October 2017

Announcing Facebook’s Canadian Election Integrity Initiative

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Join Facebook and special guest, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions for an important announcement about new initiatives to support cyber security and promote authentic civic engagement on Facebook’s platform in the lead up to the next federal election. The program will include the launch of Facebook's new Canadian Election Integrity Initiative and a panel conversation on citizen literacy and authentic civic engagement online.

This event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/GovtPolitics/

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd

Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship
Director of Research at the Social Media Lab

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd

Anatoliy is the Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship, Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (Canada), and Director of Research at the Social Media Lab. His research focuses include: Online Communities, Social Media Data Stewardship, Online Social Networks, Social Networks Analysis, Information Visualization and Computer-Mediated Communication. His work has appeared in numerous high impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gruzd is a former United States Department of State Muskie Fellow. He received his PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, his MS in Library & Information Science from Syracuse University in 2005 and his BS & MS in Computer Science from Dnipropetrovsk National University in Ukraine in 2003.

Karina Gould

Minister of Democratic Institutions
Government of Canada

Karina Gould

Karina Gould is a trade and investment specialist and community activist with deep roots in her hometown of Burlington, Ontario. Between December 2015 and January 2017, she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development.

Karina fuelled her passion for public service and international development by spending a year volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico. As a student at McGill University, she served as president of the Arts Undergraduate Society and organized a $20,000 fundraising campaign for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. That same year, she began working as a consultant for the Migration and Development Program at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

After completing her master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Oxford, she moved back to Burlington, where she worked as a trade and investment specialist for the Mexican Trade Commission.

Karina is an active member of her community. She is a member of the Oxford Cambridge Society of Toronto and has volunteered at the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, and as the social media coordinator for the Mississauga Furniture Bank.

Kevin Chan

Head of Public Policy
Facebook Canada

Kevin Chan

Kevin Chan is Head of Public Policy, Canada for Facebook and Instagram. He leads both platforms' public policy efforts in Canada, facilitating an ongoing dialogue with the policy and public affairs communities on a broad range of issues that impact the Internet sector.

Kevin serves on the boards of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs, Kids Help Phone, and the Canadian American Business Council, and sits on the Dean’s Council at Ryerson's Ted Rogers School of Management.

Kevin graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, the Ivey Business School and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is a recipient of the Public Service Award of Excellence, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Matthew Johnson

Director of Education

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s center for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts’ lessons, parent materials and interactive resources and a lead on MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. As an acknowledged expert in digital literacy and its implementation in Canadian curricula, Matthew is the architect of MediaSmarts’ Use, Understand, Create: Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian K-12 Schools. He has served as on expert panels convened by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others, and consulted on provincial curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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