Wade Deisman

BA (Alberta), MAS (Dalhousie), PhD (Carleton)
Surrey Office: Arbutus 2113
Surrey Campus: 604.599.2395

Dr. Wade Deisman is a social scientist, educator, activist, media pundit and provocateur, and public advocate. He teaches courses in criminological theory, policing, and national security and intelligence at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is the host of the weekly radio show “Intersections” on Roundhouse Radio. Prior to moving to the Lower Mainland, he was a professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and the Director of the Ottawa-based National Security Working Group.


Wade’s research interests range from a fascination with all things theoretical to a more substantive focus on terrorism and violent extremism, surveillance, and Anonymous. He worked for the Law Commission of Canada and the Atlantic Institute for Criminology and has conducted research for the RCMP and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He is a passionate teacher and an ardent proponent of community-based education. He is an outspoken advocate of criminal justice reform and an incorrigible interlocutor of the public good. He is a frequent commentator in the news and television media and has appeared in a range of programs including CBC’s Canada Now, Question Period, The National, Canada AM, CTV Newsnet, The Current, Dispatches, BC Today, Ontario Today, Ottawa Morning, Global National, A-Channel, and CPAC.


Currently, Dr. Deisman is on admin leave from teaching and serving as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts.