Faculty in the News

Centre for Cities Director Dr. Anneke Smit joins CBC morning radio shows across Ontario to discuss Centre report on municipal states of emergency

Director of the Windsor Law Centre for Cities, Dr. Anneke Smit joined CBC morning radio shows across the province on…

University of Windsor Daily News: Professor Chapdelaine takes up research fellowship to explore regulation of big data

(22 October 2020) Windsor Law Centre for Cities faculty affiliate, Professor Chapdelaine, is assuming the role of research fellow at…

CTV News Windsor: Windsor Law Centre for Cities releases first report focusing on municipal governance during COVID-19

(29 September 2020) CTV News Windsor looks at The Windsor Law Centre for Cities' first report, "States of Emergency: Decision-making…

CBC WINDSOR: Professors Sukanya Pillay and Kristen Thomasen comment on use of COVID-19 database

(08 September 2020) According to a CBC Windsor article, the Windsor Police Service's decision to access the provincial COVID-19 database…

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on Windsor Police use of facial recognition software

(05 March 2020) Windsor Law professor Kristen Thomasen comments that the problem isn't only the use of facial recognition software…

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TORONTO STAR: Anneke Smit op-ed on COVID-19 municipal emergency powers

Centre for Cities Director Dr. Anneke Smit co-authored an op-ed for the Toronto Star with UBC Allard School of Law's…

A Ring video doorbell (L) is displayed during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2015.

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen interviewed on Amazon Ring potential in Windsor

Privacy experts, including University of Windsor law professor Kristen Thomasen, say they're concerned about the possibility of Windsor establishing a partnership…

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CTV WINDSOR: Cities and Climate Action co-lead Smit, students interviewed

The City of Windsor will meet on January 27, 2020 to deliberate over the municipal budget. Watch to see what…

WINDSOR STAR: Cities & Climate Action co-lead Smit on drive-thrus in climate emergency

A climate emergency — and a drive-thru for 27 cars: Windsor Star reports on municipal control over the establishment of…

CBC AFTERNOON DRIVE: Anneke Smit interviewed on national research-a-thon

Coordinated by students in Windsor Law's Cities and Climate Action Forum and Osgoode Hall's Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic, students…

This photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on surveillance camera facial recognition

CBC Windsor reports that Detroit police and the Detroit airport have started using facial recognition through their surveillance cameras —…

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. ( (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)

CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on new surveillance cameras for downtown core

CBC Windsor reports on Windsor city council's approval of 20 new surveillance cameras for the downtown core at Monday night's…