Stephanie Fielding

Policy + Research Analyst

Stephanie was a Research + Policy Analyst at BII+E where she supported projects in the AI + Society and Skills for the Innovation Economy work streams. She has recently joined Innovation, Science Economic Development Canada (ISED) as a member of the DTSS team.

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. 

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Mar 30, 2021

Using Statistic Canada's Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), we analyzed business trends throughout the pandemic, such as remote work, online sales, and employment and skills demands
How are Canadian businesses adapting to the Pandemic?

Nov 19, 2020

From freelancers to internationally competitive firms, this report explores the state of creative entrepreneurship and its vital role in Canada’s innovation economy.
A Portrait of Creative Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy in Canada

Nov 19, 2020

Des travailleurs autonomes aux entreprises compétitives à l’échelle internationale, le présent rapport explore l’état actuel de l’entrepreneuriat créatif
Portrait des entrepreneurs et de l’entrepreneuriat créatifs au Canada

Aug 21, 2020

Artists and creative businesses took a hard, direct hit from the pandemic. This article explores the state of creative work and entrepreneurship in the era of physical distancing.
Abstract illustration of creative items including theatre mask, video game controller.
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