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Data Mining the Deceased: Film & Discussion

Posted by nte on February 3, 2019 in Films, In Action
Photo courtesy of Julia Creet.
Photo courtesy of Julia Creet.

Free public screening followed by expert-led discussion on current issues of genetic genealogy.

Sun. 3 Feb 2019 (2:00PM-5:00PM)
Paul O'Regan HallHalifax Central Library5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Come early, seating is limited. No reservations.

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Genealogy is arguably the largest historical enterprise in the world, and one of the largest data mining operations. Data Mining the Deceased takes a look at individual and industry stakes in the phenomenon of family history.


  • Julia Creet: Director of Data Mining the Deceased and English Professor, York University.
  • Françoise Baylis: Bioethicist & Philosopher, University Research Professor, Dalhousie University.
  • Darryl Leroux: Sogiologist of Indigeous DNA claims, Saint Mary's Unviersity.


  • Officer of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • OIPC - Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Public Libraries
  • NTE Impact Ethics
  • Dalhousie University