The objective of these PolicyWiki Workshops is to expose students and practitioners of the briefing note process to a different mode of operation – the starting, constructing and completing of policy briefings in a collaborative, computer-supported environment.
The Evolution of the Policy Approach (excerpt from eBriefings.ca White Paper #07-07-001) This paper surveys the literature in the expansive field of public policy studies, from its modern origins through to its present state. The study of public policy is broadly concerned with the processes of identifying and analysing public issues, the means by which [...]
I presented our current work on Web2.0 methods for citizen science / science-crowdsourcing at the 1st Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium held Feb 9-11 at the Bamfield Marine Station in Barkley Sound. Thanks to Flickr, here are some photos of the trip and the spectacular Bamfield Marine Station. Transportation from Port Alberni to the Bamfield Maine [...]
Granted, I rarely send an email that can be classified as “secret”, “sensitive” or “protected”. I can’t think if I’ve ever sent anything that was really sensitive, even when I worked in government. The most illegal activity I’m engaged in involves renting out our basement suite. So I understand the common explanation why email encryption [...]
The Art and Craft of Policy Analysis 2.0 For the past 15 years, the Internet has changed our lives – and changed us. Now the Internet itself is undergoing its own transformation with the accelerating adoption of technologies collectively called Web2.0. This second generation web is characterized by the emergence of the Internet as a [...]
The use of the term “Salish Sea” region to define the watershed that drains the lands surrounding the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound has been approved by both the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Washington State Board on Geographic Names. With approval in principle by [...]
A group at the University of Victoria recently received $1M in funding from CANARIE Inc. (Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network) for a project called “Data from the Deep, Judgment from the Crowd”. One part of this project is called the “Digital Fishers” crowdsourcing component and this is a brief description of how it will work.
The Neptune Canada project at the University of Victoria recently received a $1M funding award from CANARIE Inc., Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, in response to its “Data from the Deep, Judgment from the Crowd” proposal. eBriefings.ca is a partner in this project, leading the “Digital Fishers” crowdsourcing component under the direction of UVic’s [...]