Past 2020 HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS and LECTURES

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TUESDAY, January 14, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP on the A to Z of Digital Photography: Liz Perrin leads you through everything you ever wanted to know about taking, scanning, saving, organizing and sharing digital photographs. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca.

TUESDAY, January 28, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Benjamin Fung, PhD of McGill University explains how hacking works, who profits from our private data, and what we can do to protect ourselves. Dr. Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity and Associate Professor, School of Information Studies at McGill. Discussion with Q&A.

TUESDAY, February 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
*HANDS-ON WORKSHOP on Using the Internet to Build Your Community:
Liz Perrin introduces you to apps and websites such as Meetup to link you to people with similar interests.
*Participants may use their own device or reserve one belonging to the Atwater Library.
Seating is limited, so advance registration is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca.

TUESDAY, February 25, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Karyn Moffatt of McGill University explains how digital technology is shaped by the people who use it and why it is often maladapted to the needs of seniors. She will describe successful efforts to make improvements for older adults and invite your participation. Dr. Moffatt is a Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing and Associate Professor, School of Information Studies at McGill. Discussion with Q&A.

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
*HANDS-ON WORKSHOPSo You Think You’ve Been Hacked? If it looks like your personal information has been stolen, either from your computer or your bank, Liz Perrin will take you through steps to find out what happened and help you minimize the damage.
*Participants may use their own device or reserve one belonging to the Atwater Library.
Seating is limited, so advance registration is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca.

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
CANCELLED: Taylor Owen of McGill University gives a talk on how digital technologies threaten democracy and what we can do about it. He is Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications and Associate Professor in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill. Will be rescheduled.

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
CANCELLED: In honour of Earth Day, Darin Barney of McGill University illustrates the not insignificant environmental impacts of our uses of digital media. Professor Barney is Grierson Chair in Communication Studies and Associate Professor at McGill. Discussion with Q&A.

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