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Peter Chow-White

Dr. Peter Chow-White is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he is Director of the Genomics and Networks Analysis Lab and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at SFU, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a member of the Centre for Clinical Diagnostic Genomics at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver.

For over a decade, Dr. Chow-White has been examining and communicating developments in new information technologies such as the Internet, big data, data mining, and social media. His extensive research examines how big data, the Internet, social media, and genomic and biomedical technologies impact organizational and social change.

He consults and collaborates with government agencies, NGOs, educators, political campaigns, and commercial firms to improve the role of communication, information technologies, and social media in their organizations. He has worked with a diverse set of private and public organizations, such as the British Columbia Cancer Agency, the Terry Fox Foundation, Teck Mining, Stantec, the West Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of British Columbia and Canada.