Alex is the Research Coordinator (Democracy & Technology) at the Samara Centre for Democracy where his work is focused on understanding the impact of digital information threats on the health of Canada’s civic culture. He has coordinated major research projects that measure and analyze abusive content in online political conversations.

Alex has developed research designs for multi-year machine learning projects and has published papers surrounding best practices in utilizing artificial intelligence for civic inquiry. He continues to monitor digital policy developments in Canada, specifically regarding online harms and digital privacy legislation, and modern digital threats to Canadian democracy. He has been published in Policy Options and presented papers on these topics at international conferences.

He holds a Master of Public Policy in Digital Society from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communications, Leadership, and Culture from the University of Prince Edward Island. Alex comes from rural Eastern Ontario, and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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