Kevin Chan is Director of Public Policy, Canada, at Facebook. He has spearheaded the creation of Facebook’s Canadian Election Integrity Initiative and the Facebook – Canadian Press News Fellowship, and co-founded #CanadaPerforms with the National Arts Centre, a national livestreaming platform promoting Canadian culture online that has inspired sister initiatives, including #ArtsAcrossAmerica in partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Previously, Kevin was deputy secretary-general of McGill University and a non-residential fellow at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. He has served in executive roles in the Canadian Prime Minister’s Department and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and has testified before numerous Parliamentary committees, including the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy.
A graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, the Ivey Business School, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, he is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal, awarded for a deed or activity that brings benefit or honour to Canada.
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