2013 Teach-In Program of Events

The following is part of the 2013 eCommunications teach-in archive

Teach-in on University e-Services Outsourcing to US Corporations

Saturday November 16, 2013   9 AM – 4 PM
Room 728, Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
Claude T. Bissell Building
140 St. George Street


Time Activity
9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Seamus Ross, Dean, iSchool, UofT: Welcome
Andrew Clement, iSchool, UofT, Teach-in Organizer: Opening remarks
9:15 – 10:45 Introductory Keynote Speakers
Bob Cook, CIO, UofT: “Proposed project to migrate UofT faculty and staff email to Microsoft Office 365
Caspar Bowden, Former Chief Privacy Advisor, Microsoft Europe: “How the US crafted secret mass-surveillance laws for foreign cloud data, without any legal rights or redressPresentation Video and Slides
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 External Experts
Roger Singh, CTO, Scalar Decisions: “Canadian options for university outsourcingPresentation Slides
Jim Turk, Executive Director, CAUT: “Putting academics at risk – university outsourcing of email and electronic servicesPresentation Slides
Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director (Acting), CCLA: “Civil liberties and state surveillance
Avner Levin, Ryerson University: “Outsourcing email at Ryerson University
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Stakeholders
Heidi Bohaker, History, UofT: “States, power, and information technology: perspectives from historyExtended Remarks
Scott Prudham, President, University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA): “Faculty perspectives on UofT outsourcing
Paul Tsang, President, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1998: “Staff perspectives on UofT outsourcing
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Wrap up
Where do we go from here?
Open discussion