Where: Alumni Hall
Celebrate 127 years of the VWA with members, guests, and the Vic community, and listen to the talk, "The Citizen Lab: What Happens When Videos of Cute Cats Meet 'Big Brother'?" with Irene Poetranto, senior researcher, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.
About this Event: Most people use the internet and social media for ordinary activities. Yet, these same tools have also been used by civil society and political opposition to criticize governments and mobilize against them. This talk focuses on the Munk School's The Citizen Lab's research on internet censorship and shutdowns.
About the speaker: Irene Poetranto is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Her research interests include the politics of internet regulation and countering terrorism, violent extremism, and hate speech online. Irene obtained her master's degree in Political Science and Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Toronto and her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
This lunch is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 5. The cost of the lunch will be posted in 2024.
The VWA Annual General Meeting follows at 2:00 p.m.
About the VWA Membership
Every fall, the Victoria Women's Association sends members and donors the membership/donation form, the new programme and the newsletter. The annual membership fee is $20 which may be paid at meetings by cash or by cheque, payable to the VWA. A cheque may also be mailed to the VWA mailing address below. If you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The VWA Executive keeps in touch with members and reminds them of upcoming meetings if a member so wishes. If informed, the Corresponding Secretary also sends cards to members for diverse reasons.