Hello All! My name is Wade Deisman and I am delighted to be joining the TRU online community of educators and very excited to meet my first students. I have been teaching for more than 20 years and it is my life’s passion. I like to say that I am a Criminologist by vocation, a Sociologist by training – and a Social Theorist at heart. My research interests range from a fascination with all things theoretical to a more substantive focus on terrorism and violent extremism, surveillance, and Anonymous. I have worked for the Law Commission of Canada and the Atlantic Institute for Criminology and have conducted research for the RCMP and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. I am an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform and currently serve on the Board of Smart Justice Canada. I am very much looking forward to getting to know folks here.