Smart Card Forum: Biographies of Speakers:



Ann Cavoukian
Dr. Ann Cavoukian was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in May 1997. Prior to this, Ann served as the Assistant Commissioner, having joined the Commission in 1987. As Commissioner, Ann oversees the operations of Ontario's information and privacy laws.
Ann received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Psychology, specializing in criminology. Her published works include a recent book on privacy called, Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (Random House). Ann is particularly interested in advancing privacy protection through the pursuit of technological solutions.

Andrew Clement
Andrew Clement is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Studies and Coordinator of the Information Policy Research Program. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. His research and teaching focus on the social implications of information and communications technologies. Two of his recent papers dealing with the privacy and control aspects of computerization are reprinted in the anthology Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices, Rob Kling ed., Academic Press, 1996.

Jack Dimond
Jack Dimond is a graduate of the University of Toronto (M.A., Ph.D.) whose academic training has been in Philosophy. As a graduate student he was active in the student co-operative housing movement and was a founder of Rochdale College. Since 1969 he has held a number of administrative positions at the University, first at Innis College, then as Director of the Transitional Year Program, then in the office of the Vice-President, Personnel and Student Affairs and, since 1981, has been Secretary of the Governing Council. Since 1995 he has also been the University's Commissioner for Access to Information and Privacy Protection, in which position he provides general information about the University's policies in this area and deals with appeals concerning the denial of access or concerning privacy protection.

PJ Lilley
PJ Lilley is a long time student activist and appropriately enough is the editor of the national student paper "The Student Activist". PJ contributed to the three part documentary on smart cards produced by Channel Zero and aired on CBC TV.

Stephen Pender
Stephen Pender is a PhD Candidate in English examining the relationship between rhetoric and medicine in the early seventeenth century. He is an active member of CUPE 3902 and President of the Graduate Students' Union.

Felix Stalder
Felix Stalder is a Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Information Studies, a member of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology and a Research Affiliate of the Information Policy Research Program (IPRP) at the University of Toronto. His research interests include the social and political aspects of new technologies, particularly electronic money. He is co-editor of the Nettime anthology: README! Ascii Culture and the Revenge of Knowledge (Autonomedia, NYC, 1998) and publishes in CTheory, Canadian Journal of Communication (forthcoming), The Information Society (forthcoming), E-Money and a variety of electronic journals. Some of his recent writing can be found at http://www.fis.utoronto.ca/~stalder/html/left.html

Karel Swift
In her current position as University Registrar and Director of Admissions and Awards, Karel Swift has overall responsibility for University-wide registrarial matters, undergraduate admissions, student recruitment, awards and financial aid and manages a department of about seventy staff. Ms. Swift came to the University of Toronto as an undergraduate student. She has been employed by the University of Toronto since 1972 in a variety of administrative positions in the areas of admissions, awards, financial aid and various registrarial functions including academic discipline and student records management.




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