Toronto Branch - Big Data 175

Dr. David Lyon and his book "Surveillance after Snowden"
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

This event is currently sold out. Please join the waitlist for a chance to attend Big Data 175. 

Queen’s Toronto Alumni Branch is excited to present Big Data 175, a speaker series in honour of Queen's 175th anniversary, which includes an introduction by Dr. David Lyon, Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Principal Investigator in the Big Data Surveillance team project 2015-2020, followed by a screening of the film Citizenfour about Edward Snowden who helped expose the depth of Big Data and its many uses in society. This Academy Award winning film will be followed by a question and answer period with Dr. Lyon. The film will begin at 5:15pm.

Dr. David Lyon brings a sociological perspective to the issues of surveillance. For the past twenty-five years, this has been an area of interest to Dr. Lyon, an interest which includes issues surrounding social media, citizen registration, identification systems, border and airport controls, organizational routines, and video camera surveillance. For his extensive research, Dr. Lyon has been awarded a Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies in 2005, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Sociological Assocation Communication and Information Technology Section in 2007, in addition to numerous other honours, Dr. Lyon was also awarded an Insight-Impact Award from the SSHRC in 2015.



Carlton Cinema
20 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON


Alumni & Guests - $20 before May 15, 2017
Alumni & Guests - $25 after May 15, 2017
Recent Queen's Graduates - $20 (2006 - 2016)
$25 at the door (if space is available)
Ticket includes film, presentation by Dr. Lyon and movie theatre snacks. Cash bar is available.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Sold out

Event Contacts

Toronto Branch
c/o Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
1-800-267-7837 (toll-free in Canada and the US)