Author: Hubert Brychczyński, Łukasz Jarząbek, Nicole Arbour and Brendan Frank
Content Writer, Centre for Systems Solutions
Senior Game Designer, Centre for Systems Solutions
External Relations Manager, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Let’s travel to 2035. According to scientists, the Arctic is going to become ice-free by the end of the decade. Vessels will soon start rushing there, enticed by the promise of year-round sailing opportunities. An international organization, called the Arctic League, safeguards the region’s future development while balancing economic, societal, and environmental considerations…
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
It’s exactly 40 years since President Reagan nominated as Surgeon General the man who would go on to lead the fight-back against AIDS, renowned social conservative and presbyterian Christian Dr. C. Everett Koop (Chick, to his friends). As Dr. Fauci (Tony, to his friends) summed him up, “Chick was always respectful, but he did not much care what other people thought of him… He had such a strong inner moral compass.”
As Canada’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets creep closer, our menu of technological options will grow increasingly fixed. A new study from Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa articulates what it might take to change that.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, there were over 118,000 infections globally. The very next day, I was contacted by the uOttawa administration, who urgently needed some modelling to better understand their options for addressing the virus on campus.
On Thursday, April 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Mariam Humayun, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Assistant Professor, Marketing, Telfer School of Management, uOttawa, to discuss the emergence and resilience of Bitcoin.
On Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS will host an expert panel discussion on AI and machine learning.
Will AI and machine learning augment or replace human creativity? How do we teach creativity to the next generation in a world of AI and machine learning? And how do we ensure teaching creativity and innovation in this world remains inclusive?
On Thursday, May 27, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Handan Tezel, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Enginnering, Faculty of Enginnering, uOttawa, to discuss how we can capture carbon dioxide from combustion gases or from air and recycle it back to make fuels and other useful chemicals, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 4:30 PM, The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University were delighted to host Sethuraman Panchanathan, the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the 2021 Bromley Memorial Event.
On Thursday, March 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Tosh Southwick, co-owner operator of IRPotential and ISSP Advisory Committee member, to discuss the challenges of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
On Monday, March 22, at 8:00 AM, CIPS, the Asia Studies Network (ASN), Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), and the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies hosted Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), to discuss the challenges in defining education in the future when higher education systems around the world are confronting the impact of COVID-19.
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 were 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 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, hosted a panel with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous experts
Congratulations to Jackie Dawson, Core Member and Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy at the ISSP uOttawa, recipient of the 2020 SSHRC Impact Connection Award for her climate change research.
How has COVID-19 affected Canadians' attitudes towards climate action? The sense of urgency appears to be trending up. Nik Nanos returns to the podcast to discuss results from the latest Positive Energy/Nanos quarterly tracking survey, including the appetite for climate ambition and levels of public trust in different information sources.