We’re pleased to announce that Nicole Goodman is taking on a new role as Director of the Centre for e-Democracy. Launched by Delvinia CEO Adam Froman with the support of the Munk School of Global Affairs in October 2014, the Centre was founded in an effort to generate, translate and disseminate research and knowledge about the impact of digital technologies on politics and democracy with a focus on Canada. Our goal is to improve access to this knowledge and ensure it is available in plain language. Nicole, who served as Research Director prior to her recent maternity leave, will oversee the Centre’s CONTINUE READING
Last week, the Centre for e-Democracy (CeD) released key findings from the SSHRC-funded Internet Voting Project; a study of voters, candidates, and election administration during the 2014 Ontario municipal elections, in a webinar presented by Nicole Goodman, CeD Research Director and Assistant Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In her presentation, which you can view below, Nicole discusses the benefits and challenges of using Internet voting in municipal elections from the perspectives of voters, candidates, and election administration, and how the inclusion of this technology is changing elections. The webinar, hosted CeD Founder & Chair Adam Froman, also CONTINUE READING
The Centre for e-Democracy (CeD) is pleased to announce the release of key findings from the SSHRC-funded Internet Voting Project; a study of voters, candidates, and election administration during the 2014 Ontario municipal elections. Dr. Nicole Goodman, CeD Research Director and Assistant Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, will share findings from her research, which seeks to address the question: What is the impact of Internet voting on local elections in Canada? during a free webinar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th. REGISTER NOW Nicole will discuss the benefits and challenges of using Internet voting in municipal CONTINUE READING
We recently sat down with Adam Froman, the Centre for e-Democracy’s Founder & Chair, to ask him about his passion for e-Democracy, the Centre’s partnership with the Munk School and what he’s hoping to achieve with the Centre in the long run.
Why e-Democracy? You’re an entrepreneur and the CEO of a successful digital strategy and innovation firm. What sparked your interest in this topic and led to the creation of this Centre?
e-Democracy has been a key component of Delvinia’s work over the past 15 years and it’s a topic I’ve become passionate about. So, I founded this centre for a number of reasons… CONTINUE READING
We recently spoke with Nicole Goodman, the Centre’s Research Director, about her involvement in this initiative, the need for more knowledge and research around e-Democracy in Canada, and her hopes for the Centre’s future. Here’s what she had to say.
What prompted you to get involved in with the Centre?
I think democracy in this country is in flux ? some say it’s changing, others contend it’s eroding. I don’t know the answer to this, but I do know it is important for us to shed light on these developments… CONTINUE READING