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Thursday, November 14 • 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Precision Policy - Advances in Big Data Analytics and Government Policy / Politique de précision - Progrès en analyse de mégadonnées et politique gouvernementale

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Panel Organized by: Simon Fraser University

Big data is changing the way information is collected, organized, processed and stored. These changes have presented great opportunities for economic growth, productivity, innovation, and governments are beginning to embrace big data.

Like precision medicine, we can achieve precision policy. We have the potential to develop policies based on what was previously unimaginable accuracy and to visualize the impact before implementation. This panel will explore the possibilities and demonstrate the steps needed to create an environment where we treat research data as a tool for public good and where governance, privacy and security concerns can be overcome.

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Dugan O’Neil

Associate Vice-President, Research, Simon Fraser University
As the Associate Vice-President, Research, Dugan O’Neil works closely with the Vice-President, Research and International and shares responsibility for academic leadership in, and administration of, research and other scholarly activities. Together, they work to raise Simon Fraser... Read More →

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Ruby Mendenhall

Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work, University of Illinois
Ruby Mendenhall is an Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an affiliate of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Women... Read More →
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Lynn Barr-Telford

Assistant Chief Statistician, Social, Health and Labour Statistics, Statistics Canada
Lynn Barr-Telford is the Assistant Chief Statistician of the Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field at Statistics Canada. Lynn holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Carleton University and has several years of experience as a senior Executive with responsibility for large... Read More →
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Julian Myles Somers

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Julian Somers is a clinician, team leader, and scholar committed to population wellness. He trained as a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction, and wrote some of the first papers addressing harm reduction, relapse prevention, and brief interventions for substance use... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:10pm EST
Governor General III