On June 16, Professor Ian Kerr and doctoral candidate Kristen Thomasen gave a talk to staff members at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Entitled "Drones and privacy in public", their talk featured Professor Kerr’s ongoing work and work from Ms. Thomasen’s PhD. The room was full and included Senior managers and Vice Presidents from SSHRC and NSERC, with additional people having to listen from an overflow room.
Professor Michael Geist has been feature in the 2015 issue of University of Ottawa’s “Research Perspectives,” in an article entitled “The devil is in the metadata.”
Professor Teresa Scassa has been featured in the 2015 issue of University of Ottawa’s “Research Perspectives,” in an article entitled “Who owns citizen science?”.
Professors Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves have published eGirls, eCitizens, a peer-reviewed collection of essays that brings girls and young womens’ voices to the forefront in important discussions about networked technologies and their essential role in social, cultural, economic and political participation.
Professor Michael Geist has published Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era, a peer-reviewed collection of essays by some of Canada’s leading privacy, security, and surveillance scholars, that provides a Canadian-centric perspective on the issues brought into the public consciousness when Edward Snowden leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to the mainstream media containing astonishing revelations about U.S. surveillance activities.