Social Data Analytics speaker series announced for 2022

March 17, 2022

Simon Fraser University's Social Data Analytics program presents Professor Anabel Quan-Haase on Monday, April 11th (6:30 p.m.) at SFU's Harbour Centre campus (Room 1400). This is the final event of our 2022 speaker series. Dr. Quan-Haase's lecture will focus on “What does big data tell us about public health outreach? Best practice from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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In accordance with the announcement by the Provincial Health Officer, face masks are now optional for indoor public spaces. At SFU we encourage mask use on our campuses and particularly in spaces where we are in close proximity.

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required under public health order to access businesses, events, and services. SFU continues to follow guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and will not be requiring proof of vaccination at events.

Please be mindful that event attendees will have different comfort levels. Please be understanding and compassionate of people’s individual circumstances and individual choices.


Completed Talks

  • March 1st: Dr. Patrick Baylis (UBC)

“Assessing the Impacts of Environment Hazards with Text Analysis”

  • March 9th: Dr. Jennifer Hinnell (UBC)

“What’s in the hands? Analyzing speech and the body signal in spontaneous discourse”

  • March 16 (2 PM) Dr. Stuart Soroka (University of California, Los Angeles)

“The increasing viability of good news”