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How digital disruptions are changing our social and environmental systems

Part of the Hope and Agency in Uncertain Times conference

Date & time
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Registration is closed


Sabine Bergler, Damon Matthews, and Baron Tymas, moderated by Micheline Ayoub


This event is free and open to the public in person and online


Rebecca Tittler


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


As digital technology continues to impact everyday life, it is important to build awareness of the opportunities and risks that the digital age poses to social and environmental systems.  Sustainability in the Digital Age is a Concordia think tank that works to build awareness on digital sustainability and the LEADS program is a graduate training experience about science leadership in a digitally enabled global context. This panel will invite speakers to explore how digital transformations are impacting everyday human interactions and what that means for environmental sustainability. From music to social media, researchers on campus are asking questions like;, How can the arts influence the sustainability of a community and how does digital innovation mediate that interaction? How can we deal with bias in AI and detect sentiment, emotion and offense in social media?  Come and learn about these initiatives and join the in-person Q&A.

About the panelists

Sabine Bergler is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia. She is a founding member of the CLaC Laboratories, conducting computational linguistics research at Concordia.

Damon Matthews is Professor Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, as well as Program Director of the NSERC Create Leadership in Environmental and Digital Innovation for Sustainability (LEADS) program and Scientific Co-Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age (SDA), a think tank at Concordia and host to the Future Earth Canada Hub.

Baron Tymas is Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Concordia. As a jazz musician, he has a strong interest in work across disciplines and in sustainability.

Moderator Micheline Ayoub is Global Hub Director (Canada) of Future Earth and Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age.


This event is part of:

Hope and agency in uncertain times

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