PAST EVENTS

Expert Workshop ‘Design and Performance: Developing Canadian Partnerships for Countering Violent Extremism’

Hosts: Ryerson University & the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) This workshop brought together international subject matter experts to learn from recent experiences in design, testing and application of various approaches to measurement and evaluation for CVE programs. The focus was on lessons learned about what worked and did not,…

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TSAS Workshop: Research Findings from TSAS sponsored projects

After TSAS’s move from University of British Columbia to University Waterloo in late 2016 we were pleased to resume the TSAS workshops series. This Workshop’s presentations highlighted the breath of relevant research in Security and Terrorism and its societal images – as well as highlighting the caliber of the Canadian scholars now working in this…

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New insights on counterterrorism issues: Canadian foreign fighters; online recruitment; and the futures of terrorism

Held in Ottawa, this one day workshop of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) presented updated findings from TSAS’s three collaborative research projects funded under the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP), led by Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS): the empirical study of Canadian…

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TSAS Summer Academy 2015

TSAS aims to cultivate a new generation of well-informed scholars and policy analysts. The Summer Academy is a principal part of this plan and brings together graduate students, post-doctoral students and junior policy makers and analysts from across Canada to participate in a highly focused learning experience. The Summer Academy is designed to foster a…

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Preliminary Research Findings from TSAS-sponsored projects

In 2012 TSAS issued our first Call for Proposals for new research projects. The applications we received were reviewed by a committee that included academic researchers and government officials across several departments. TSAS funded 10 of the  applications and researchers commenced work on their projects a year ago (in April 2013). Given the broad vision…

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Exploring the legal and social dimensions of radicalization

In this TSAS workshop, we concentrated on two major research projects that are being established through funding provided by the Canadian Safety and Security Program. The first investigates the processes whereby individuals consider becoming ‘foreign fighters’, while the second focuses on internet forum conversations where individuals circulate extremist world views. The workshop was designed to…

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Security Policies and Community Relationships

TSAS brought together researchers, community leaders, government policy makers and practitioners to present on Security Policy and Community Relations. Experts spoke on a broad range of topics including preventing radicalization, deradicalization, and building social cohesion, media analysis, emerging research and new concepts and tools. TSAS a réuni des chercheurs, les dirigeants communautaires, les décideurs et…

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TSAS Summer Academy 2013

TSAS aims to cultivate a new generation of well-informed scholars and policy analysts. The Summer Academy is a principal part of this plan and in July 2013 brought together graduate students from 10 universities from across Canada and representatives from 8 different federal government agencies to participate in a highly focused learning experience. Addressing the…

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Turning A New Leaf: Developments in Research and Policy on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

This security focused workshop was designed to inspire policy-makers and researchers alike with thought-provoking ideas and new methodological developments. Each day, a set of scholars presented an important idea emerging from their research generating a discussion around security or counter-terrorism policy. Nouvelle feuille de route : Avancées dans la recherche et la politique liées au…

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Workshop on Terrorism: The Social Conditions & Processes of Radicalization

TSAS held a workshop on November 10th, 2012 in Ottawa. The workshop on “The Social Conditions and Process of Radicalization” was a one-day event designed to piggy-back on the Kanishka Project opening conference run by Public Safety Canada. Over 55 people participated in a day of research presentations and discussion focused on the study of…

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