As Canada and the world look to achieve more ambitious climate targets, accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to lower-carbon and carbon-neutral energy sources is more important than ever. Today, hydrogen is increasingly being discussed as a promising fuel that could reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned in several sectors, such as transportation, buildings, and heavy industry.
Senior Fellow and former Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP uOttawa President Emeritus of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington, DC
When Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked some weeks back when he thought a semblance of normality would return, he replied Q3 or Q4 of 2021; now he’s less sure, as the emergence of new variants bringing increased transmissibility and/or vaccine resistance has thrown a series of spanners in the works. But his remarks offer us a ballpark expectation from the expert best-placed to judge; all being well, we’re around half-way through.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa
As we mark Black History Month, we are reminded of the increased burden of COVID-19 on African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities and the urgent need for evidence-based, racially responsive healthcare. In both the ACB and healthcare provider communities, pandemic-related challenges are real and mounting.
Author: Rukhsana Ahmed, Jeanette Altarriba and Dina Refki
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York; Faculty Affiliate, ISSP, uOttawa
Professor, Department of Psychology; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York
Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York
COVID-19 has inflicted disproportionate harms on minority communities, from poorer health and education outcomes to higher unemployment. What are the structural causes for health disparities in these communities?
On Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 PM, in the week of celebration of womxn and gender awareness, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, in collaboration with the Idea Connector Network, will host a panel with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous experts.
On Thursday March 4, 2021, at 12:00 PM, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM) and The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa will be delighted to host Alain Loute, Senior Lecturer at the Université Catholique de Lille and co-holder of the Law and Ethics of Digital Health Chair, to examine the relationships between knowledge and power that underlie the political management of the health crisis.
On Thursday, March 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Tosh Southwick, co-owner operator of IRPotential and ISSP Advisory Committee member, to discuss the challenges of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
On April 15, 2021, The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University will be delighted to host Sethuraman Panchanathan, the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
On Thursday, February 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Stacey Smith?, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, to discuss how modelling potential COVID-19 outcomes on campus helped uOttawa.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 12:00 PM, the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue Project on AI for Healthy Humans and Environments at the AI + Society Initiative, in collaboration with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the ISSP and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, presented a panel with Prof. Kelly Bronson, Core Member and the Canada Research Chair in Science and Society at the ISSP uOttawa, Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Azure Global, and Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research and Giuliano Tolusso, Deputy Director within the Innovation and Growth Policy Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Strategic Policy Branch.
On Thursday, January 28, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Rukhsana Ahmed, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York, to discuss Minority health disparities and Covid-19.
On Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a panel with experts and thought leaders from academia, civil society and business to comment on the national hydrogen strategy and examine the political, policy, regulatory, technical, economic, and environmental opportunities and challenges of hydrogen for Canada both at home and abroad.
On Thursday, November 26, at 12:00 PM, the ISSP hosted Prof. Martine Lagacé, Member of the Advisory Committee, ISSP and Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development, uOttawa, to discuss the aging of the Canadian workforce and its important implications for humans resources practices, notably as relates to hiring and retaining young and older workers.
New survey analysis by Positive Energy focuses on three issues that matter for Canada’s energy future in an age of climate change: the country’s climate performance; the present and future of renewables and nuclear energy; and the role that local communities should play in energy infrastructure projects.