PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information.

Project Manager at Social Media Lab, Ryerson University.

I teach, learn, research, & live digital culture.
- @jacobsonjenna


University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
140 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G6

jenna.jacobson [at]

Women’s Leadership Symposium | Invited Speaker

The 2017 Women’s Leadership Symposium was hosted at Shangri-La in Toronto. I was delighted to speak on the Social Media & Technology panel with an amazing lineup of women in tech.



Yvonne Yeung: Customer Support and Communications Manager at Umapped (Moderator)

Valerie Shannon: Associate Vice President, Digital Sales Strategy for Canadian Banking & Wealth at TD Bank

Michelle […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Conference, Events|Comments Off on Women’s Leadership Symposium | Invited Speaker

Information Without Borders Conference – Invited Speaker

I was invited to speak at the Information Without Borders Conference in Halifax where I spoke about our project Social Media Data Stewardship with the Social Media Lab.

There were great presentations by Dr. Amanda Clarke (professor at Carleton University) and Wayne Smith (former Chief Statistician of Canada) on digital governance in Canada.

There was also lots […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Conference, Events|Comments Off on Information Without Borders Conference – Invited Speaker

Judging the Social Media for Social Change Hackathon

I was invited to be a judge at the Ryerson University ‘Social Media for Social Change Case Competition’. The event was supported by some big names: IBM, Big Data University, and the Social Media Lab (who I was proud to be representing).
The hackathon brought about 80 people together to hack social media data for social good.
Hackathon […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Events, Professional Development|0 Comments

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training
I completed the safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training to become a suicide alert helper. Suicide is something that has deeply affected my family. I hope that this will help me help those around me – specifically students because mental health is such a serious issue at the university.

“Among those aged 15 to 34, […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Events, Professional Development|0 Comments