Professor Andrew Clement Celebrates 25 Years at iSchool

Professor Andrew Clement has been busy over the last quarter century founding academic units, challenging increasingly insidious surveillance practices, and advocating for Canadians’ privacy, access and other information rights.

Besides teaching at the iSchool and leading numerous interdisciplinary research initiatives, Prof. Clement is a co-founder of the Identity Privacy and Security Institute, and was Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Knowledge Media Design, at the Knowledge Media Design Institute, from 2001-2007.

The Faculty of Information and its partners at the University of Toronto are proud to have him offer his expertise to students and society.

Every year, the University honours staff and faculty who have given 25, 35 and 40 years of service with a ceremony and personalized certificate and frame to commemorate their achievement.

Prof. Clement will be honoured at the 2014 ceremony on Wednesday, May 7 at The Great Hall, Hart House, on the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto.

“Andrew’s intense dedication to Canadians’ privacy rights is inspiring, and we’re grateful he chose to establish and further his career goals here,” says Dean Seamus Ross. “Through his years of innovative research and engaging teaching style, he has explored many challenges that not only enable our students to understand their rights and risks of our surveillance society, but also contribute to expanding the understanding of these issues by Canadians more generally.”   

Research Interests

Professor Clement's research and teaching interests are in the social implications of information and communications technology and human-centred systems development. Recent work focuses on public information policy for guiding the development of Canada’s information infrastructure, digitally mediated surveillance, internet use in everyday life, digital identity constructions, public participation in information/communication infrastructures development, and community networking. He has also written papers and co-edited books in such areas as: computer supported cooperative work; participatory design; workplace surveillance; privacy; women, work and computerization; end user computing; and the 'information society' more generally.

Professor Clement continues to explore the social and public policy implications of the emerging information/communication infrastructure, and is working on identity, privacy and surveillance research as well as related public education initiatives.

Congratulations Professor Clement.

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