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Curiosity on Stage: Evening Edition - Fake News: The Technology behind the trend

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Oct 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curiosity on Stage: Evening Edition - Fake News: The Technology behind the trend
When
Times
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee
Free
Language
Bilingual
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The event will be simultaneously translated into both official languages as well as available via live stream from the Museum’s Facebook channel.

Tickets to attend this event in person are now SOLD-OUT.
We encourage you to watch the livestream via the Museum's Facebook channel.

Join The Communications Security Establishment and the Canada Science and Technology Museum for an evening of thought-provoking discussion about fake news. Fake news has rapidly emerged as a key threat to our democracy, with new technologies emerging at a rapid pace.

Invited speakers from the Communications Security Establishment, the University of Ottawa, and Radio-Canada will explore the technology and ethics of fake news, its impact on society and democracy, and what we can do to fight its spread. The session will end with a panel discussion and question-and-answer period.

Come join the conversation and share your thoughts using the hashtag #CuriosityOnStage.

The event will be simultaneously translated into both official languages as well as available via live stream from the Museum’s Facebook channel.

Join us between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, before the event, for a small reception along with light refreshments and networking opportunities.

Please note that the event is FREE – however, parking fees remain in effect. To avoid line ups, and access the event on time, we strongly recommend to download the Park Indigo App, and pay in advance.

Our speakers are:

Elizabeth Dubois (uOttawa) - Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa
Scott Jones (Communications security establishment) - Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre)
Christina Tessier (Moderator) - President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Jeff Yates (Radio-Canada) - Columnist at ICI Grand Montréal at Radio-Canada

Biographies

Elizabeth Dubois, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr Elizabeth Dubois writes, speaks and teaches at the intersection of technology and politics. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. Her work examines digital media, influence and political engagement. Previously Elizabeth worked on Parliament Hill as a communications specialist for an MP, in climate change policy for an international human rights organization and has consulted for other non-profit organizations. As a Public Policy Forum Fellow Elizabeth is investigating public policy options around the future of news.

Elizabeth is a graduate of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she completed a DPhil (PhD) in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences as well as an MSc in the Social Sciences of the Internet (distinction).

Scott Jones, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Scott is the Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre). The Cyber Centre is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for government, critical infrastructure owners and operations, the private sector and the Canadian public.

Scott began his career at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in 1999 and has held various positions including Assistant Deputy Minister of IT Security, acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Director General of Cyber Defence and a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across CSE, primarily in the Signals Intelligence and IT Security Domains. He previously worked at the Privy Council Office as a National Security Policy Advisor in the Security & Intelligence Secretariat.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Masters of Business Administration.

Christina Tessier, President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Christina Tessier was appointed to the position of President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in June 2018. Prior to her appointment, Christina served since 2014 as Director General of the Canada Science and Technology Museum where she led the fast-tracked renewal of the exhibition galleries and visitor experience elements for the Museum which reopened in November 2017. Before serving as Director General, Christina was Director of Operations at Ingenium’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Christina has worked in the cultural field for close to 18 years at various institutions, including the Portrait Gallery of Canada, Parks Canada, where her work focused on National Historic Sites, and at Ottawa’s Bytown Museum. Christina is an active member of her community and currently sits on the Algonquin College Foundation Board. Christina is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in Classical Studies, and she also holds a diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College.

Jeff Yates, Columnist at ICI Grand Montréal à Radio-Canada

Jeff Yates is a columnist at ICI Grand Montréal à Radio-Canada, where he has specialized in misinformation on the web. Yates studied journalism at Concordia University. After creating the ‘Viral Inspector’ blog for the Métro newspaper, the first platform to demystify false viral news from a Québec news media, he quickly became a recognized leader in the field. Jeff has followed the growth of fake news from an unknown term, to a key element of our lexicon.

Yates’ expertise in fake news includes related topics such as the effect of social networks and algorithms on information, web propaganda and the exploitation of new forms of communication.