Jennie Phillips

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Jennie Phillips is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Social Affairs as well as the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).[1] She is writing her thesis on the integration of digital volunteerism into official emergency response efforts via social media and mobile technology,[2] and has researched online engagement of civil societies in crisis situations, with a focus on Volunteer Technical Communities. She aims to identify strategies in policy, training, and innovation that will bridge digital volunteerism with official emergency response efforts.[1]

She is a Citizen Lab Fellow, and attended ICANN 45 through Citizen Lab[2], which is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the University of Toronto which focuses on research and development in digital media, global security, and human rights.[3]

Career History

She has five years of experience working in the Privy Council Office / Prime Ministers Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs, aiding in the development of emergency management training programs. She has also worked overseas in Swaziland and India, with nine years of experience in education and as a consultant in Information Communications & Technology (ICT). She has a Masters in Education Technology from Concordia University, Montreal.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jennie Phillips Joins the Citizen Lab as a Doctoral Student Fellow. Published 2012 October 12. Retrieved 2012 November 9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ICANN 45 Interview. ICANNWiki. Retrieved 2012 October 25.
  3. About. Citizen Lab. Retrieved 2012 November 9.