On Thursday, November 26, at 12:00 PM, the ISSP will host 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.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 4:30 PM, the ISSP organised the panel Aligning Science, Society and Policy for the Grand Challenges of our Time, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:30 AM, the ISSP organised the panel Polarization: What does it mean for Science Communication and Decision-Making?, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
Vice-President, Indigenous Relations, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Former CEO, Assembly of First Nations
Why should organizational leaders and managers care that their team members feel a sense of belonging and feel like they matter? In short, because pain, whether social or physical, has a negative impact on human performance. Inclusion is both a safety issue and a performance issue.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Assistant Professor, Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
Despite its reputation as a more sustainable form of transport, long-distance passenger rail travel in Canada typically results in a higher carbon footprint per passenger than long-distance commercial air travel. This is what I discovered after diving into the emissions data (recently published in the journal Canadian Geographer). Here I explain why Canada’s long-distance rail services defy the ‘green’ reputation held by rail transportation globally, and offer some policy proposals for improving the situation.
Since the emergence of COVID-19, we have seen some clear and encouraging examples of how science and evidence-informed policy have shaped Canada's response to the pandemic. Public health officials have been given a platform, ensuring that scientists are actually delivering messages to the public and providing them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. New tools are emerging to help governments find and use evidence more effectively.
This review, authored by Positive Energy Research Associate Ian T.D. Thomson, explores the scholarly literature on regulatory independence in Canada’s energy systems. It also assesses the rationale for regulatory independence, examines the evolution of independence in Canada’s regulatory system, discusses various definitions of independence and identifies the factors that affect regulators’ independence in practice.
Congratulations to Robert Slater, ISSP Advisory Committee member uOttawa and Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy, Carleton University on receiving the Lifetime award winner of the CSPC Award for Exceptional Contribution to Science Policy.
This year, we are partnering with the 20th annual STGlobal Conference, which will be virtually held on April 16-17, 2021. If students would like to present their research at the Conference, they should submit their proposals through the STGlobal website, under the “registration/submission” tab. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 16, at 11:59 p.m. EST.