Stephanie Fielding

Policy & Research Analyst

Stephanie Fielding is a Policy + Research Analyst with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she supports projects in the AI + Society and Skills for the Innovation Economy work streams. 

Stephanie’s practice situates itself at the intersection of technology, social policy, art, and design. She is interested in how information infrastructures and emerging technologies can be used to engage and benefit the public, the balance between innovation and ethical practice, and how creative approaches may be incorporated into policy. She has conducted research into personal data practices and perceptions, algorithmic ethics, discriminatory analytics, and smart-city data governance. 

She is currently pursuing a Master of Information at the University of Toronto, in Critical Information Policy Studies + User-Ce​ntred Design. She also contributes research to the SSHRC-IDG and JHI-UTSC funded project Making Responsible Reporting Practices Visible: Humanitarian Crisis, Global Media, and the War in Syria, is a member of the Reprising The Real World of Technology Working Group at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, and recently participated in the Transition’s milieuXbahaus residency in Montreal. 

Prior to her masters, she co-directed a contemporary art gallery called 8eleven. Stephanie also holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University, and a BA in Psychology + Art History from McGill University. 

4 Contributions


Nov 12, 2019

From asking Alexa about the weather to catching some Z's, this article provides a snapshot of how personal data is being actively and passively collected during your down time.
Data Never Sleeps: Data collection practices in domestic spaces

Nov 4, 2019

Learn more about the Into the Dataverse series, an exploration into how personal data is currently generated, collected, and used in Canada
README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series

Oct 28, 2019

This project examines how personal data is currently being generated, collected and used in order to equip policymakers with a better understanding of current practices and public perceptions.
Into the Dataverse: A snapshot of how personal data is generated, collected, and used in Canada

Aug 26, 2019

Stephanie shares her experience as a Research + Policy Intern at BII+E
Stephanie’s Research + Policy Internship Blog
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