Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
Taiwan has effectively handled the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, but is now facing an unexpected outbreak. Although the numbers still pale in comparison to Canada, the trends in the last few days points to a rise in cases and low vaccination rates.
Masters candidate in International Science and Technology Policy
Elliott School, George Washington University
This is a really exciting time for science. We're on the verge of finding solutions to many of the major issues the world is facing—in security, health, energy and more. There's no clearer example of the impact that science and technology solutions can have than the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, including the accelerated vaccine development.
PhD Candidate in Environmental Geography
Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics, uOttawa
The natural state of fisheries is a condition that sociologists consider in relation to the communities that rely on it. When it comes to impact, policy makers take this data to inform how to best manage the resource. To achieve effective policy, we need to work in evolution with one another, using our skill sets to complement one another for the greater good.
Today, more so than ever, the scientific enterprise is critical to our national health and prosperity. Prosperity does not only mean economic prosperity but also societal prosperity that comes from having access to technology and applications that science and engineering enable. And at the heart of the research enterprise are people.
Bringing science and technology to the policy table to better inform science policies, and to improve society, is fundamental to shaping and implementing public policy, including strategies to overcome this pandemic.
On Thursday, July 22nd 2021, at 11 AM, the Science and Policy Exchange, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), National Research Council (NRC) and the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) will be hosting a science diplomacy event to introduce early-career scientists to real global science-policy issues and to guide them through various evidence-informed policy scenarios.
From Monday, May 31 to Thursday, June 3, 2021, Positive Energy hosted a virtual conference exploring the roles and responsibilities between and among public authorities making decisions about Canada's energy future in an age of climate change. The conference convened senior leaders from business, government, Indigenous communities, civil society and the academy for a series of online, interactive, 1-hour sessions.
On Thursday, May 27, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted 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 Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS hosted 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, April 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Mariam Humayun, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Assistant Professor, Marketing, Telfer School of Management, uOttawa, to discuss the emergence and resilience of Bitcoin.
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.
Interview by Prof. Marc Saner, Inaugural Director and Core Member of the ISSP, with Elizabeth Seger, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence on knowledge, on the risk of the 'War on Science' metaphor, and what can happen when the mechanisms for how we 'know' things falls apart.