Media Ethics LAB
It's time to explore new ethical perspectives and sustainable frameworks
to underpin the building blocks of our human-technology ecosystem.
Established in 2019 at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, the Media Ethics Lab is a research hub that studies the ways that digital media practices and emerging technologies are marked by ethical issues and decisive political, societal and cultural questions.
Serving as a focal point for information related to academic programs, research, and public policy initiatives in the field, the Media Ethics Lab fosters open research, integrated learning, and civic engagement to explore the potential that information and communication technologies hold for enacting positive social change.
Our Research Areas
Our current research efforts are centered around Digital Equity, Digital City, and Digital Literacy.
We bring an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approach to these topics, through our 3 pillars of action:
Open Research, Integrated Learning, and Civic Engagement.
The academic research and collaborative efforts we lead are nothing if not for the greater good, as we must not only work towards a healthier digital world, but a more equitable planet. All of the Media Ethics Lab’s efforts to better understand and improve digital realms such as digital cities, equity and literacy are done in support of the UN’s sustainable development goals.
A major component of our research methodology relies on open and collaborative discussion. It is with this intention that we host periodical charrette sessions that holistically aim to create a respectful, collaborative platform for bridging gaps evident in our contemporary digital media landscape.
If you run an organization, university program or learning community, we want to hear from you. We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge on experiential learning and the charrette methodology with you. Our minds are open to whatever future project you want to discuss with us, and we look forward to growing our community with you.