Philip Mai

Philip Mai

Co-Director, Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

June 22, 2021

Philip Mai is the Co-Director and a senior researcher at the Ryerson University Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also the co-founder of the International Conference on Social Media and Society.

In his work at the Social Media Lab, he focuses on tech policy, research knowledge mobilization, information diffusion, business and research partnerships, and the practical applications of social media analytics. His goal is to connect people, knowledge, and ideas. Mr. Mai is currently working on a CIHR and WHO funded project to study and combat the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.

Philip Mai graduated from Syracuse University with a Juris Doctor (JD) in International Law, Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Business Management. He has over two decades of experience working in research, communications, marketing, and business management in domains such as academia, high-tech, and politics. Before joining Ryerson, he was the Projects and Communications Manager at the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University and the Research and Communications Manager at the Dalhousie University Social Media Lab.


Role: Panel Member
Report: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Science and Health Misinformation