Nov 8: Register for “Antagonistic Responses to Science and Technology in the Academy”

We invite you to attend the second panel discussion of the series, “Antagonistic Responses to Science and Technology in the Academy.” Panel presentations will explore several important topics such as opposition to science and technology solutions for sustainable agriculture; what it means to be a public-facing healthcare expert during the pandemic; the anxieties and antagonisms surrounding automated artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including generative AI; and challenging encounters characterizing the relations inside and outside the science classroom, and ways of promoting inclusivity. There will be time for audience members to engage in a question-and-answer period following the panel presentations. A reception will follow.

Register for "Antagonistic Resposnes to Science and Technology in the Academy"

Antagonistic Responses to Science and Technology in the Academy

Date: 29 November 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Reception 4:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Enterprise Theatre, EC5, Room 1111, 305 Phillip St., Waterloo
Event Details: In-person and online
Register today: Antagonistic Responses to Science and Technology in the Academy
Lead Organizer & Chair: Suzan Ilcan, Professor & University Research Chair, Sociology and Legal Studies
Moderator: Kirsten Müller, Professor and Chair, Biology

Panel Participants  

  • Dr. Trevor C. Charles is Professor of Biology, Founder of the company Metagenom Bio, Executive Director of the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program, and Director of Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research. He was trained as a microbiologist and bacterial geneticist. His work is situated within the context of Circular Bioeconomy. 
  • Dr. Lai-Tze Fan is a Canada Research Chair in Technology and Social Change, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. She leads the Unseen-AI Lab. Her recent projects focus on systemic biases in technological design, including AI, critical code and software studies, and research-creation.
  • Dr. Kelly Grindrod is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Grindrod and her colleagues have been working closely with public health, first with the roll-out of the take-home naloxone program in the Waterloo Region and later with the vaccine program. Dr. Grindrod was a public-facing expert on COVID vaccination and treatment during the pandemic.
  • Dr. Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the School of Computer Science and the School of Public Health Sciences, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and an affiliate faculty member at the Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence. She is Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in Buffalo, New York. 

Charmaine B. Dean
Vice President, Research and International
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Sheila Ager
Dean, Faculty of Arts
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