Friday, November 2nd
Your Own Device -- BYOD: Security and Privacy
Lawrence Dobranski, ICT Security
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
ESB 46 (Edwards' School of Business)
So are you inseparable from your personal mobile device (tablet, smart phone)? Are you a proponent of using you own device for work or for school? Are you aware of the security and privacy issues associated with Bring Your Own Device (BYoD)?
Most firms are now experiencing pressure to allow the use of their employees’ own mobile devices with the enterprise infrastructure and within the corporate environment. Individuals want to use their own mobile IT platforms to access both the corporate Intranet resources as well as their personal Internet services; they do not want to carry two devices. From an organizational perspective, information security concerns are overshadowing the use of BYOD in the enterprise. Consumers are growing more comfortable in using corporate IT resources for personal activities such as on-line shopping and social media. Many of these consumers are unaware of the risk to the enterprise that is associated with such activities. In addition, they are ill informed of the risk to their own personal identifiable information, to their wireless service provider or to their third party content that using BYOD may bring.
This session aims to provide you with an appreciation of the threats and risk exposure that comes with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at work or at school. Hopefully you will gain an ability to describe some practices to manage the risk from using BYOD.
Keynote Address - When Internet Met Copyright: The Story of the Canadian Copyfight
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ESB 46 (Edwards School of Business)
Canada has been embroiled in a decade-long debate over copyright reform. With the latest round of reforms now concluded, this talk will review the evolution of the “Canadian copyfight” and the newfound voice of user concerns. It will also examine the implications of Bill C-11 as well as tackle the simmering disputes in education, creative industries, and international trade negotiations.
Bio-Manufacturing Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications
U of S: tMED (Technology and Medicine), U of S: HIPPI (Health Innovation & Public Policy Initiative) & USST (U of S Space Design Team)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
B3 Health Sciences Building
Tissue engineering is an emerging field with the aim of producing ‘artificial’ tissue or organ substitutes that can grow with patients, ultimately providing a permanent solution to damaged tissues or organs.
In tissue engineering, tissue scaffolds play a crucial role. A tissue scaffold is a three-dimensional (3D) structure made from biomaterials with a highly interconnected pore network or microstructure that is used to facilitate cell growth and transport of nutrients and wastes while degrading gradually itself.
Fabrication of scaffolds has proven to be a challenging task. One important barrier is the inability to fabricate scaffolds with a microstructure and spatially-controlled distribution of cells that mimics the structure and cell organization in native tissues, and with both mechanical and biological properties appropriate for tissue engineering applications.
Recently, the speaker’s research group has been very active to carry on research on bio-manufacturing scaffolds for various tissue engineering applications, specifically those in which living cells are added during the fabrication process.
In this presentation, the speaker will report their recent work and achievements, and discuss the challenges and the opportunities in this emerging field. The promising use of the synchrotron–based imaging to track scaffold placement and success in living tissue will also be discussed.
iPod Touch, iPhone and iPads as Assistive Technology
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Disability Services for Students will explore the accessibility features of iDevices and give demonstrations of some innovative Assistive Technology apps.
Lecture Capture Meet & Mingle
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
G3 Murray Library
Lecture capture at the U of S has grown steadily over the past few years, both in the number of faculty making use of this learning technology and in the number of teaching spaces that are equipped to support it. Faculty that have used lecture capture, or those that have interest in learning more about lecture capture options, are invited to this informal come-and-go event.
Please send a brief rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend this opportunity to speak with other faculty using lecture capture and with the technical team that supports this service.
Light refreshments will be served.