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Colin McKay
Works at Google Canada
Attended University of Toronto
Lived in Ottawa, Ontario
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My world ... is so confusing. 15 year-old me wouldn't have imagined this.
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Ah! The rich history of the people of the Airport Lands.

Their leader, John Running Refueling Truck, struck the first treaty with the Crown in 1846.
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Rumor has it they worshiped queues and built Stonehenge-like monuments out of crowd control stanchions.  They would gather around with their arms out while fellow airportlanders ceremonially rubbed their appendages.  
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"Buy Empire by Telephone" - an early 1930s campaign to promote trade between Britain and the colonies. This is one five posters that lined up to form the tag line.
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Early in-dash navigation. Reminds me of the Digital Driver game I had at 10.

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Google Now just suggested the driving time to the UPS Store in Ogdensburg, NY - where I pick up my online shopping packages. I'm not expecting a package, but I guess I'm predictable.
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"In Chatham, Ont., one winter pothole went so deep, it revealed the city’s original yellow brick road."
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I think Winnipeg got more than 50 days of -30 C this year! Brrr
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Those who know how often I drive to Rochester NY, and how I like info graphics, will appreciate "Come to Rochester"
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"The girls in the video were cast by people who didn’t quite understand what they were engaged in culturally." - an oral history of Sir Mix-A-Lot's  "Baby Got Back"
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Yep. Don't count your ... until they're hatched.
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oo so sad....
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Public Policy Wonk, Research Leader and Social Media Advocate
  • Google Canada
    Public Policy - Canada, 2011 - present
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
    Director, Research, Education and Outreach, 2007 - 2011
  • Industry Canada
    2002 - 2007
  • Transport Canada
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario - Toronto - Milan - New Delhi - Hong Kong - Kingston, Jamaica
Public policy wonk, research leader, social media advocate

Public policy professional with 15 years experience researching, interpreting and communicating complex economic and social policy issues to diverse audiences.

Research and advocacy specialist with experience assessing and communicating the impact of new technologies to diverse audiences.

Significant experience evangelizing social media technologies and philosophies, including their implementation.


Strategic planning and execution, policy analysis, science and technology issues, privacy and data protection, stakeholder relations, social marketing, social media, and Government 2.0

  • University of Toronto
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