Welcoming TRU’s New Researchers!

The TRU is thrilled to welcome Vanessa Gray, Ladan Mohamed Siad, and Reena Shadaan as our new researchers. Vanessa will be leading our Environmental Justice research alongside Reena while Ladan takes on our Data Justice research. Vanessa is an Anishnaabe kwe from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located in Canada’s Chemical Valley. As a grassroots organizer, land defender,…

TRU Wins Connaught Global Challenge Award!

We are thrilled to announce that TRU is one of the winners of the Connaught Global Challenge Award! See the full announcement below! From U of T News, Five ambitious global projects at the University of Toronto from tackling public health issues to creating models to build “smarter” villages, are sharing $1.23 million this year from…

Watch: Patrick Keilty’s “Strategic Desire”

Check out TRU’s Patrick Keilty lecture on “Strategic Desire,” presented September 5, 2017 as part of the Digital Humanities Lecture Series at Cornell University. The Digital Humanities Lecture Series is presented by the Society for the Humanities and the Media Studies Initiative and co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor and an award from the Andrew…

Call For Participants: Log Out! Resistance Within and Against Platform Labour

Our friends at the the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto invitesparticipants to an international symposium that will address forms of resistance within and against platform labour. An emerging wave of struggles in sectors such as logistics, food delivery, journalism, and other platform-based sites of labour has shown how workers resist…

EDGI Wins Making and Doing Distinguished Achievement Award from 4S!

Congratulations to EDGI on being awarded the Making and Doing Distinguished Achievement Award from 4S! From the Society for Social Studies of Science, “The STS Making and Doing initiative aims at encouraging 4S members to share scholarly practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study. It highlights scholarly practices for producing and expressing…

EDGI Receives J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award from Society of American Archivists!

  Once again, congratulations to the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) on their J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)! TRU member and Technology Lead Matthew Price traveled to Portland, Oregon to accept the award on July 26, 2017. For immediate release, June 2017/Society of American Archivists: “CHICAGO—The Environmental Data…