Over the past year, the ISSP has published multiple member blogs about how we need to transform decision-making to more effectively address grand challenges, such as transforming teaching, training and the science enterprise; fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in decision-making; putting into practice new decision-making models, and reframing how we think about science and technology in domestic and international policy. The compilation also includes a dedicated section on the grand challenges of COVID-19 and climate change.
Over the past six months, the ISSP has published multiple member blogs providing concrete advice to decision-makers about the myriad impacts and dimensions of COVID-19 – everything from science advice and government responses, to data collection and modelling to the cultural dimensions of superspreader events, the future of air travel, and the impacts on human rights.
Core Member, ISSP
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Science, uOttawa
Mission-driven research offers a tremendous opportunity to support the socio-economic development of a country like Canada. I offer three important considerations that will be key to maximizing Canada’s return on investment from a mission-driven approach.
We need to understand that Indigenous voice is important in all mission-driven projects. If we make that space for Indigenous voices in the creation of missions, it broadly serves society as a whole and the economy as a whole.
On Thursday, January 27, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Lundy Lewis, 2019 Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP uOttawa and Professor of Computer Information Systems at Southern New Hampshire University to discuss inclusive approaches to the participation in the digital economy.
On Tuesday, February 8, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM, join RCIScience and the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy for a look at the impact that citizen science has had on science and policy, and a discussion of the challenges to be overcome to make citizen science an even more powerful positive force.
On Thursday, February 24, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Chelsea Schelly, 2022 Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP uOttawa and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University to discuss the social aspects of socio-technological systems transitions.
On Thursday, March 31, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Eda Kranakis, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa to discuss Monsanto’s research practices, intellectual property designs, commercial aims, and strategic scientific rhetoric.
On Thursday, November 25, at 12:30 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy was pleased to support the University of Ottawa and the Office of the Vice-President, Research in organizing a Partner Panel at the 2021 Canadian Science Policy Conference: Mission-Driven Research and Innovation to Address Grand Challenges: Does Canada have what it takes?
On Thursday, October 28, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Chibuike Udenigwe, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, School of Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa, to discuss the sustainability of global food systems.
On Thursday, October 14, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a panel to discuss the successes and failures of COVID governance and what they mean for trust in expertise and public sector decision-making over the longer term.
New survey results from Positive Energy and Nanos Research evaluate how Canadians perceive the level of public consensus on a number of climate and energy issues. The survey asks Canadians about the current level of agreement on these issues, as well as the level of agreement relative to five years ago.
The fruit of eighteen months of engagement with our members, it is grounded in the ambitious vision of helping Canada to transform decision-making to meet the grand challenges of our time. The plan lays out multiple research, teaching and outreach goals, activities and target outcomes to realize this vision.