Technology, equity and social justice roundtable

Ahmed Ansari, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Seda Gurses, Mona Sloane, Mark A. Vasquez, Zach Pearl

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This roundtable discussion, sponsored by a SSHRC Connection Grant, brings together four international faculty members from a range of academic and industry backgrounds in engineering and social sciences to discuss how they engage with equity and social justice issues in their work, focusing specifically on methodology and how students and young professionals can approach these issues. Ansari will describe his current efforts to decolonize design research in the university community, in particular through the_Decolonising Design_platform. Gürses will discuss her ongoing work in the field of Privacy Engineering, which focuses on designing, implementing, adapting, and evaluating theories, methods, techniques, and tools to systematically capture and address privacy issues in the development of sociotechnical systems. Hoffman will focus on a novel and timely intervention into Data Ethics: Feminist Data Ethics, which engages with the ethical implications of data's production, circulation, application, and storage. Sloane will highlight the critical importance of responsible AI design and governance, interdisciplinary opportunities for researchers to develop and implement tools to engage with responsible innovation, innovation in AI procurement, and AI auditing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Society and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation, ISTAS 2021
EditorsBrandiff Caron, Ketra A. Schmitt, Zach Pearl, Rozita Dara, Heather A. Love
ISBN (Electronic)9781665435802
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Symposium on Society and Technology, ISTAS 2021 - Virtual, Waterloo, Canada
Duration: 28 Oct 202131 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings


Conference2021 IEEE International Symposium on Society and Technology, ISTAS 2021
CityVirtual, Waterloo


  • equity
  • onto-epistemology
  • revolution
  • risk
  • social justice
  • technology


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