Category: Community Outreach

IEEE Women in Engineering Talk Well Received

On 23 January 2018 Victoria Rubin was invited to speak to a group of engineering students and researchers. The talk was about creating more morally-savvy natural language processing technologies, for instance, those that could potentially weed out misinformation and disinformation in online news. Rubin noticed 3 alarming trends in online environments: proliferation of misinformation and Read More …

London Public Library Specialists’ Guest Talk at Western

Last week we were fortunate to hear from professionals in the field of Library and Information Science about their programming, reference services and collections for non-English speaking population of London, Ontario. Heather LaVallee, Sherwood Branch Supervisor, Jodi Lewis, Jalna Branch Supervisor, and David McCord, LPL Coordinator, Collections Management of the London Public Library gave a team Read More …

Crossing Language Barriers Poster Session at FIMS, Western

Quiz: What languages are the signs in? What do you think they say? Do they have anything in common? “Crossing Language Barriers for Information Provision and Access” Poster SessionTuesday, December 5, 2016  @9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.FIMS Graduate Library (FIMS & Nursing Building 3020)Please join the Multilingual Information Access class students as they present their Read More …

Mediations Team-Talk @Western: Fake News or Truth?

“Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Middlesex College, Room 6 @ Western Presented by Dr. Victoria Rubin, Niall Conroy, Yimin Chen and Sarah Cornwell Responses from: Meredith Levine and Victoria O’MearaAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: Read More …

Silverman, Buzzfeed Canada, on Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation

Craig Silverman, the Founding Editor of Buzzfeed Canada, will deliver the Fall 2016 Clissold Lecture entitled “Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation”.Location: Rm. 3345, Somerville House at Western, London, ON. Time: November 1, 2016 @ 5pm.Mark Rayner, the Program Coordinator & Committee Chair for the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”]Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News”Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Western University, London, Room (TBA)Presented by LiT.RL Team MembersAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a type of deception that intentionally Read More …