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Innovations in Research
April 10, 2019
Confronting the Disinformation Age: Innovations in Research
Research doesn’t just live in libraries and academic papers; it has a profound impact on our day to day lives. Innovations in Research is a dynamic evening that showcases the SFU researchers and innovators who are designing solutions to confront the disinformation age.
Hosted by Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research and International at SFU, this event features rapid-fire presentations, in-depth discussions, and interactive demonstrations by faculty, staff, students and alumni from across SFU’s faculties, departments, programs and campuses. Enjoy light refreshments as you move throughout the space, interacting with researchers and watching presentations from SFU’s remarkable research community.
This event is presented by SFU Public Square, SFU Vancouver, SFU Innovates, and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
Juan Pablo Alperin
Assistant Professor, Publishing Program
Is making knowledge public a part of a professor’s job?
Professor, Department of English
We don’t know what we want when we are on the internet (and that’s ok)
Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts
From the Other Side
Heather Deforrest & Ali Moore
Research Commons, Research Commons Librarian/ Community Scholars Librarian
Confronting Disinformation with Public Access to Research
Undergraduate Student, School of Communication
Confronting misinformation in chronic health support groups on social media – and a proposed, local solution.
Magali Forte & Gwénaëlle André
PhD Candidates, Languages, Cultures and Literacies Program
Digital story creation with Scribjab: human and material encounters
Professor, School of Communication
Fake news for fake pills: Disinformation beyond politics, and its historical roots
Undergraduate Student, School of Communication
Algorithms in the Age of the Digital Public Sphere: Filter-Bubbles and Disinformation
Akira Kojima, Rielle Harding, Nick Shum, Ann Ness
Undergraduate Students, Semester in Dialogue
Master Student, Faculty of Education
Data literacy in a peace education course, an opportunity to address disinformation in Colombia
Professor, Department of Political Science
Political Opinion Leaders and Normative Change: A Trump Effect across the Canada/US Border?
Master Student, School of Communication
Journalism for climate solutions: Rethinking standard approaches to climate change reporting.
Professor, School of Public Policy & SFU Centre for Dialogue
Disinformation, Trust & Commitment to Democracy: The Case for Building Social Connections
Professor, Department of Linguistics
Using computational linguistics to detect fake news
Eileen Van der Flier-Keller
Professor, Faculty of Science
Beyond the ivory tower: Empowering our students to communicate their science to public audience
Senior Research Assistant, Children’s Health Policy Centre
Confronting disinformation to improve children’s mental health
Graduate Student, Department of Criminology
Right-wing extremism online: Are we part of the problem?
Joy Johnson leads Simon Fraser University’s strategic research initiatives and facilitates international opportunities that foster research collaborations and student exchange. Her work focuses on facilitating research excellence and helping the university respond to new opportunities. She works with members of SFU’s eight faculties to ensure they have the support and resources required to conduct excellent cutting-edge research in all its forms. Building on her long-standing leadership and research experience, she works with faculty, students and staff to secure research partnerships within the community and industry.
A key element of her role focuses on knowledge mobilization by facilitating opportunities to transfer the results of SFU research to society. This collaborative role allows for an interplay between research and innovation to enhance social, economic, and environmental well-being.
Joy is a leader for the SFU Innovates initiative – a university-wide strategy and action plan to inspire, develop, and support impact-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of SFU’s commitment to innovation, she is responsible for developing initiatives that support students and faculty members to harness new ideas and innovations for the benefit of society.
Information about her past scholarly and leadership experiences can be obtained by accessing her CV.
As this event is free, and free events routinely have a high number of no-shows, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full event, registration may not guarantee entry. Seating is limited and will be available to registered attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-5959. If you require ASL or other language interpretation please submit this request no later than 3 weeks in advance.
The Segal Graduate School of Business is located at 500 Granville St, and is a brief walk from both the Granville and Waterfront skytrain stations, along with numerous bus stops. Limited bike racks are available out front, with others closeby.
Nearby paid parking is available at 443 Seymour St. Parking is also available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova St.
The venue and all floors within the building are wheelchair accessible.
There are wheelchair accessible washrooms available on the first floor. Unfortunately, this venue does not have gender-neutral washrooms at this time. However, there are gender-neutral washrooms located on the first floor of SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St), a 4 minute walk away.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.