candidate in Library & Information Science in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies.

Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. This is a public event. More information.

Image Reads Big Data at the MarginsDigital piece work: the new workers and geographies of the digital economy

Featuring Lisa Nakamura (University of Michigan), Lilly Irani (UC San Diego) and Greig de Peuter (Wilfrid Laurier University).

Date: Thursday, March 25
Time and registration TBA. This is a public event. Series website.

Value Sensitive Design in the Twitter API

Presented by Carolyn Sullivan, Part of the mediations lecture series. Carolyn Sullivan has a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and is a MLIS Candidate in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies.

Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 4:30 p.m. Zoom. This is a public event. More information

Mapping #MeToo: A synthesis review of digital feminist research across social media platforms

Presented by Professor Anabel Quan-Haase and Media Studies PhD Candidate Darryl Pieber (both from FIMS). Part of the mediations lecture series.

Date: Thursday, April 22
4:30 p.m. on Zoom. This is a public event.



Department of Sociology Indigenous Studies 2020-2021 Sociology Colloquium Series 

Science v. the Sacred, a Dead-end Settler Ontology -- And Then What? 

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

A virtual event on Zoomhttps://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/96377382966 

Department of Sociology Indigenous Studies 2020-2021 Sociology Colloquium Series “Science v. the Sacred, a Dead-end Settler Ontology -- And Then What?” 

Date: Friday, October 23 
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
A virtual event on Zoom 

Settler-colonial society works hard to separate so-called spirituality from the material. This worldview inhibits settler society grasping Indigenous knowledges as knowledge based on centuries of observations and intimate relations with other-than-human relatives. Instead, Indigenous peoples are viewed as exceedingly “spiritual,” and dominant scientific traditions (including the social sciences and humanities) tend to denigrate Indigenous understandings of the world as beliefs rather than knowledges. The knowledge/belief divide stems from a hierarchy of life that the sciences share with major religious traditions. Within this understanding of sentience and agency, some humans rank above others, and humans rank above other life forms. More recently, thinkers such as the “new materialists” and multi-species ethnographers commit themselves to understanding other-than-humans in less hierarchical and more “vibrant” or agential, if still secular terms. But that “ontological turn,” while fascinating, may not be a sufficiently encouraging response in this moment of settler-colonial existential crisis. For those paying attention, Indigenous worldviews compel and edify. That is not to say that Indigenous understandings of the world can save settler society from itself. Non-Indigenous people must learn to live well together here, and it does not look good. Nonetheless, in an act of edification, I bring Indigenous ideas of being in good relation into conversation with the more sensible ideas of thinkers working within the settler state academy. 
Speaker: Dr. Kim TallBear
CRC in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment 
Faculty of Native Studies 
University of AlbertaKim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is also a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellow. Dr. TallBear is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. 

Building on her research on the role of technoscience in settler colonialism, Dr. TallBear also studies the colonization of Indigenous sexuality. She is a regular commentator in US, Canadian, and UK media outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, and technology as well as Indigenous sexualities. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota. 
Everyone welcome. 
No RSVP required, but space is limited to the first 100 participants to join the Zoom session. 

Join Zoom Meeting / Meeting URL:  https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/96377382966 

TSAS & Carleton FPA Virtual Workshop – October 7 


Sponsored by Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs,

10:00 am (EDT) Workshop 1: Gender & Extremism
“Women’s Participation in Violent Political Organizations and Beyond,”
Johanna Massé (Laval University)

“Gender and Extremism: Roles, Participation, and Government Responses,”
Jessica Davis (Carleton University & Insight Threat Intelligence)
Leah West (Carleton University)

1:00 pm Workshop 2: Framing Terrorism
“Terrorism and the Terrorized: How the ‘Terrorism’ Label is Informed and Applied for Violent Attacks in Canada,”
Shannon Nash (University of Waterloo)

“Education and Training in National Security and Counter-Terrorism in Canada and Australia,”
Veronica Kitchen (University of Waterloo)
Adam Molnar (University of Waterloo)

Each Presenter/Team will speak about their research for 10-15 minutes. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions to the moderator.
Please note ADVANCE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. The online format allows 100 participants, however due to last minute no shows we will register 125 people, the first 100 seats will be available first come first serve.
The two sessions are being run as two different online events. If you wish to register one or both Workshop sessions you will need to indicate that when you register.
To register email ec2ford@uwaterloo.ca by September 30, 2020. Login details will be sent to those who have registered.