Upcoming Events

Brampton Public Talk

SAVING DEMOCRACY: FREE TALK IN BRAMPTON

Ahead of the October federal election, Canada - like democracies around the world - is grappling with fake news, misinformation and the security of our elections from foreign and domestic interference. Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst and Ryerson Leadership Lab are partnering to bring Sam Jeffers to speak to the emerging threats to our democratic system and what we can do to rebuild security and trust in our digital public spaces and democracy.

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Digital Disconnect

CONNECTED BUT APART: FILM SCREENING AND PANEL

What is the impact of the Internet on Canada’s media sector, politics, and democracy? And what does that mean for the upcoming federal election in October 2019? Join us for a free documentary screening of Digital Disconnect and panel discussion, by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting and Ryerson Leadership Lab with support from the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC).

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Project Launch

BREAKING NEWS: OUR FIRST REPORT

Misinformation is rapidly spreading yet more and more Canadians are turning to social media platforms as their source for news and information. These platforms have provided Canadians with new tools to engage with each other and public affairs, but the digital environment has influenced the nature of this engagement in ways that are not yet fully understood.

Our Rebuilding the Public Square project is investigating how Canadians are consuming news and politics online, offer potential solutions to guide policy-making, and give Canadians the tools they need to rebuild trust in our digital public square and ensure that our digital platforms have a positive impact on our society. At this event, Sam Jeffers will be launching Who Targets Me in Canada with the Ryerson Leadership Lab and Vox Pop Labs. 

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REFRAME YOUR THINKING: PIVOTING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

A design sprint workshop, originally developed at Google Ventures, is a “greatest hits” of design thinking, strategy, innovation, behavioural science and more — packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use. In three consecutive 45-minute modules, you will learn the principles of design sprints commonly used in tech organizations, and how to apply them in non-tech organizations.

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TORONTO CIVIC HACKNIGHT

Come help us chip away at civic problems by combining technology with the power of our community at Civic Tech Toronto's weekly Hacknight with Ryerson Leadership Lab Visiting Global Fellow, Sam Jeffers. We've got everything you need for a perfect Tuesday night: a presentation to learn from, some projects to work on, and pizza (or other food) to snack on!

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We’ve all heard about electoral interference and cyber threats to electoral integrity, but what does this actually mean? How do third party political advertising, cyber and data security considerations impact the elections process? Looking to the experiences of other countries, are there specific considerations Canada needs to take into account as it prepares for the upcoming federal election? Join us for a free discussion on maintaining a fair and free election from experienced digital strategist, Sam Jeffers, hosted by iVote-JeVote and the Ryerson Leadership Lab with the support of the Harvard Club of Ottawa.

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