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(Dis)Trust and AI: Perspectives from Across Disciplines and Sectors

2023-10-23T10:50:46-04:00June 28th, 2023|, , |

Concerns about trust, distrust, and artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise as our societies become more and more exposed to these technologies. This event will focus on pressing questions under the general theme of (dis)trust and AI and bring together people working in different academic disciplines and sectors of society to collaborate in [...]

Institutional Distrust and Injustice

2023-06-28T14:12:08-04:00February 8th, 2023|

Institutional Distrust and Injustice We hear, time and time again, that Western societies are facing a new crisis of trust—one that is marked by declining trust in public institutions. Yet institutional distrust, specifically among socially marginalized groups, has long been a concern in these societies. Included are the [...]

March & April 2022 Member News & Updates

2022-05-03T19:24:39-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Members|

We have several exciting announcements to share in this bi-monthly update! First, two of our faculty members were recently recognized for scholarly excellence by the Office of the President at Western University: Pauline Barmby was one of three Western Researchers named a 2022 Distinguished University Professor. Established in 2005, the Distinguished University Professor Award recognizes [...]

October & November 2021 Member News & Updates

2021-12-02T21:28:12-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Members|

We're very excited to begin this post with three exciting achievements from our members. First, in October our postdoc Bartek Chomanski accepted a tenure track position in the department of philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, his home country. Please join us in congratulating Bartek & wishing him all the best in his new [...]

Artificial Intelligence, Harm, and You

2021-11-17T19:48:23-05:00November 17th, 2021|, |

To celebrate the official launch of Western's Interdisciplinary Development Initiative exploring the real-world social impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada and around the world, join us for a virtual panel discussion on the harms algorithms can cause, and the launch of a poster exploring the impacts of AI on the daily life of [...]

Summer 2021 Graduate Research Projects

2021-11-15T12:50:39-05:00November 15th, 2021|Graduate Students|

Providing distinctive interdisciplinary training in the sciences and humanities is a central aim of the Rotman Institute. During the summer of 2021, we were very pleased to offer funding to support a variety of research projects that included ten of our graduate student members. Project supervisors included three Rotman postdoctoral associates and faculty [...]

Rotman Trainee Awards

2023-10-26T09:40:12-04:00October 26th, 2021|

Trainee Awards & Recognition Rotman trainees, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate student members, have received a number of awards, secured competitive fellowships and been recognized for exceptional scholarly achievements. Notable distinctions dating back to 2013 are listed below. Scholarships & Fellowships Clair Baleshta (doctoral student) -recipient of a SSHRC [...]

July 2021 Member News & Updates

2021-08-05T11:19:44-04:00August 5th, 2021|Members|

We'd like to start this month's post with some exciting news from Heather Stewart. Heather (supervised by Carolyn McLeod) successfully defended her thesis titled "The Moral and Political Status of Microaggressions" on July 28th via Zoom. She has also accepted a position at Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Heather! We wish you [...]

May & June 2021 Member News & Updates

2021-12-15T16:29:07-05:00July 5th, 2021|Members|

Our first piece of exciting news in this bi-monthly post comes from Francesca Vidotto. Francesca was named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Foundations of Physics in June. The CRC program is designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences [...]

May & June 2020 Member News & Updates

2020-07-09T11:33:18-04:00July 9th, 2020|Members|

This bi-monthly post begins with exciting news from a couple of our members. First off, we are excited to announce that Jess Du Toit received a Varnier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2023. The Vanier Scholarship recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement, research potential and leadership. In addition to this award, a few of our faculty members [...]

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