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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Jun 19, 2020

Part of our series of self-reflective articles and publications, this guide explores the value and prevalence of creative approaches in policy research and knowledge translation.
Close Encounters of the Creative Kind: A guide to experimental approaches to policy research and knowledge translation

Jun 19, 2020

A methodological guide investigating creative approaches to policy research and dissemination.
Close Encounters of the Creative Kind: An introduction to the guide

Feb 20, 2020

A conclusion and summary of what we currently know about public perceptions related to personal data collection, data activism, and current legislation and policy.
Life after Dataverse

Feb 4, 2020

In today's world, digital communication is by far the most common way of maintaining connections with others, from social media to dating apps. But what insights are gathered from your personal data??
Data with Destiny
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