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10 March 2017

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March 10, 2017

Data Bodies, Digital Citizens: Power and Politics in the Age of the Data Boom

Nora Young, host of CBC Radio program Spark, will give a talk titled Data Bodies, Digital Citizens: Power and Politics in the Age of the Data Boom. This Keynote address is part of a full-day workshop: The Computable Self and the Politics of Data.

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Date & Time:

March 10, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm


We’re in a new era, where the physical and the digital are braided together as never before. Simply going through daily life, enormous amounts of data are produced about us, and by us. As individuals, that data can help us learn about ourselves. Collectively, it can lead to smarter, more sustainable cities, improve health care and respond to crises. But that Data Boom comes with serious risks: loss of privacy, unacknowledged bias, or the targeting of vulnerable populations. The Data Boom is affecting the credit rating you get, the jobs you will be considered for and more.

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March 10, 2017, March 11, 2017

CREST Meeting

Event Details

Date & Time:

March 10, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Date & Time:

March 11, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Women in Science and Engineering Intitiative


Organized by the McMaster Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative, the Current Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) Meeting is an interdisciplinary celebration of not only of women in science and engineering, but also of the exciting research being conducted in these domains more broadly.

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Veena Rawat, CREST Keynote

Veena Rawat, CREST Keynote

A world-renowned electrical engineer specializing in telecommunications, Rawat is former president of Communications Research Centre Canada and recipient of numerous awards, including Canada’s leading Woman High Tech Entrepreneur from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (2008), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunications (2012), and the prestigious Order of Canada (2014).